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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Adopt a Street: Did Something Slip By Lynchburg?

Sometimes you just have to sit back and just wonder. Take the case of the adopt a street program in Lynchburg.

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We are at a loss for words in pointing out something that some may consider, a wrong turn in the adopt the street program in Lynchburg. While others may find this a quite amusing irony. Right smack on Thomas Road, the home of Jerry Falwell's Church, a group of Druids have adopted the street. If you don't know Dr. Falwell, he is anything but a Druid.

And if you don't know who Druids are, we would have you peek back in history to the early English and Stonehenge when their pagan activities were the norm. Well, the Druids have come to Lynchburg to clean up Thomas Road, and the city had no qualms about placing recognition right in front of the book store operated by the Church. Next time you go up Thomas Road take a notice. We are not deceiving you, the sign is really there.

Now, we are not taking any sides on this hush hush thing that happened in our city. Nor will we imply any implications of why the Druids have decided to clean up Thomas Road. We are wondering though what is your reaction?

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At 5:08 PM, Anonymous the psy chick said...

I saw this quite awhile ago and thought it was funny in a small "haha" sort of way, although a bit disturbing. Mind you, I'm a pagan, so I've seen it in the light of many, many pagans pointing it out and trying to use it as a slap in the face to the church, which just annoys me (can't we all just get along!!!)

I wonder if it was intentional. I don't know about the adopt a highway program there. Some states make the adoptions random, others choose for the group, others allow the group to choose.

What's more telling is that the strip of highway in front of the church needed to be adopted in order to be cleaned up. Do they not care what the streets look like from their front door?

At 5:32 PM, Anonymous iwwobbly said...

Here's a link to this group's website:

Click on the link to "community Service" for more info about this particular project.

At 10:39 PM, Anonymous LU student said...

Barbarians at the gate.

At 11:05 PM, Anonymous iwwobbly said...

Yes,lu student,anyone who's not a part of your cult,oops,I mean your religion is a barbarian.

At 1:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know it has to be intentional since the groups get to choose where they will volunteer to do the adoption and cleaning.

I've never seen where that street was any more messy than any other one. To me, it's just a sign that one force will oppose another. Proof to me there are two forces at work in this world. Why else?

And psy chick, are you in the Pagan motorcycle club, or what makes you call yourself that?


At 2:19 AM, Anonymous iwwobbly said...

But which group is the "good" one and which is the "bAd" one?Hmm...

At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure LC will appreciate them keeping the street clean after the church moves. That's what I think about it.

At 11:11 PM, Anonymous "Con" said...

quote: But which group is the "good" one and which is the "bAd" one?Hmm...

That is a decision of judgment we must all make ourselves. Depending on a number of things, it shouldn't be hard to figure it out. After all, you seem to have understood what they were and named the forces you saw working against one another. Right? ;)

At 11:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a nice sign I think. That Lynchburg has grown enough to have a truly diverse culture is apparent.
My take on it is Jerry has decided that to bring attention to the sign is to give publicity to the Druid group itself. Besides, Jerry is moving across town to Candler's Mountain where a new "Thomas Road" is being designated. And just like the rapture, why would Jerry care about what happens to a place after the "Lord" has told him to move on?


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