Right Of Way

These iron horses carry with them the sins of the cities of the East, barreling across God's pastures belching that hellish black smoke as they go. Every boxcar, every hopper, every tanker, every wheel and axle and coupler, each is a knife in the heart of our way of life. If we let this affront continue, surely we will all of us perish.

You have power; it comes from the Lord, as all power does. He expects you to use it as an agent of his will, the instrument of his vengeance and judgment. Go to the tracks, and wait.

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  1. Woo... Instantly I thought of the uneasy reaction of farm people to industrialisation in the 19th century. So many felt machinery was a blot on their landscape.

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    1. For me her outfit really decided the direction I'd take it.

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  2. You make me thinks she is done with what 'was' and is ready for a new and exciting direction. :)

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    1. I see a locomotive floating in the air Magneto-style, about to be thrown. :)

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  3. "You have power; it comes from the Lord," loved this line

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  4. A current topic in the UK right now with strong opposition to the planned new high-speed rail link which is about to plough up miles of countryside.Interesting.

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  5. Cogent and solidly valid; well done.

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  6. Stirring words - there's a menace in them that is quite unsettling.

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  7. Going to the tracks and waiting is definitely ominous.

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  8. Delicious write...straight from Days of Heaven...

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