Sometimes I wonder what a visitor to Kerrville would make of the mentality here. They would see the Coming King Sculpture Prayer Gardens, which is really a rather large scarred section of land on a hill overlooking a used car dealership, crowned with with a 77'7" rusty looking metal cross, and a few statutes that some wits have compared to the kind of kitsch you'd see at a water park. There's one of Jesus, pretty much naked except for a robe that flows over the rump of his stallion, and a crown on his head. He's holding a sword, and the reins of the horse appear to be curved seashells, or maybe the magazines for an AK-47, or as the Mexicans call them, "cuernos de chivo," or horns of the goat. It brings to mind a bumper sticker I saw a few years ago, "Jesus is coming, and boy is he pissed." There's another of the Savior washing the filthy feet of some disciple or other, and another of a huge pair of nails, presumably like the ones the Romans nailed him to the cross with.
The Coming King Foundation's website "shares documented, supernatural miracles that are occurring daily at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden in Kerrville, Texas."Great balls of fire,there's even pictures of angels!! Max Greiner, Jr., who designed the prayer garden, said something else is accumulating beneath the sculpture: a golden-dust that falls on the prayerful. Greiner said the shiny material is mentioned in the Bible.
“It can look like glitter make-up or glitter. But when you didn’t put on glitter make-up, and it suddenly starts covering your hands and faces and clothes, then you know it is God,” said Greiner.
In another photo, there is an image of a blurry figure many believe is an angel appearing at the foot of the cross. Hicks said there was no one near the cross on the April evening when he took the photo.
For a while the genius behind this project, Max Greiner, recounted how he would go to the foot of the cross, and if he didn't see any angels he would ask God to send some or show some or however it works, and God would oblige him. Now, silly me, I would think God would have better things to do, like cure a child or two or cancer, or stop a woman from being raped, but, the Lord works in mysterious ways.
The website also reports that "the visible glory of God has appeared out of thin air on literally thousands of people who have visited the "The Coming King® Sculpture Prayer Garden" in Kerrville. The sparkling substance, which looks like fine glitter, has been examined by Texas A&M University. They determined it is not gold or any know element in the universe. It is a new substance which appears on the hands, faces, clothing and Bibles of those seeking God." With all due respect to the Aggies, you'd think that Harvard or MIT might send a scientist or two down here to get a gander at this "new substance," previously unknown to science. My lord, what if it was the long sought after fountain or youth, or the source of perpetual, renewable nonpolluting energy, or a cure for cancer??
Our hypothetical visitor might read our excellent local newspaper, the Kerrville Daily Times, which in the regular Friday faith section features a biblical scholar named Chris McKnight, of the Kerrville Bible Church. Today's feature is titled "Salvation as an Act of Creation, Part III," which begins "Born again means exactly what it says. Only then can old things pass away because the old man has passed away!. Strike the root, kill the fruit." (I don't think this alludes to people of the gay persuasion).
Anyway, our visitor will have his spirit refreshed when he heads north to the Glen Rose Creation Evidence Museum, where he can see actual fossils, verified by Texas A&M scientists, of footprints left by Adam and Even walking with dinosaurs!!
Meanwhile, some of the idiots who have power in this state want our children's textbooks to teach creationism. I think the text books are written by Aggies.