This is seriously the biggest most obnoxious cross I've ever seen. It is on (If I remember correctly) route 70 in Illinois about halfway between St. Louis and Champaign. Praiiiiiiiizzzzze Jeeeezus!!!!
These damn things are going up all over the place . . . I have seen 'em in Texas, Tennessee, and I know I am forgetting some others.
There's several like this in Texas too- I have distinct memories of seeing several of the "world's largest crosses" on my drive across country, generally on the emptiest stretches of road.
This begs the obvious question: is there some sort of world record registry for giant wooden religious icons? It's very tempting to buy a plot of farmland and a Spaghetti Monster stencil...
Biggest you've ever seen? That one's supposedly the largest in the US, around 200 feet or so...
May I point you to this. Its the largest in the world, around 500 feet!
this is the same one, right?
"The Cross at the Crossroads was built with a record in mind - according to the couple running the welcome center that day, the Foundation looked at the other World's Largest, and built theirs 2 feet taller."
There are two just like it in Tennessee along I-75... one's right next to a porn store.
Looks like a dildo to me.
You kids are so easily shocked.
I think that is where they crucified Paul Bunyan.
::sigh:: I live in Illinois and went past that thing on a family trip. My parents thought it was impressive...I found it utterly obnoxious.
If there are congregations out there that have a biggest cross contest.. that's not what it's about.
Even though this cross looks impressive, i really like the one in groom, Tx a whole lot better so much history and praise going on in groom.