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Tiny little Christian cross orbiting the Earth "in the face of Satan" can now be tracked by satellite

Tiny little Christian cross orbiting the Earth "in the face of Satan" can now be tracked by satellite

Last month, a 2-inch cross was launched into space as Celestis 11/Falcon 9 cargo so that it could orbit the Earth and give Christians joy and hope that the "sign of the Son of man in heaven" was literally in the "heavens of the Earth."

The cross was cut out of the much larger cross lugged around by Arthur Blessitt, who walked almost 40,000 miles to take his wooden cross into 319 nations, territories and island groups. After many years of failed attempts in getting a Christian cross launched into Earth's orbit, Blessitt excitedly declared in May, "We wave the cross in the face of Satan over all the earth proclaiming Good News in Jesus Christ for all people."

Things are even more exciting, it seems.

The cross "Orbits the Earth every 90 minutes!" Blessett's website proclaims, and Christians can track its glorious progress. Actually, they'll be tracking Celestis 11/Falcon 9 on Google, but nonetheless, as Blessitt says, "A Cross made from the Cross Carried Around the World on foot is 'Now' Orbiting This Earth! Its [sic] fun to see where the cross is any moment."

 

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Editor's note:  "319 countries" was misquoted from the website and has been corrected.  There are 195-196 countries.

About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
  • http://twitter.com/emilyhasbooks Emily Dietle

    What a waste of money.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ziztur Christina Stephens

      From the first link: "
      The satellite failed. A company called Celestis included the current cross in its launch canister on the Falcon 9 with SpaceX at no cost." Meh?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=567073520 Jorgon Gorgon

        Except for the fact that he's already tried a couple of times, and I am sure the cost outlays in those two cases were not recouped. But "meh" anyway: he should have used his resources to launch a climate observation instrument, for example, And he could have made it cross-shaped as long as he was at it. As it stands, the whole event is nothing but self-aggrandizement and idiocy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Steele/516182689 Timothy Steele

    should have just taken the guy that carried it instead, then jettisoned him.

  • http://twitter.com/RabSimpson Rab Simpson

    Not interested in going to Mars but more than happy to spend a fortune to get a fucking toothpick into orbit. These complete morons never cease to amaze me in their absolute insanity.

  • Prostheta

    In space, there is no up or down so the cross could also be an inverted one. Not that it would make any difference to what is after all, an expensive infantile fantasy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1585869131 Amanda Kate Weikert-Ashcraft

    So, ummm, did tax payer money pay for this? If so, I'm suing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kathleen.riney Kathleen Riney

      No. Taxpayers only pay for the NEA! (National Endowment for the Arts) You know, like the "Artist who did "Piss Christ" with a crucifix in a jar of urine, & another guy(artist) who made figures of Jesus, Mary , the Pope & other religious symbols from molded feces. Get it? That's the kind of "Art" the NEA & our tax dollars support. Oh, & let us not forget the plays, like "The Vagina Dialog s" (or whatever), & other brilliant artistic Cultural achievements!.
      Are you all happy & "FEELING" warm & fuzzy now?

      • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

        That's Vagina Monologues. It really isn't that bad of a play.

        • http://twitter.com/FreeFromAgod Think Logical

          I can't wait til they release The Weiner Monologues. It really isn't that bad to play with…oops maybe I didn't coping that correctly.

  • D

    I disagree. Just as you have a right to express your beliefs and opinions, so does everyone else, even if you disagree with their opinions and beliefs

    • SomCin

      We also have the right to point out how stupid a belief is… and we should, every chance we get.

      • liberalism is a brain disorder

        you are very stupid and it shows somcin

        • Deborah_B

          Then again, folks who are intelligent generally begin their sentences with capital letters, end them with periods, and spell the words that are in between correctly. Calling people "stupid" does little to advance a rational discussion, no matter which side of the debate you are on.

          • liberalism is a brain disorder

            i wish i was collecting welfare like you and then i would have time to correct my punctuation…if you are looking for rational debate try fox news

            • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

              Research has shown that people who watch Fox News are the least informed.

  • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

    For some reason, several posts are crammed down below with live Feed, Blogtalk, and Popular, making them unreadable. :(

    These guys are really confused the Sun already sits on the Southern Cross (Crux) during the Winter Solstice. They don't need another cross up there. Regardless, I do agree it is a waste of time, energy, and money.

  • Shawn

    Wow…just wow. Religion and its people are scary. What a waste of time and money. Guess we need to launch a tooth fairy and easter bunny costume into space next so the other make believe creatures don't feel offended. Hahaha.

  • carol

    Everyone has the right to express their religious beliefs. Instead of criticizing this man's efforts and beliefs, you should be praying that his endeavors do some good.

    • jay

      Praying: How to do absolutely nothing and still think you're helping.

      • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

        Prayer: How to get housemaids knees

  • lorimav

    [3] Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and
    anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the
    house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.
    [4] But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said,
    [5] "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"
    [6]
    This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a
    thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it.

    [7] Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial.
    [8] The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me."

  • http://www.facebook.com/wpmk212 Bill Kaiser

    It's all fun until your spacecraft is punctured by a crucifix moving at 7 km/s

  • The Cross in Space

    There is power in the Cross! I've carried the cross for 44 years around the world and in every nation and major inhabited island group. I'm still walking, now up in the Yukon in northern Canada with the 12 foot cross. I see on the internet the power of a 2 inch cross in space. Every time one thinks of the cross there is conviction because we remember the Holy Blood of Jesus shed for our sins. So where ever you are the cross is orbiting over you like a flag from God saying 'I love You' Like a banner from Jesus saying 'I love you' I invite you to welcome Jesus into your life as Savior and Lord. Look at the crowds listening to rock concerts and cheering at ball games…I am not ashamed of the cross. Just remember that it is the most popular symbol in the world. Crosses on churches, ear rings, around the neck, tattoos, and crosses carried. Thank you Jesus for the cross. Love you all. Must leave now to walk on down the Alaskan Highway. Peace and blessings. Look UP! The Cross in Space.
    I am now 71 and a half and the most blessed person in the world. Love you all.
    Read more info and click the link to see in real time where the cross is in orbit around the earth. http://www.blessitt.com
    A pilgrim follower of Jesus, God bless you all.
    Arthur Blessitt,

  • Diane

    Those who hate, or are afraid of the awesomeness of Jesus Christ and His Church are always the ones who get the coverage to publicize their hate, because they can't face the Truth that they are living a life offensive to God and need a Savior. He continues to love them and waits for their return. We must do the same.

    • jay

      Whateverdude…

  • Eric

    There aren't 319 countries, you ignorant Christian twats.

    • Dorothy

      Eric – appears you didn't look at the website. Making comments such as yours without the knowledge to do so shows ignorance –

  • Daniel

    Oh the irony, think about all the conflicting principals that allowed for that cross to land in orbit. Surely someone noticed that all the science involved in getting it there completely contradicted its symbolic reference. Oh religion how you prove to me your ignorance on a daily basis.

    • Believer

      Judging someone or something without knowledge is ignorant. Just because science allowed for the cross to orbit our planet doesn't make Religion ignorant. God created us and everything is a bi-product of his creation. According to the Christian Religion, Jesus died on the cross for YOUR sins! Whether you choose to believe it or not. That's called Free Will and it's our birthright. We can either accept his gift or we can reject it. I have chosen to accept it rather than be sorry in the end and have to face the ramifications of my sins alone. And yes….we ALL sin! The negative chain reaction we all cause on a daily basis which we are oblivious to. If you spit a loogie out the window of a car going 100 miles an hour you will end up spitting in your own face. That's basically the end result of our sins, you're only hurting yourself in the end when you spit out garbage. God shows favor towards the people we hurt. Oh….and I pray the cross radiates love to the entire world as it orbits around us. May God forgive all you haters on here! xoxoxo

      • http://twitter.com/FreeFromAgod Think Logical

        Gawd…..if I hear that free will krap one more time! Listen, holding a gun to my head while someone gives me a choice/pick……..then if I pick the wrong one I'm going to get a bullet in my head/go to hell. Yep….free will…….stupid is what stupid does. There's no more free will in making that choice than there is living under a dictator. If you don't follow him, he'll kill you….but it's your choice!! Silly stupid statements from you Believer.
        I won't even get into the rest of the garbage you posted……none which has ANY evidence to be true at all yet you post like it's fact!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mo.pantalones Mo Pantalones

    Good job wasting more money instead of helping people.

  • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

    I just realized, without a telescope, no one will see it. lol

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  • Dorothy

    Deborah pls reread the information on Mr. Blessitt's site regarding the # of countries. You will find he has actually walked in 319 nations and island groups. Check Century Travel Club for details. I look forward to seeing your correction and possibly an apology for sounding so certain.

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