Over $90 Million for Los Angeles' new Cathedral!
Over $100 Million for Oakland's new Cathedral!
Similar looking to the Cathedrals above, but a different denomination, the Nuclear non-denominational, built for $90 in 1992, never used, blown up for a whopping $5 million yesterday. $5 million is mega bucks in this neck of the woods and could build some pretty magnificent churches in the south!
In Aiken County,South Carolina,about 20 miles outside of Augusta, Georgia where I grew up, there is what we call the "bomb plant." From the 1950's until the end of the Cold War in the early 1990's it produced nuclear warheads. In fact during the Cuban Missal Crisis, we bragged that our region would be the first to be hit by the Russians! Over the years there have been many accidental releases of radioactive waste into our air and water and thus into our food supply. Augustans glow in the dark.
But please read the article from this morning's Augusta Chronicle. In the early 1990's a cooling tower for a nuclear reactor to produce tritium for warheads was build for over $90 million! It never went into use and yesterday it was imploded (or nuked, whichever you prefer) for about $5 million!
Could you imagine if the new Cathedral in Los Angeles which cost about the same or the new one in Oakland, CA which cost a bit more were imploded after being built?
It is amazing to me how people complain about what the Church spends on building churches and schools but no one seems to protest this kind of waste in Government spending. Click on the link and view video implosion:
Atomic Bomb Cooling Plant Nuked!