Man Has Spent 26 Years Dragging 12-Foot Crucifix Around The World

An apt metaphor for the pointlessness of religion? Via the Daily Mail:

A determined Christian evangelist has demonstrated his devotion to his faith by carrying a huge cross for thousands of miles across the globe for the past 26 years.

Lindsay Hamon, 60, has trekked through 19 countries including India, New Zealand, Romania and Sri Lanka during his remarkable journey. And despite being thrown out of St Peter’s Square, in Rome, and being shot at in Bangladesh, he remains resolute and has no plans to give up on his mission.

Mr. Hamon carries the huge cross for up to 12 hours a day, and often has no idea where he will sleep that night. He [began] in 1987 and has only spent a handful of weeks without it. Mr. Hamon receives donations from supporters to help him stay on the road, but he stops to carry out carework in his home town in order to pay his family’s bills.

49 Comments on "Man Has Spent 26 Years Dragging 12-Foot Crucifix Around The World"

  1. Eric_D_Read | Mar 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm |

    So all he has to do is drag that thing around and people donate money to help keep him fed and clothed while he gets to travel the world?
    Sounds like it beats the hell out of sitting in a cubicle for 40 years. You even get a good workout out of the deal.

  2. Sir Legendhead | Mar 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm |

    The Force of Will he shows in doing such a thing is truly admirable. Even as someone who doesn’t spend very much time tuned in to the Jesus channel, I gotta say that’s pretty gosh darn impressive.

  3. He actually wheels it along. The cross kept getting shorter from being dragged, so He put a wheel on it to save wood. Hey, if that’s how he rolls more power to him!

    • A castered cross???

    • Anarchy Pony | Mar 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm |

      Has a wheel; is doin’ it wrong.

    • Anarchy Pony | Mar 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm |

      Has a wheel; is doin’ it wrong.

    • BrianApocalypse | Mar 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm |

      They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to
      the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew,
      Golgotha. And lo, did his wheels squeak with anguish.

    • BrianApocalypse | Mar 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm |

      They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to
      the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew,
      Golgotha. And lo, did his wheels squeak with anguish.

  4. JESUS CHRIST!

  5. saint_al | Mar 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm |

    If it was declared ‘performance art’, he’d have fewer scoffers. Hell, Jesus didn’t drag one that far.

  6. By carrying a cross around for 26 years, this man has definitely suffered way more than Jesus did. All Jesus got to do was die in 3 or 5 hours, and go to heaven and be a god since he was a god anyway.

  7. If someone were to carry around a cauldron everywhere they went, you better believe they would eventually end up in a mental hospital. And rightly so.

  8. That guy must have a big ol’ bitch of a wife if that’s what he’s willing to do to get outta the house.

  9. That guy must have a big ol’ bitch of a wife if that’s what he’s willing to do to get outta the house.

  10. There is nothing brave courageous or admirable about this – just look-at-me self indulgence. If he had spent half this much effort truly helping the poor, sick, ignorant and oppressed of this world then it would have been different. As it is, the truly horrifying thing about this is that a) he is allowed to vote and b) he is allowed to breed.

    • A) you’s ignant yerself
      b) amazing people as unoriginal as yerself are the majority to vote and breed, hence the sad state of modern culture

  11. BuzzCoastin | Mar 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm |

    he’s been dragging that around for 26 years & still no crucifixion?
    Jesus! always the bridesmaid, never the bride of Christ?

  12. BuzzCoastin | Mar 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm |

    he’s been dragging that around for 26 years & still no crucifixion?
    Jesus! always the bridesmaid, never the bride of Christ?

    • kowalityjesus | Mar 6, 2013 at 3:12 am |

      mystified by your comment…care to give a hint?

    • kowalityjesus | Mar 6, 2013 at 3:12 am |

      mystified by your comment…care to give a hint?

      • BuzzCoastin | Mar 6, 2013 at 3:35 am |

        just playin’ with the lingo of concepts
        through the juxtaposition of incongruent thoughts

      • BuzzCoastin | Mar 6, 2013 at 3:35 am |

        just playin’ with the lingo of concepts
        through the juxtaposition of incongruent thoughts

        • Calypso_1 | Mar 6, 2013 at 6:35 am |

          Congruent in that its difference is divisible by its modulus. Perhaps a parabolic permutation even.

  13. marvin nubwaxer | Mar 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm |

    waste of time.

  14. Anarchy Pony | Mar 6, 2013 at 2:34 am |

    You know, now that I think back on it, I think I saw him passing through Reedsport Oregon, a couple years ago. Him or a copycat.

  15. kowalityjesus | Mar 6, 2013 at 3:14 am |

    truly a modern-day Francis. heaven he shall taste

    • Seriously?
      you have to admit, this is a bit too contrived, more of a performance art piece than an act of spiritual devotion!
      why don’t he just wear a hair shirt and sleep on a bed of nails?
      what does self-torture really achieve?

    • Calypso_1 | Mar 6, 2013 at 10:10 am |

      Where is his wolf?

  16. bobbiethejean | Mar 6, 2013 at 9:46 am |

    Didn’t Jesus himself say you’re not supposed to do things like this? “The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves.”

  17. bobbiethejean | Mar 6, 2013 at 9:46 am |

    Didn’t Jesus himself say you’re not supposed to do things like this? “The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves.”

    • Modern Christianity isn’t so much about doing what Jesus said or following his example as it is about name checking him to get into his dad’s club.

  18. Arthur Blessitt has carried a 12 foot cross in every nation on earth too.
    We need to get these two guys together!

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