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 Post subject: Are spikes on crosses okay?
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 6:16 am 
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If crosses are erected in hilly areas, for example, there is the risk of elephants coming and rubbing their legs and posterior on the cross. In such cases, is or okay to put spikes/teeth/saw/sharp things on the cross?

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 Post subject: Re: Are spikes on crosses okay?
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 Post subject: Re: Are spikes on crosses okay?
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I don't know... I think they're okay.
Some reasons I can think of are:

1) Animals get hurt
2) Spikes, which cause pain, are attached to a holy symbol.

My response to 1) would be that by this logic, even electric fences would be immoral.

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The fact that you must worry about elephants is simply cool.

Worst we have here are whitetail deer eating flowers and raccoons getting in the trash.

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 Post subject: Re: Are spikes on crosses okay?
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Jack3 wrote:
Spikes, which cause pain, are attached to a holy symbol.

Isn't the whole point of putting spikes on a cross to remind us of the pain Jesus suffered for us?

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So what if elephants rub against them? Are you worried thst they will knock them over? Here we have to worry about pigeons defecating on statues, but I am not aware of anyone who has tried to do anything about that, except to wash them off.

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 Post subject: Re: Are spikes on crosses okay?
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I would think that an elephant could knock one over easily.

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Doom wrote:
So what if elephants rub against them? Are you worried thst they will knock them over? Here we have to worry about pigeons defecating on statues, but I am not aware of anyone who has tried to do anything about that, except to wash them off.

The obvious solution is to build the statues out of adamantium and then rig them up to a small nuclear warhead so that when a pigeon soils them, they explode. The statue will be unharmed. The pigeon (poo) will no longer be a problem.

Logic 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Are spikes on crosses okay?
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Doom wrote:
So what if elephants rub against them? Are you worried thst they will knock them over? Here we have to worry about pigeons defecating on statues, but I am not aware of anyone who has tried to do anything about that, except to wash them off.

:laughhard :laughhard :laughhard :laughhard :laughhard

Did fs sublet his boyhood wolf cave to you, doomie? There is an entire industry dedicated to pigeon deterrence, ranging from DIY products available at hardware stores and on Amazon to full-service companies in every major city in the nation. At the risk of mixing metaphors, scads of people invest millions in “building a better mousetrap” (with varying results).

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Mrs. Timmy wrote:
Doom wrote:
So what if elephants rub against them? Are you worried thst they will knock them over? Here we have to worry about pigeons defecating on statues, but I am not aware of anyone who has tried to do anything about that, except to wash them off.

:laughhard :laughhard :laughhard :laughhard :laughhard

Did fs sublet his boyhood wolf cave to you, doomie? There is an entire industry dedicated to pigeon deterrence, ranging from DIY products available at hardware stores and on Amazon to full-service companies in every major city in the nation. At the risk of mixing metaphors, scads of people invest millions in “building a better mousetrap” (with varying results).

I've already given you the best mousetrap. I did not, however, know that millions were spent in this area. Would you like to fund my company?

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 Post subject: Re: Are spikes on crosses okay?
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 10:17 am 
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Heck, I don’t even have millions in Monopoly money, my friend. If I ever win the lottery, however, you’re welcome to move to the front of the line, ahead of all the relatives I didn’t know I have. Tell ‘em I said so.

ETA Props to the Jack for taking advantage of the time difference to beat me to the caffeine. I should have said “spend” rather than “invest.” :oops:

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Mrs. Timmy wrote:
Doom wrote:
So what if elephants rub against them? Are you worried thst they will knock them over? Here we have to worry about pigeons defecating on statues, but I am not aware of anyone who has tried to do anything about that, except to wash them off.

:laughhard :laughhard :laughhard :laughhard :laughhard

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Polite as usual. Have a nice day. :wave

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I’m here til Tuesday-try the veal. 8-)

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Mmmmmmmmm ... veal.

Wait! Baby cow? :cry:

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Mmmmmmmmm ... veal.

Wait! Baby cow? :cry:

Baby cow is delicious.
But I prefer reindeer

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