Jesus Struck Down By God?

Submitted by: madest 6 years ago Science

Wooden Jesus statue burns to ground after being hit by lightning. Anti-Religious post mongers won"t like this one bit.
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Male 1,045
see what happens when you piss-off Zeus?
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Female 117
bahaha her name was Gifty
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Male 637
Ohhey, I live like 15 minutes from touchdown jeezy creezy. Well, terminator. I think he looks better post-lightning.
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Male 3
Everyone now calls it terminator Jesus
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Male 189
lol at tomatz`s post. I don`t get the "Anti religious post mongers won`t like this one bit" part of the description though.
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Male 26
Owned.
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Female 359
I don`t care about your statue. Please use birth control and find some common sense.
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Female 1
Hahahaha. I live like, 5 minutes from this. I was out the night it got struck... Drove by the next day. Epiiic
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Female 547
The idol that once distracted freeway drivers is now gone, leaving the streets that much safer.
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Female 93
Hahahahaha!
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Female 682
yeah...sure...it was "lightning". I didn`t burn down the statue or anything...heh heh heh....*walks away nervously*
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Male 503
thank god thats gone
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Male 79
I`m pretty sure the boy (Andy?) was joking. Bet we was just a passer-by.
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Male 177
jamie76, I was about to say something similar.
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Male 645
It`s known as "Touchdown Jesus" to all the Cincinnati Bengal fans around here.
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Male 7
It would be really sweet if they managed to convince themselves that this was punishment for damaging the environment. Maybe that would slap some environmental sense into us so that we never have to deal with spills like this again...
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Male 2,345
God did say not to make icons of himself...
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Male 430
If you strike me down, I will become more powerful than you can ever imagine.
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Male 129
that fat black lady made e lol
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Female 52
Aahahahaah
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Male 21
So....why was it made of burnable material again?
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Male 6,694
Im sure it was back in a couple of days.
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Male 355
lol i love seeing this - they broke gods 2 commandment - You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Justice served by god himself.
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Female 16
GOD: Jesus u little prick! You owe me a weeks rent.

JESUS: But pa...

GOD: You shut your filthy mouth you little s-h-i-t-w-a-d. You give me my money before i smite you!

JESUS: Oh yeah? drat YOU! Your always pushing people around. Its sooo p-i-s-s-i-n b00ring up here since you banished lucifer. You used to be awesome but now you sit around all day watching days of our lives, eating chips.

GOD: F-U-C-K YOU U LITTLE DICK WAD! **SMITE**
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Male 237
ha ha
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Male 798
This is what`s wrong with people who follow religion with so much devotion but who are lacking in rationality.

First off the church didnt burn down, which should be the most important thing here. Hurr durr.

Second, the lady Gifty, and I`m sure others in the congregation are obviously lacking in basic rationality. Instead, the think of everything with such religious fervor that they take it very personally when a drating sculpture at their church burns down.

"I just know something is not right right now. We just have to go on our faith and ask God, because this cannot be a coincidence!"
-Gifty

What a gem.
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Female 18
Oh, and yeah it is the church shown on Rob and Big.
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Female 18
This is literally five minutes away from my house. He was referred to as "Touchdown Jesus" or "Big Butter Jesus". They claim they`re going to rebuild, but the community (Greater Cincinnati area) is petitioning for them not to. There is a huge percentage of the population that want it gone for good.
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Male 1,360
when is the lightning going to strike crakrjak
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Male 153
its an idol why are they crying
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Male 17,512
To all those saying "Glad it`s gone" and similar.

They`ve stated they are going to rebuild it.

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Male 187
I`m glad it`s gone, that thing was ugly.
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Male 928
Surely even Christians will admit that this at least means God has good taste.
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Male 54
Hey, God?? Starcrosst here. Yeah, how`s it goin? listen, if you`re in the mood to strike down bizarre statues of your only begotten son, might i suggest that ultra creepy "Christ of the Ozarks" next? Next Tuesday`s good for me. Okay, thanks. Good talkin to ya.
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Male 17,512
peloos12: I`m not as devout as you might think, But thanks for the compliment. :-)
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Male 17,512
Mornaf: Since most steeple tops are made of either brass or copper (good conductors) anyways they are simply connected to a thick wire that runs down to a copper rod in the ground.
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Female 1,380
@valigon and deathxtra
Three common uses of irony
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Male 99
No word yet from god
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Male 165
it`s like their worshiping it even though the bible prohibits that. even making a statue of jesus is not right.
and yeah, how is this news?
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Male 3,255
Hahaha, imaginary friends.
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Male 15
WHY IS THIS NEWS???
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Female 803
that lady needs to calm the eff down. lightning striking is natural and it`s more likely to hit the giant outstretched statue made from metal sitting in water. of course, logic seems to no longer exist.
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Female 169
"Does that count as an act of god on the insurance claim? And if so, what does that say about `Gods` opinion of the statue?"

Everyone`s an art critic I guess
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Male 4,793
OWNED bitches!
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Male 221
Is that that huge church that was on Rob and Big?
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Male 143
Touchdown/Butter Jesus is gone. :(

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Male 2,788
Oh, the irony.
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Male 352
Lol, I love how the guy came immediately after the woman. The woman was balling her eyes out and then the guy was like, yeah, okay, it was pretty sad, yeah.
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Male 74
Does that count as an act of god on the insurance claim? And if so, what does that say about `Gods` opinion of the statue?
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Male 448
Proof.
Old gods > New gods
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Male 28
I am saddened. My family and I always look forward to making jokes when we pass this on our vacations. It`s best in the winter when it looks like Jesus is frozen in the pond.
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Male 2,402
How could Jesus be struck down by God if Ev`s believe in Trinitarian concept? Jesus is God by their sense.
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Male 820
[quote]They should`ve protected the statue with a lighting protection system.[/quote]

I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence
~Doug McLeod

(Just for teh lulz here)
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Male 3,819
The most amazing thing about all of this?

Three pages of comments and only ONE made by a devout Christian. This place is DEAD quiet. This has to be a first... it`s a miracle! No flamewar in sight.


::uses Jesus`s arm as kindling to get the fire going:
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Male 81
... no comment
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Female 467
im scared of lightning :(
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Male 23
It`s just gods way of F-ing with us. Either that or he doesn`t exist!
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Male 12
Haha, that`s right where I lived up until 07.
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Male 1,351
1:19-1:27
The new Shakespeare everybody! Come on, give that man a pen so he can write down some sweet, sweet literary masterpieces. Take a bow Andy.
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Male 1,610
The insurance company will most likely define this as an act of god. The real irony would be that the church`s policy doesn`t cover that.
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Male 108
so am I the only one that thinks that`s really funny, I mean its kinda ironic
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Male 25,416
wow!
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Male 9,306
Storms happen, you can rebuild, buck up there.
( o.o)>(._.)
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Male 17,512
davymid: Most likely you`re correct, They should`ve protected the statue with a lighting protection system.
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Male 1,678
He`s not the messiah he`s a very naughty boy!!!
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Male 63
The solid rock church needs to replace a few bulbs in their sign.
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Female 98
Quick!! Someone sacrifice a virgin to appease the god!!
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Male 312
Where`s your god now, huh?
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Male 37,897
no problemo.

Jesus came back before...
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Male 915
"they were turned to ashes by flames". wow , that reporter is a genius!
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Female 1,134
@ShaggydogJV

I ether agree with you or its mother earth being pissed off at the moment.
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Male 15,510
I bet God did it "just for the lolz"
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Female 1,963
So many things going through my mind right now:

1) Is that woman`s name "Gifty"?
2) Why is she so upset?
3) The bible actually says "I the LORD thy God am a jealous God". Doesn`t that seem just a tad... petty? You wouldn`t think that God had anything to be insecure about.
4) If God is planning on zapping every Jesus statue out of existence, he needs to get real busy.
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Male 101
The woman named Gifty was a joke, Im a christian and I still find this quiet funny, should your religious beliefs be shaken just because a statue of Jesus burnt down? No
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Male 12,138
[quote]Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God. [/quote]
That, or, you know, it was a lightning strike.
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Male 30
Zeus is angry...
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Male 2,290
hahahahahhaahahaha
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Male 378
God is the absence of nature.
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Male 243
hahahahah thats outrageous
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Male 17,512
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God.
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Male 540
Was that thing insured against acts of god?
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Female 330
is it bad that i laughed? haha
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Male 257
HA! YES, THANK YOU, GOD! I live 15 minutes north of there and saw it myself. Anyone know what the second commandment is? DUH! THAT, WAS, A, IDOL!!! GOD HATES THEM! Read Exodus 20. It was God who destroyed it, AWESOME!!! Really shows just how far denominational churches have twisted the bible to erect something like that to begin with.
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Male 594
Die, fanatic! Die!

(The woman crying in the video..)
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Male 976
A random statue got hit by lightning and it burned down. Just because it`s a statue of Jesus doesn`t make it any more special than any other statue.
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Male 1,311
If you looked like that statue, you`d be begging for death too.
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Male 363
It`s a sign of something, perhaps God doesn`t support this church for some reason. Maybe the church leaders are misusing their powers, or taking in the money for themselves...
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Male 123
I am from Dayton Ohio and I have had to drive by that statue for years. It was/is an abomination. The best part of this story is that a HUGE Hustler store is right across the highway from it that "God" apparently didn`t feel like burning down first.
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Male 658
Touchdown!

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Male 3,296
yeah, if this lightning would have struck something like a Buddha temple, all this fanatics would be saying that its an act of god and hes mad because its an idol.

I believe that it was an act of coincidence.
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Male 1,548
Thor is pissed.
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Male 357
That statue was massive; have driven by it many times. lol at the lady crying...it is just a statue
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Female 895
Hail Satan.
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Female 121
Aaaha hahahaha hahahahaha hahahahahahaha hahahahaha haha haha etc.
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Male 1
Cookie monster shirt FTW :-D
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Male 533
Oh, NOW it`s "just the weather"...
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Male 3,314
"Some church members are saddened, others are still in shock." BWAHAHAHAH!
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Male 12,138
So God struck himself down again?
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Male 222
God Says: Don`t blame me. I chose to strike that spot with lightning on the 6th day. It`s your fault for erecting a statue John Lenin in that spot.
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Male 44
oh yes cry for your lost idol, ah ha ha.
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Female 1,008
I live near Touchdown Jesus(as we call him here up in Northwestern Ohio)!!
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Male 419
oh, the irony...
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Male 211
it`s a siiiiign!
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Male 2,050
well that has to suck.
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Male 15,510
Where is your God now!!
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Female 2,509
you know, if people rely on a statue as a beacon, perhaps God had a reason to blast the thing to pieces.
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Male 784
Wood, I don`t know. If U build a statue of paper fibers and glue, with a massive, welded steel frame inside, it will be kinda conductive...
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Male 37,897
Look at the neon sign!
The building and lights and landscape!

It looks like a freakin` casino!
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Male 7
Eh, wood Jesus, gold calf...its all the same idolatry.
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Male 112
I lol`d
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Male 7,378
Link: Jesus Struck Down By God? [Rate Link] - Wooden Jesus statue burns to ground after being hit by lightning. Anti-Religious post mongers won`t like this one bit.
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