A ridiculous waste of money

This article is another example of bad, horribly bad, thinking when it comes to evangelism methodology. Good grief....the thought that this statue (and the $260,000 it took to build it) will provide an authentic message of the gospel to those who see it is another picture of the ludicrous faith that much of American Christianity has become. What ever happened to incarnational witness that is also communicated via intentional relationships with lost people. We'd rather slap people upside the head with the gospel, than lovingly lead them to the truth.