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15-06-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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LOL!

6-story Jesus statue in Ohio struck by lightning


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.

[Image: Touchdown_jesus.jpg]
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15-06-2010, 12:38 PM
 
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I know it was probably already mentioned by many people, but wouldn't that $250,000 be better utilized helping the homeless?
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15-06-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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(15-06-2010 12:38 PM)supermanlives1973 Wrote:  I know it was probably already mentioned by many people, but wouldn't that $250,000 be better utilized helping the homeless?

Screw them, don't you know your Bible? You know the meek shall inheret something or other yadda yadda yadda The ones with biggest baddest Jesus statue will PWN all others!! It's in there I swearSmile
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15-06-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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Yeah, right after the fourth commandment "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:" Tongue

Boy, these people just don't f**kin' get it, do they?

Or did this commandment go out the window when Jebus was here?
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15-06-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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(15-06-2010 12:55 PM)supermanlives1973 Wrote:  Yeah, right after the fourth commandment "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:" Tongue

Boy, these people just don't f**kin' get it, do they?

Or did this commandment go out the window when Jebus was here?

Umm.... but this wasn't graven it was uh uh ... well... FIBERGLASS!!Smile
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15-06-2010, 02:57 PM
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Any dimwitted numskull can clearly tell that this is just a test of faith from Jesus himself. He just wants to see how devoted we are to him, and if we would shell out another quarter mill for another magnificent addition to the Ohio skyline.
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16-06-2010, 04:58 AM
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(15-06-2010 02:57 PM)Moshe Wrote:  Any dimwitted numskull can clearly tell that this is just a test of faith from Jesus himself. He just wants to see how devoted we are to him, and if we would shell out another quarter mill for another magnificent addition to the Ohio skyline.

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16-06-2010, 05:30 AM
 
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Oh the will definitely be rebuilding with insurance money of course, eat that poor people! Here's a real good article with pics of it burning:

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20100...-fireproof
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16-06-2010, 11:30 AM
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Well... That's it... I'm done... Quarter of a million dollars on a statue of Jesus? Fuck this shit... The human race is dead to me... There is no hope. I'm gonna go play video games until I die and never speak to another human being ever again...

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16-06-2010, 01:49 PM
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(16-06-2010 11:30 AM)Green Wrote:  Well... That's it... I'm done... Quarter of a million dollars on a statue of Jesus? Fuck this shit... The human race is dead to me... There is no hope. I'm gonna go play video games until I die and never speak to another human being ever again...

It's a sad thing, but most of these people consider a "Spiritual need" more important than those silly other needs, such as clean food and water. Honestly, walk up to any starving child in Africa, I wonder if they would prefer a Bible, or a loaf of bread.

You are right, our world is pathetic in so many ways, but look at what it was like a century ago. Women couldn't vote, black were kept away from whites. Two centuries ago, women didn't even get jobs, and black people were enslaved. We are slowly, but surely, getting better. Sad thing about the atheist thing; I won't be on a fluffy cloud in heaven watching the world get to a better state.

I don't believe Jesus is the son of God until I see the long form birth certificate!
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