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Salvation Mountain

November 10, 2015

Just east of the Salton Sea and about a hour and a half from Palm Springs is Salvation Mountain. Salvation Mountain is Leonard Knight’s tribute to God and his gift to the world with its simple yet powerful message: “God Is Love.” Salvation Mountain is like stepping into a Dr. Seuss story — if Dr. Seuss stories were set in a desert commune and surrounded by fancifully-painted messages about God.

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Knight stayed in the area for nearly three decades building the mountain out of hay bales, adobe, and half a million gallons of paint.

“We’ve just got to start loving God more, and these things like wars wouldn’t happen,” Knight told a Times reporter once. “God’s love is the strongest force. It can squash hate.”

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1 Comment

  • Reply Blair March 15, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    On my bucket list!

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