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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HOI9_fr1MI

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_lightning_strikes_jesus_statue
MONROE, Ohio – A six-story-tall statue of Jesus Christ with his arms raised along a highway was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm Monday night and burned to the ground, police said.

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., Monroe police dispatchers said.

The sculpture, 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 early Tuesday.

The fire spread from the statue to an adjacent amphitheater but was confined to the attic area, and no one was injured, police Chief Mark Neu said. The fire department would release a monetary damage estimate Tuesday, he said.

Travelers on Interstate 75 often were startled to come upon the huge statue by the roadside, but many said America needs more symbols like it. So many people stopped at the church campus that church officials had to build a walkway to accommodate them.

The 4,000-member, nondenominational church was founded by former horse trader Lawrence Bishop and his wife. Bishop said in 2004 he was trying to help people, not impress them, with the statue. He said his wife proposed the Jesus figure as a beacon of hope and salvation and they spent about $250,000 to finance it.


I find it terribly irresponsible of God to have his target practice in built-up areas. Does He not pay attention to local by-laws and safety regulations?
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He/She has spoken!
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“It sent goosebumps through my whole body because I am a believer,” said Levi Walsh, 29. “Of all the things that could have been struck, I just think that that would be protected. ... It’s something that’s not supposed to happen, Jesus burning,” he said. “I had to see it with my own eyes.”
“I can’t believe Jesus was struck,” said his brother, who noted the giant Hustler Hollywood sign for the adult store across the street was untouched. “It’s the last thing I expected to happen.”


This is too funny, you can't make this crap up.
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Dollar to doughnuts whoever built it wasn't smart enough to ground it properly!

The frame was made out of steel, what did they expect to happen in a lightning storm.
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Mr Danksworth wrote:http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/jesus-statue-fire-damages-estimated-at-700-000jesus-statue-fire-damages-estimated-at-700-000-762245.html

“It sent goosebumps through my whole body because I am a believer,” said Levi Walsh, 29. “Of all the things that could have been struck, I just think that that would be protected. ... It’s something that’s not supposed to happen, Jesus burning,” he said. “I had to see it with my own eyes.”
“I can’t believe Jesus was struck,” said his brother, who noted the giant Hustler Hollywood sign for the adult store across the street was untouched. “It’s the last thing I expected to happen.”


This is too funny, you can't make this crap up.

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God actually likes porn, but he hates statues of white hippy Jesus. Quick someone tell PD, he's got it all backwards.
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That's just too hilarious.
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pity - it would have looked good and filled some of my backyard.. not as good as the girl I want, but good. Oh, and if anyone wants to atone and has a green thrumb I have this rockin project I'd like done.

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normaM wrote: $10 says they rebuild Jesus, stronger, bigger, faster

Wouldn't you know the second coming of Christ would be bionic.
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We don't need no water let the *bleep* burn
Burn *bleep* burn
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normaM wrote:$10 says they rebuild Jesus, stronger, bigger, faster


Paid for by the flock of sheep.
Imagine what humans could do if they would actually spend their money where it matters.
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Mr Danksworth wrote:
normaM wrote:$10 says they rebuild Jesus, stronger, bigger, faster


Paid for by the flock of sheep.
Imagine what humans could do if they would actually spend their money where it matters.


What? You mean like, food banks, gleaners clubs, affordable housing solutions, mobile medical teams, meals on wheels type programs for shut ins, job training for the down and out, soup kitchens?

When you can spend $250,000 on a statue instead? Are you nuts?
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Oh lordy, I lol'd.

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Statue... Idol... Lightening... Wrath...

You'd think they'd at least err on the side of caution on this one, lol.
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