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    Ohio: 60ft Jesus statue burns to ground

    60ft Jesus statue burns to ground - Telegraph

    A 60ft statue of Jesus with his arms raised along a motorway was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm and burned to the ground, police said.


    The 62ft tall 40ft wide sculpture, 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 in a game of football.
    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 4,000-member, nondenominational church was founded by former horse trader Lawrence Bishop and his wife. Mr 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.

    Flames shoot up from the 'King of King's' statue in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 15, after it was hit by lightning





    Maybe he trashed it 'cos it wasn't a good likeness

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    Impressive statue to be fair, but I've no time for mythical figures.

    Good riddance.
    Last edited by Bobcock; 16-06-2010 at 03:04 PM.

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    "Where's your God now?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Bob
    nicknamed Touchdown Jesus
    Torchdown Jesus? Holy smoke!

    Will it be back in 3 days? Does their insurance policy cover acts of God?

    Isn't there a 70 foot high Hustler or Hooters sign or something like that across the road from that thing? That god and his wacky sense of humour..

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    A 60ft statue of Jesus with his arms raised along a motorway was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm and burned to the ground, police said
    Yay and verily he was smoted by a lightning bolt from Zeus, King of Olympus.

    That'll teach those Christians for worshipping false idols!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Bob View Post



    Maybe he trashed it 'cos it wasn't a good likeness
    From now on it shall be known as Minimalist Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackula
    From now on it shall be known as Minimalist Jesus.
    He got reduced to a stick figure.

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    The Devil done it!

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    I submit to you oh heavenly father. Zap.

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    A 60ft statue of Jesus with his arms raised along a motorway was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm and burned to the ground, police said.
    Irony doesn't get better than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
    A 60ft statue of Jesus with his arms raised along a motorway was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm and burned to the ground, police said.
    Irony doesn't get better than this.
    Look at the skeleton, it's a perfect lightning arrester.
    Then look at the statue before it was hit, isn't he begging for it?

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    Never mind.

    It'll be up again in a few days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
    Never mind.

    It'll be up again in a few days
    The power of the Lord knows no bounds.
    But with a non-conductive framework next time.

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    OMG!!

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    Let's not forget those who'll see this as a sign the World is coming to an end.

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    For those that ascribe to the faith of Christ, they will be reminded of a passage from the Bible;

    "You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them....... Exodus 20:3.

    Idol worship is a no go. The owners of the over sized lawn ornament should take the hint.
    Kindness is spaying and neutering one's companion animals.

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    It was an accident waiting to happen, two lightning rods.

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    They should just replace it with a 60ft...


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    If you are an atheist, does an act of god count for anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote1
    The owners of the over sized lawn ornament should take the hint.
    They'll take it as a sign that they have to build a bigger one and will bilk the gullible grovelers for even more money to pay for the replacement.

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    ^^ Act of whom?

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    This is the second time he got struck......the first time was when he paid $250,000.00
    for a fibreglass shell and frame.

    Hallelujah.

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    Too bad that the lightning didn't strike his followers instead. Fucking superstitious losers.

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    If the pigeon shit hadn't turned the statues face and hands black, the KKK would never have been involved.
    RIP Godstatue.

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