Zeus 1, Jesus 0

This 7-story statue of Jesus, the pride and joy of Solid Rock Church, was smote by lightning and burned to the ground last night.

Now, only the steel frame remains.

Pat Robertson, what say you?

(I am sorry for the church’s loss, and they’ve already promised to rebuild it.  But, maybe, God will prevail upon them to spend their money on some people who need it.)

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  • Bill Samuel

    Maybe they shouldn’t have used plastic foam and fiberglass – flammable and not very earth-friendly. Probably trying to do it on the cheap. If it was stone or bronze, it wouldn’t have burned.

  • I’m not a Notre Dame fan, but Touchdown Jesus is a lot cooler.

  • rob

    Well, Pat would say: This happened in Monroe…Monroe was the name of a character on Two Close for Comfort who was…you see where this is going

    🙂 Sorry, couldn’t resist

  • I really should have gotten to this story first. Dang it.

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  • I will not make a superstitious assumption.
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    I will not make a superstitious assumption.
    I will not make a superstitious assumption.
    I will not make a superstitious assumption…. (x 100)

    Okay… I can’t resist. Maybe someone doesn’t want it there. 😉

  • There’s a hilarious write-up about it here: http://www.dallasvoice.com/instant-tea/2010/06/15/god-smites-jesus/

  • David

    The orginal looks like a super-sized paper mache project. I kind of like look of the steel frame by itself. It looks like quite a good lightning conductor. Which kind of Jesus would you construct!

  • nathan

    That thing was so awful I wouldn’t blame God if there was some actual smiting.

    Waiting for John Piper to weigh in…

  • ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    the temptation
    I really wanna go all pat robertson on this
    resisting and turning away

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  • Dave

    Wasn’t that the same day the ship trying to siphon the oil got struck by lightning and caught fire..?….

  • Joey

    It was reported that the prophets of Baal were seen dancing around the church for about a day prior to the fire coming down from heaven. Elijah, is thought to have been there but we have been unable to confirm this.

  • I posted about this last night. I have a link to video of it burning on my blog. Why rebuild? Why?

  • Sister Marie

    Why, God, Why?

    Because you P***** me off.

  • “For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.” Luke 17:24 (NIV)

    Clearly we are in the end times.

  • God really enjoyed Fidelity of Betrayal…

  • shak el

    Actually it was the god Thor that struck down the idol of the “white christ.”

  • Chuck

    I don’t care if the pastor sneezes, I ain’t going near that Touchdown Jesus when lightning is a-falling from the sky…

  • hassan

    Look u guys! Have some respect for people’s graven images.