This is brilliant: a bunch of delusional Christians “anointed” a road with oil in order to purify drivers in Christ’s love, so a group of atheists went out there and scrubbed it clean.
County Road 98 in Polk County, Fla., was scrubbed today by a group of atheists who are protesting the “Polk Under Prayer” campaign, supporters of which poured olive oil on the road last year in an anointment ceremony.
“Mainly we want this to be a safe haven for folks who want to raise their families,” explained Polk Under Prayer organizer, Dr. Richard Geringswald, according to ABC News affiliate WFTS-TV in Tampa. “Asking God’s protection from ne’er do wells and evil doers.”
Ellen Beth Wachs, the president of Humanists of Florida Association and Atheists of Florida, said that she feels unwelcome as an atheist in the county.
Oh, but that’s not even the best part. No, the level of crazy is truly revealed in the next paragraph of the story.
“This anointment ritual was to call out the angels to check each car that entered the county, to make sure they were Christian, and if they weren’t Christian, they would either follow Christian beliefs or get put in jail,” Wachs told ABC News.
via ABC News
That’s right, folks: these people were performing some sort of Christian voodoo/magick/woo-woo spell on a road, hoping it would somehow magically transform drivers into pure, white Christian folk and put the rest in JAIL. Holy fuckin’ shitballs, this takes things to a whole different level. And yet, they’d be the first ones to point fingers at other religions which practice this kind of ritual spellcasting and call them evil and impure. (Plus, doesn’t pouring oil on a road make it a danger to drive on? Not sure on that one.)