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News of the Weird: 6-Story Jesus Statue in Ohio Struck By Lightning

Offbeat  (tags: lightning storms, statues, religious icons, bizare coincidence )

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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.

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pam w (139)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 9:14 am

Stephanie C (14)
Tuesday June 15, 2010, 8:46 pm
I agree with pam...and I am not trying to be mean, it's just funny. think about it for a minute...

KS Goh (0)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 2:17 am
Thanks for the article.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 9:59 am
see? God does have a sense of humour !!
too bad about the statue - i'm sure it was beautiful.

Wednesday June 16, 2010, 12:42 pm is funny....

IE Ries (237)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 3:48 pm

God: "So Jesus, whadaya think about this statue?"

Jesus: "It's OK. They meant well, ya know."

God: "Mind if I use it for target practice?"


Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:13 pm
Thanks, Rooibos. My daughter wanted to know more about this.

Edward M (8)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 2:43 am
It would seem that Jesus was not happy with it; perhaps the location?

pam w (139)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 10:47 am
OR...perhaps it's just an erection of fiberglass and wood and has no meaning whatsoever to anyone or anything other than a Christian?

susan w (13)
Friday June 18, 2010, 4:54 am
if your a true christian you do not need a six story tall jesus to look at......he is in your heart ....not made of material things...i think the whole thing is a waste of should be used to help the needy in the community....

pam w (139)
Friday June 18, 2010, 11:59 am
Excellent point. I've wondered about the obscene wealth of the Catholic churches, Mormon cathedrals, etc. After all, didn't Jesus say that, if you wanted to follow him, you should give away all your possessions and wealth?

Cindy B (61)
Friday June 18, 2010, 9:42 pm
Sorry, but I love it! (like so many others)

Rebecca Y (26)
Tuesday June 22, 2010, 7:49 pm
"Thou shall have no craven images before me." Maybe He was trying to tell them something....

pam w (139)
Tuesday June 22, 2010, 8:04 pm
OR...maybe there IS no god and this is just a simple case of lightning strike or some other incident which burns a structure with no more meaning than a silo or a gas station.
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