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Posted: 6/3/2003 11:02:42 AM EDT
[rolleyes] Glad I drove it before "PC" struck again. [url]http://www.trib.com/AP/wire_detail.php?wire_num=180216[/url] U.S. 666 officially renamed U.S. 491 SANTA FE (AP) - The Devil's Highway is no more. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has changed the number of U.S. 666 to U.S. 491, the New Mexico Highway and Transportation Department announced Monday. Transportation officials from three states applied for a name change to the highway, which runs 194 miles from Gallup north through southwestern Colorado and west to Monticello, Utah. In the Bible, the Book of Revelations says 666 is the ''number of the beast,'' usually interpreted as Satan or the Antichrist, and the highway was often called ''the Devil's Highway.'' Highway and Transportation Secretary Rhonda Faught had said earlier this year that the number's ''negative connotation'' was one officials didn't want associated with the state because it discouraged tourism and area economic development. The highway department announced in January it would spend $7.5 million to design improvements to the highway and widen the road to four lanes between Gallup and Shiprock. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is a nonprofit agency that sets national highway and transportation standards, including the renumbering of federal highways.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:11:59 AM EDT
Those highway signs will become collectors' items now. How long until we see them on eBay?
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:15:50 AM EDT
[img]http://www.wcrosby.com/666.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:16:47 AM EDT
I don't know whats worse, the fact that people are so superstitious that they won't drive Highway 666, or the fact that the powers that be renamed the road to placate them.... [banghead]
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:17:23 AM EDT
stupid religious people wasting tax dollars to change the signs because some "numbers are EVIL!" EVIL I TELL YOU! GOD DAMN BULLSHIT!... religion is out of control These are my personal beliefs and if any of you bible bangers want to comment...feel free to save my soul for YOUR sake.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:36:21 AM EDT
Bible thumper here...[rolleyes] I always thought that was a cool highway number, especially for a desert route. I always wanted to drive it really fast. Now that it has been renamed, it doesn't have the 'coolness' factor anymore. Oh well. Numbers are just numbers, nothing particularly special about them. Even to this born again Christian.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:39:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gaspain: stupid religious people wasting tax dollars to change the signs because some "numbers are EVIL!" EVIL I TELL YOU! GOD DAMN BULLSHIT!... religion is out of control These are my personal beliefs and if any of you bible bangers want to comment...feel free to save my soul for YOUR sake.
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Absolutely, I agree 110%. RELIGION IS OUT OF CONTROL IN AMERICA....and I for one would like to see more people get back into control. This is afterall "One nation under God..." and "In God We Trust". The perversions that have plagued our society are a clear sign that religion is no longer in control. The fact that feminists and gays get their skewed views pushed thru gorvernment as laws shows me that religion is out of control. GET RELIGION BACK IN CONTROL OF THIS COUNTRY!
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:47:29 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By gaspain: stupid religious people wasting tax dollars to change the signs because some "numbers are EVIL!" EVIL I TELL YOU! GOD DAMN BULLSHIT!... religion is out of control These are my personal beliefs and if any of you bible bangers want to comment...feel free to save my soul for YOUR sake.
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I also agree 100%, this is pure bs. The people in charge of this stupid change should be funding it, as well as the changes to all the maps. But unlike the person above, I don't think religion should have ANY control in american politics.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 11:49:47 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By gaspain: stupid religious people wasting tax dollars to change the signs because some "numbers are EVIL!" EVIL I TELL YOU! GOD DAMN BULLSHIT!... religion is out of control These are my personal beliefs and if any of you bible bangers want to comment...feel free to save my soul for YOUR sake.
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Prayer sent Edited to add:But changing the highway # is still stupid
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:12:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CosmicOne-Der: The perversions that have plagued our society are a clear sign that religion is no longer in control. The fact that feminists and gays get their skewed views pushed thru gorvernment as laws shows me that religion is out of control. GET RELIGION BACK IN CONTROL OF THIS COUNTRY!
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The US has a religion neutral government, and this is part of the genius of its design. Witness the fights on this board between "Saved" Baptists and Catholics. These people utimately believe the same thing, yet go a war footing on the execution of worship. Since you want religion back in control, might I ask which one? Christianity? Islam? Judaism? Hinduism? How about that silly Wicca stuff? Histories strongest states, did not get that way because of their particular deities.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:17:21 PM EDT
Damn, Satan's highway is no more.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:22:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CosmicOne-Der:
Originally Posted By gaspain: stupid religious people wasting tax dollars to change the signs because some "numbers are EVIL!" EVIL I TELL YOU! GOD DAMN BULLSHIT!... religion is out of control These are my personal beliefs and if any of you bible bangers want to comment...feel free to save my soul for YOUR sake.
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Absolutely, I agree 110%. RELIGION IS OUT OF CONTROL IN AMERICA....and I for one would like to see more people get back into control. This is afterall "One nation under God..." and "In God We Trust". The perversions that have plagued our society are a clear sign that religion is no longer in control. The fact that feminists and gays get their skewed views pushed thru gorvernment as laws shows me that religion is out of control. GET RELIGION BACK IN CONTROL OF THIS COUNTRY!
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I hope one day you have a family member who is gay, maybe even your son. It'll be real fun telling them they are a perversion of society and that they have no place but in a zoo.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:23:55 PM EDT
Welcome to the Middle Ages.... t
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:39:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thesacrifice:
Originally Posted By gaspain: stupid religious people wasting tax dollars to change the signs because some "numbers are EVIL!" EVIL I TELL YOU! GOD DAMN BULLSHIT!... religion is out of control These are my personal beliefs and if any of you bible bangers want to comment...feel free to save my soul for YOUR sake.
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I also agree 100%, this is pure bs. The people in charge of this stupid change should be funding it, as well as the changes to all the maps. But unlike the person above, I don't think religion should have ANY control in american politics.
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I disagree, it should. I pray for our country's leaders, I pray for wisdom when it comes to the candidates. Etc. As Christ is head of my life, and i inturn vote and voice opinions, that puts religion in touch with our government. Take it away and you get, same-sex marriages, relaxed standards on what is appropriate to show on TV, increase in porn and soft porn....Bill Clinton in office....(hadda throw that in there as a half hearted joke) I don't know bout you, but the local food store has taken shooting magazines off the shelf, but my lil boy can still see almost naked women at eye level. We can get spammed with more offers for pornography that aim to entice and seduce young men into that world. Focus on the Family did a report on how a few exposures to porn in preteen/early teen years can really enslave a young man's heart for that junk. People on this board often complain, gripe and whine about how society is in a downward slide. Well DUH! Think about the lack or morals and respect that you whimper and simper about eroding and then look in the Bible....wow! Looky there the Bible says "Thou shall not commit adultry" - i think cheating spouses can fall under this. Oh it also tells men how to relate to their wives, wives to husbands, parents to children, and children to parents...."Spare the rod and spoil the child"...? hey that came from the Bible so when you whine bout not being able to spank your child......how bout those oldies but goodies, such as murder, stealing, and that ilk....hey this Bible has it all in there. Now am I telling you that you must believe in God? That is your choice and I pray that you do. Am I saying that one particular religion control govt? No they tried that with the Taliban and it didnt work too well. What I AM SAYING, is that if more people follow the Word of God, I think we'd see a turn around in our country.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:56:00 PM EDT
you can argue all day about how the bible instills morality into people and how it would make a better world if we all believed in god, but then I point you in the direction of the Catholics... even their own priests have comitted acts of pedophelia. Believing in jesus doesn't take the crime out of the criminal. I'm not a man of god, I'm an athiest, but don't ever assume I don't have morals. I'm not gay, I won't ever commit murder/adultry/theft etc, I'm 22 and don't own one pornographic magazine or movie. There are plenty of practicing christians that are homosexual, it's not a lack of religion that makes a man want to put another mans genitals in his mouth.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 1:01:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CosmicOne-Der: As Christ is head of my life, and i inturn vote and voice opinions, that puts religion in touch with our government. Take it away and you get, same-sex marriages, relaxed standards on what is appropriate to show on TV, increase in porn and soft porn
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Hey, you've convinced me. Keep religion out of politics.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 1:07:29 PM EDT
So I guess renaming it Hwy. 999 and just turning the signs upside down would be too intelligent and cost effective?
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 1:08:42 PM EDT
if someone's near one of those..can you steal me one please. i'll trade some USGI 30's for it. prefereably with the south sign. the cool factor is waaay up there. i'd hang it by my guitar amp. [headbang]
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 1:24:06 PM EDT
Sorry for the long post
Originally Posted By CosmicOne-Der: People on this board often complain, gripe and whine about how society is in a downward slide. Well DUH! Think about the lack or morals and respect that you whimper and simper about eroding and then look in the Bible....wow!
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you only wish the worlds problems were this easy to answer, please dont speculate about such matters which you haven't a leg to stand on just to fulfill your need to justify your religious beliefs, If your book is so good why do priests touch young boys, or Tele-vangelists steal money from the elderly?
Originally Posted By CosmicOne-Der: What I AM SAYING, is that if more people follow the Word of God, I think we'd see a turn around in our country.
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What you are really saying is: is that if more people follow the Word of [B]MY[/B] God, I think we'd see a turn around in our country. I ask you this sir: Am I a bad guy that is contributing to "the downward slide of society"? Even though im a good citizen that follows the law and uses your 10 basic commandments as a guide- just because I don't follow a religion or have a faith. I don't worship the [i]devil[/i] or your [i]god[/i](both left un-capitalized on purpose), I do however believe that anything is possible, so your god might be real or the next mans god might be real- the point is: I have seen NO proof of an existence of any god, and would be a fool to put faith in ANY book or object. Maybe people are here on Earth to forgo a test, a test of personal fortitude to not follow the crowd and believe in a god- maybe you are here to believe in yourself. JMHO
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 1:34:52 PM EDT
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Gee, that's funny. I thought the Bible was just a collection of fairy stories not worth taking seriously...[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 2:07:21 PM EDT
I'll throw down some $$$ for a sign too
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 3:06:13 PM EDT
I want a sign too. The states should really offer them on E-Bay. One Gov't official said they would probably destroy them instead.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 5:14:13 PM EDT
PC my ass. Do you have a clue how much money they were having to spend on signage on that road? People kept stealing those signs right and left. You had the Christian nuts stealing them just to destroy them. You had the Anti-Goverment nuts stealing them cause the juxtiposition of the letters US with the number agreed with their ideas about the federal goverment. You had the practicing Satanists who thought they were art. And you had a whole LOT of teenagers who thought it was cool to swipe cause [beavis]"huh huh, its like the devil or somethin"[/beavis] They finally got tired with fucking with it and changed the number.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 5:19:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thesacrifice: I'm 22 and don't own one pornographic magazine or movie.
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Of course not! There's the internet!
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