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The Christian Science Society of Dixon. (Credit: Google)

The Christian Science Society of Dixon. (Credit: Google)

CHICAGO (CBS) — There is no way to put this delicately: There is a church in Dixon that looks like a penis.

About 20 years ago, one would have to either be inside a spy satellite, or airplane or helicopter to see it. Maybe a balloon.

Now, just enter “Christian Science Society, 324 West First Street, Dixon Ill.,” in Google.

Boom! There it is in all its phallic glory.

The church’s designers didn’t intend to build a giant penis. They weren’t compensating for anything.

Other than nature.

They did design the house of worship so that an oak tree on the property would be spared. Curving the building around the tree gave it its distinctive shape.

On its Facebook page, the Christian Science Society took the exposure with a sense of humor, super-imposing a “fig leaf” over the satellite image seen in Google maps.

A fig leaf covers up the naughty bits of a church in Dixon. (CBS)

A fig leaf covers up the naughty bits of a church in Dixon. (CBS)

On its Facebook page, the CSS describes itself as “all about unconditional love, spiritual growth and healing based on the Bible, Christ Jesus’ teachings, and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy.”

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