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Topic: "Act of God"? Well, maybe . . . .

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Date Posted: 6/16/2010 12:16 PM ET
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Oh boy, is there ever a BIG WHOOP going on down here in southwest Ohio about the 'meaning' of the destruction of the quarter-million dollar 62-foot, 8-ton statue of fiberglass, Styrofoam, and steel  Jesus, arms uplifted to the sky, that was erected in 2004 at the Solid Rock Church on the east side of I-75 between Dayton and Cincinnati,.   The "Touchdown Jesus" statue was struck by lightning Monday night and burned to the ground in minutes.  The "After" photo shows the naked steel framework that supported the thing.   Ever since, Everybody and his brother has been ringing in with something to say about it . . . 

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Date Posted: 6/16/2010 7:48 PM ET
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As far as I'm concerned, the message here is don't build large structures out of two huge lightning rods surrounded by highly flammable styrofoam and expect it to last forever lol

Date Posted: 6/17/2010 2:24 AM ET
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What cracked me up was the people trying to get there piece of statue.I guess everyone and his dog was looking for a piece to keep.I agree the constrution material werent the best.But the touchdown Jesus that kinda says it all,lol

Date Posted: 6/28/2010 5:17 PM ET
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I actually got a chuckle out of it.  A statue of Jesus is hit by lightening - you can't make up this stuff.