Sunday, July 25, 2010

Temple To Be Rebuilt - But in Brazil. As A Church

The New York Times is always a great place to pick up stories, even if it was picked up from The Guardian..

Like this one:-

...a Brazilian megachurch received planning permission to build a 10,000-seat replica of Solomon’s Temple in the city of São Paulo.

As Tom Phillips of The Guardian noted, a Brazilian newspaper, Estado de São Paulo, reported that the church will cost an estimated $200 million and should be completed in four years.

According to a post on the blog of Bishop Edir Macedo, the founder of Brazil’s evangelical Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, which is building the replica, the structure will be 180 feet high, making it nearly twice as tall as the Christ the Redeemer statue that towers over Rio de Janeiro.

Take a look at the artist's rendition:

Well, well.

It looks quite impressive.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did they play soccer in the Beis HaMikdash?