Friday, July 27, 2012

Religion in Crossville, Tennessee

Tennessee is a very religious state, mostly of the Southern Baptist kind.  And it's not surprising that Evangelical Christians would like symbols of their faith in public places, like courthouse lawns.  And  Crossville, Tennessee went in for that.  However, the rule allowed any religion to have a monument there, if requested.

Thus the Flying Spaghetti Monster made the courthouse lawn in Crossville.


  1. That must have been a great surprise for the unexpected when they came to town! When we passed through Enterprise, Alabama, we saw a statue of a boll weevil there.

  2. What a wonderful statue! There is also a large statue of a helium atom in Amarillo, Texas ... which, as it turns out, is the "Helium Capitol of the World." One wonders why the city hasn't floated off into space.

  3. A staue of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? Is that blasphemy?

  4. Very nice! It gives a whole new perspective on tasteful art!

    1. I roared with laughter when I heard about it when it happened.

  5. This would not have happened where I live.