Jesus struck by lightning! Burns to the ground!

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  1. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    MONROE, Ohio — A six-story statue of Jesus Christ was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving only a blackened steel skeleton and pieces of foam that were scooped up by curious onlookers Tuesday.

    The "King of Kings" statue, one of southwest Ohio's most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical Solid Rock Church along Interstate 75 in Monroe, just north of Cincinnati.

    The lightning strike set the statue ablaze around 11:15 p.m. Monday, Monroe police dispatchers said.

    The sculpture, about 62 feet tall and 40 feet wide at the base, showed Jesus from the torso up and was nicknamed Touchdown Jesus because of the way the arms were raised, similar to a referee signaling a touchdown. It was made of plastic foam and fiberglass over a steel frame, which is all that remained Tuesday.


  2. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    That'll teach them not to make graven images.
  3. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    :blink: Is that a sign?

  4. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    From Zeus?
  5. shades

    shades Staff Alumni

    It is probably a sign from the "powers that be" that we should stop using plastic foam :stars:
  6. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Seriously, guys, God is very specific on graven images. This is strictly forbidden - but instead of taking it as the clearest Biblical sign I've ever heard of, they're planning to rebuild!
  7. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

  8. Gina

    Gina Member

    I'm very familiar with this story and that area. I must admit, the story gave me a momentary relief from the way I've been struggling.
    A little bit of information about the area. The Sheriff of the county that Cincinnati is in has banned for decades the selling of 'soft porn' (Playboy, Hustler, and other magazines) that are available in most areas of the US. So, Larry Flint the owner and publisher (?) of Hustler magazine has been fighting with the Sheriff for decades. Just across the county line he has put what might be the world's largest Hustler store.
    So someone on the news commented on how the Jesus burned up, but the Hustler store was fine. (They are in the same area on the same interstate.)
    It might be a little sick of me, but I thought it was funny. I also wonder how many people were seriously thinking of 'rapture' (?) and that they are still here.
  9. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    oh so true lol!!
  10. 1izombie

    1izombie Well-Known Member

    to bad the church didnt burn down as well...
  11. pit

    pit Well-Known Member

    Touchdown Jesus? Obviously, God hates sports.

  12. Hache

    Hache Well-Known Member

    his support for the real football at the time of the world cup...
  13. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    That will teach the NFL to have games on sundays.
  14. Tobes

    Tobes Well-Known Member

    Fun fact: Most people think that the Sabbath (aka the day of rest) is on Sunday, but it is actually on Saturday, at least officially.

    That's all I have to add to this discussion. Thank you Vita Infinita for giving me a reason to post in this thread.
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  15. Dave_N

    Dave_N Banned Member

    Poor Jesus. :(
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