Yes, you read that headline correctly. I too am having difficulty believing that people take this seriously. In Iceland, a highway project was halted because the proposed highway because (wait for it!) elves living there might be disturbed. When I first saw this on Facebook, I truly thought this was a spoof. However, when I saw this in the Guardian and the Atlantic I realized this story was factual.
Of particular concern (?) to the group filing suit on behalf of the elves (are these elves paying nice retainers?), is a rock formation that the self-appointed elf guardians know to be an "elf church". Howe do they know? Why, they "sense the energy"! Silly me, why didn't I think of that?
In Maryland, we finally saw the construction of the Intercounty Connector (MD Rte 200). That too was held up for decades because of envirowhacko concerns. To the best of my knowledge, zeal for elves never factored into the debate. Because of all the new-agey schlock that oozes out of progressive pores everywhere, though, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to learn that elves were an unacknowledged motive for opposition to the ICC.
But we must consider another factor. Iceland is close to the North Pole. Maybe these elves are employed by Santa Clause! After a busy season, these poor elves are in need of a little vacation. Should a bunch of bulldozers disturb their "down time", perhaps these elves may be poorly disposed to make fun toys for us next Christmas! Golly gee! Maybe we should think twice about this??? (Yes, ladies and gentlemen. You may regard this paragraph as sarcasm.)
I would say that is the comedy to cap off 2013 - if there weren't actually people who took it seriously. That is a tad disconcerting. Have a blessed New Year's anyway.
The building of the House of the Abramitic Family seems to be a Babelic enterprise, concocted by the enemies of God, of the Catholic Church and of the only true religion capable of saving man and the whole creation from destruction, both now and in eternity, and definitively. The foundations of this “House,” destined to give way and collapse, arise where, by the hands of the builders themselves, the One Cornerstone is about to be incredibly removed: Jesus Christ, Savior and Lord, on whom is built the House of God. “Therefore,” warns the Apostle Paul, “let everyone is careful how he builds. Indeed, no one can lay a foundation other than the one already found there, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 3:10).
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