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65 yrs Ago Giant Christ Statue unveiled in Western Colombia, 2nd largest of its type in the world.

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posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 02:45 PM
The Peace of God to all that belong to the Light,
Dear Readers,

Monumental Christ The King on the Crystals Mountain, is the 2nd tallest statue of JesusChrist of Colombia, as well as of all the Caribbean basin, being too the 3rd tallest Christ to the middle America.

This is the fifth largest Monument of its type in the Americas after Christ the King of Benalcazar at Risaralda Colombia (38.5 mts of Height plus 7 of Pedestal), Christ Redeemer of Corcovado in Rio at Brazil, Christ of Concord in Bolivian Andes, and Christ of Tlanepantla in Mexico and the fourth highest located, after Christ of Concord of Bolivia, Christ redeemer of the Andes between Chile and Argentina and Christ the King on Cubilete mountain at Guanajuato Mexico.

It measures 26 mts of Height, plus a pedestal 5 mts tall, and his arms extent 21 mts, Its weight is 464 tons. It is about 52% of the size of the Liberty Statue in New York city, but it is located at 15 times higher place, on a Quartz Crystals Mountain of about 1474 mts over the sea level, around 500 mts above the city of Santiago de Cali, at a plato in Western Andes of Colombia.

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Christ the King of The Crystals mountain at Western Colombian Andes

About a quarter of million of tourists visit the place every year, being one of the most popular tour destinations in Santiago de Cali surroundings, that is one of the three largest cities of Colombia. A deviation from the Panamerican Highway goes toward the top of the mountain in about 30 minutes from the Soccer Stadium of Cali, It was one of the iconic images transmitted around the world during the 1971 Panamerican Games and the 1995 Ocean Pacific Games also in Cali.

The statue site has an incredible so beautiful view of the Cauca's Valley, an Inter Andean basin that contains about 3.5 million inhabitants and it is one of the most important economic regions of Colombia, the closest one to the Panama isthmus with highest population density, a natural bridge between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean.

It was inaugurated on 1953 to commemorate the 50 anniversary of the end of the 1000 days civil war of Colombia. It was unveiled in the ending of a turbulent period called La Violencia, another civil war.

please check:

Giant Christ Monument to evoke Peace after Conflict inaugurated 65 yrs ago.

Laureano Gomez Castro, a President that ruled 3 years with the National Congress dissolved after being elected without opposition parties allowed to run was overthrown by peoples protests in favor of a Military and civilian provisional government.

That is why also is a Christ made with a so white covering, whiter than ivory, since it evokes the beauty of perfect Peace that only emanates from God.

Largest and Highest located Christ Monument to the north of equator in the Americas

His magnificence also evokes the rule of real Justice, harmony and Prosperity. It was commissioned by the Jesuit priest José María Arteaga to the Colombian sculptor Gerardo Navia that designed it, but who actually assembled it along 3 years using blocks of concrete with scheleton of steel was the Italian Alideo Tazzioli.

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Christ The King at the top of a Quartz Mountain on Colombian Andes

Christ the King of the Crystals mountain is at 65 years old still the 11th tallest Monument of his type in the world, after Christ The King of Benalcazar ( Also located in Western Colombia and as large as the Liberty Statue of New York), Christ the king of Poland, Christ Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro, Christ of Concord in Bolivia, Christ of the Otero in Spain, Christ of Vũng Tàu, Vietnam, Christ of Tlanepantla Mexico, Christ blessing of Manado, Indonesia, Christ of Dili in Timor.

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The World Jesus Tallest Status

It is also the fourth top located at highest altitude in the world after Christ Redeemer of the Andes at the Chilean Argentinian Border, Christ of Concord in Bolivia and Christ the King of Cubilete mountain in Guanajuato Mexico.

The year of his inauguration ( 1953) it was the top 3rd largest Christ monument in the world, and the third located at highest altitude in the world. It is no doubt one of the Marvels of the World to visit on a tour around South America or the Caribbean.

Thanks for your attention,

The Angel of Lightness
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posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 03:55 PM
Jesus wants a hug!!!

posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 04:36 PM
Colombia a near lawless country that spreads poison and death in almost every community
Cartels that cause human misery worldwide and amongst their own people
A Catholic country suffering in squalor

But there is a big statue that evokes the rule of real justice harmony and prosperity

Oh damn I hate it when Christians are just simply fools

posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 04:56 PM
a reply to: Raggedyman

That has definitively nothing to do with Christian people or even with true knowledge on Colombian History and the contribution of that country to the western civilization ( Literature, Electric Power industry, Textile Industry, Aeronautic industry, metallurgy, civil engineering etc.)

No Lawless Nation would have either executed or extradited many of their more powerful Criminals to be judged and jailed here, as Colombia actually has done since late 1980s.

How many American born Mafia lords have been ever extradited to other countries looking for them?

What you are claiming suggest me that You are checking a lot of fake news, with all respect, extremely biased sources that are just focused only into underline negative aspects of the nations and misinform on them.

Colombia entered in the Narco traffic relatively late in the History of the problem, 5 decades after it began in America. That activity was practically unknown in that part of the world at the time these two monuments were built.

The beginning of illicit drugs production that lately became involved in the narcotrafic in America can be traced back to late 1840s in the coast of China. At that time European and American traders controlled the traffic of stupefacients derived from Opium after they have won a war against that country and the consumers where almost exclusively Chinese people.

Opium Wars of China 1840s and 1850s

After the Nationalistic Xinhai Revolution Revolution of 1911 President Sun Ya Tse repressed the consumption of opium in China cleaning the country of that trade, with the only exception of Hong Kong and Macau where they continue trading them illicitly along subsequent decades.

American drug dealers then started to bring their substances to America for an increasing market that was arranged and controlled along the 1920s by Al Capone, a Chicago mafia bandit.

Do you know why Al Capone was finally Jailed for 11 years of prison in Philadelphia( Not a life sentence as Chapo Guzman has in Mexico)?? Not because he was the largest Drug dealer of America as his time but because He forgot to pay his taxes to the IRS !!

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Al Capone jailed in 1931 for Tax evation

The first stage that activity started in Colombia was when America was losing the Vietnam war, around mid 1960s. Saigon was for about 15 years since 1950 the principal provider of drugs for the mafias that distributed it in the American Market.

The other important site where traditionally drugs were traded from and to America before that time was Cuba, also under American domestic mafias, but the activity was banned short after the Revolution of 1959.

I suggest you to start to watch the film Blow of 2001, where you can see that who linked more Colombia with Narcotrafic in America was George Jung, mobster from Weymouth, Massachusetts during the early 1970s.

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Blow film (2001) on George Jung Criminal life

The problem is that to understand that issue you refer to in all its complexity or try to identify to whose mentality belong to or was conceived it is important to know a little better History, to read in academic specialized bibliography, instead to do it in news papers or by watching Tv news.

The Angel of Lightness

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posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 05:51 PM
a reply to: The angel of light

I don't give a toss about your narco banter

Colombia is a developing country strangled of its wealth by the Catholic Church
That sailing ship with all the gold and silver recently discovered of Colombias, stolen treasures heading for Europe. The Europeans are laying claim to that treasure even though they stole it a few hundred years ago

Irrespective, tell me what has that stupid, gigantic, useless statue achieved for the poor of Colombia, tourism? Or do you believe having a big statue of Jesus will drag Colombia out of poverty and make it a nation of justice, wealth and peace because if you do, so far it's nothing but a gigantic useless failure

Idol worship, the curse of the Roman Catholic Church Faith in man made images

posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 05:58 PM
a reply to: Raggedyman

Colombia, it seems you don't know, has the largest museum around the world of Gold objects made by their aborigines since five centuries before Christ was born.

The museum is open 365 days of the year in Downtown of Sta Fe de Bogota but also have branch offices in another 10 cities of the country.

The entire collection that is National Patrimony does not belong to private collectors but administrated by the Central Bank of the country and it has close to 55000 objects.

Neither Peru or Mexico have close to that amount of Pre Hispanic Gold in their museums, only Costa Rica have another large museum of its own Gold Precolumbian Art that contain 7000 objects.

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Gold Museum at Sta Fe de Bogota

I see that besides your so poor information on Colombia you are also quite a fanatic enemy of sculpture Art too.

is That a really very personal obsession into suppress statues from all over public spaces for its corruptive effect over the people, isn't it?.

Am I misundersting you?

What are you going to claim latter?

Following that so twisted logic obviously the Statue of Liberty and also Mount Rushmore are the limit of the Idolatry in America isnt it?

So you want to destroy them isn't it?

Please think that you can be wrong, that is a really extremist idea, start to educate yourself:

People since the night of the times do not make monuments of important figures of the past to be used as idols, they are used as part of a tribute to their legacy, to maintain alive their memory.

Are you going to propose the same to be done with the Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorials in DC?

Your argument is simply absurd with all respect.

The Angel of Lightness
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posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 06:12 PM
a reply to: FocusedWolf


Christ redeemer or The King statues around the world are beautiful since depict him with a very large warm hug offered generously to the entire humanity, a symbolism of love of God for to the entire world, embracing all the people of good will from every nationalities.

The pose suggest the arrival of a Kingdom of Peace, harmony, respect for everybody, based on a kind of justice that will not come from repression of bad behavior but from inner transformation of all the men and women to think only in terms of what is kind, ethic, pure and clean.

Christ offered or as you say wanting a hug is a traditional way also to depict him giving the Sermon of the Beatitudes.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10

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Thanks for the comment,

The Angel of Lightness
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posted on Nov, 13 2018 @ 10:33 PM

originally posted by: The angel of light
a reply to: Raggedyman

Colombia, it seems you don't know, has the largest museum around the world of Gold objects made by their aborigines since five centuries before Christ was born.

Yeah but the second largest statue, tiny in comparison

Anyway buddy, I am not the one making threads about statues

Have fun
Hope Colombia gets their act together

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