Inclement Weather or Divine Critique: Lightning Destroys Massive Jesus Statue in Ohio

In Monroe, Ohio, the evangelical Solid Rock Church just north of Cincinnati had something of an unexpected divine intervention. The church had erected a “King of Kings” statue that towered over the surrounding area — 62 feet tall and 40 feet wide at the base. This week lightning struck the statue — destroying it and spreading the fire to the adjacent amphitheater.

The church is planning to rebuild the statue. The lightning, it appears, is not viewed as a divine critique.

For pictures of the statue before and after the lightning strike, click here.

For the full story, click here.

19 thoughts on “Inclement Weather or Divine Critique: Lightning Destroys Massive Jesus Statue in Ohio”

  1. (16) Beware lest you become corrupt by making for yourselves [to worship] a graven image in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
    (17) The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, or of any winged fowl that flies in the air,
    (18) The likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, or of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth.
    (19) And beware lest you lift up your eyes to the heavens, and when you see the sun, moon, and stars, even all the host of the heavens, you be drawn away and worship them and serve them, things which the Lord your God has allotted to all nations under the whole heaven.(Deuteronomy 4:16-19)

  2. That is why the Plague of Thunder struck this graven image. When it is returned to it proper home, the Texas Football field it will be restored to its splendor and beauty.

    You may stand in Awe of such Acts of God but they are real.

    Joe Barton by the way, was just misunderstood in his statements yesterday.

  3. Touchdown Jesus. That just says it all. God and football. Surprised it wasn’t in Texas.

  4. The best part is that an adult book store across the street apparently escaped unscathed.

  5. The first commandment tells them not to make graven images. The eleventh commandment tells them not to get caught doing the other ten. Bingo.

  6. Rafflaw is right. Expenditures like this idol should certainly be taxed, if nothing else can be.

  7. I guess the “Solid Rock” Church was not solid enough to deflect the lightning bolt! If I was one of the church leaders, I would save my money and give it to the poor instead of putting up another target for Zeus to aim at!

  8. pete:

    Personally, I like plagues and locusts, but I’m traditional.

  9. true mespo, according to pat robertson the christian god uses hurricanes or earthquakes.

  10. Proof once again that there is no god but Zeus. Who else uses lightning bolts now-a-days anyway?

  11. I think Notre Dame had something to do with this, as they miss its statute.

  12. Graven images ought to be constructed from precious metal, not cheap materials from a auto body shop. No wonder god was so upset.

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