Smiting Jesus

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at 6:23 AM
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  • Maybe God thought it sitting there was a traffic hazard?... Maybe a waste of money when it could have been used helping Christians to help others in stead of advertising one "brand" of religion?...or just maybe God was worrying about more important things besides making sure a hunk of material "stuff" was not damaged? I think the last most plausible. Interesting story in any case.

    -- Posted by Jenny Moore on Wed, Jun 16, 2010, at 1:43 PM
  • mabey there is no god and this was a simple weather event caused be forces that can be PROVEN by science.

    -- Posted by dave watson on Fri, Oct 1, 2010, at 2:28 PM
  • Dear Dave,

    As God is the author of science as well as the creator of the natural world, there can be no doubt that it was a natural phenomena which can be conclusively proved by science. Since Benjamin Franklin, lightning bolts have no longer been cast down by Zeus!

    -- Posted by Charles Hear on Fri, Oct 1, 2010, at 10:07 PM
  • I'm still wiping the tears from laughing at this posting......God's law or Murphy's law????? Bad distribution of church funds or just plain bad art?

    I'm with Jenny Moore on this - surely the Solid Rock Church could make better use of $25,000 than to errect a 62 ft lightning rod......guess the sculptor should have considered using solid rock.....

    I can't fathom that God's wrath has been sent down from the heavens with a firey lightning bolt to meltdown the Touchdown Jesus landmark. Small potatoes for the Almighty to display His power and displeasure - when a magnanomous tribute to the Salvation of Mankind, in the form of a cross -errected in skyscraper proportions, costing in the millions, stands in Texas, east of Amarillo, right off of I40, providing a target of monumental impact......of course it isn't in the middle of "Sin City" nor can it call Larry Flint's, Hustler Hollywood neighbor.

    At any rate, what will the Solid Rock Church replace the King of Kings with? - pretty tough act to follow. Maybe they should leave well enough alone and simply display a plaque stating, "Never tempt Mother Nature !!"

    Awesome article Charles !


    -- Posted by Silverlining on Tue, Oct 5, 2010, at 2:39 PM
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