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Lightning strike believed to have started fire that destroyed King of Kings statue
wlwt.com ^ | 06/15/2010

Posted on 06/14/2010 10:31:21 PM PDT by Reddy

Touchdown Jesus destroyed by lightning from storms


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anditsgood; cincinnati; touchdownjesus

1 posted on 06/14/2010 10:31:21 PM PDT by Reddy
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To: Reddy
One time my school got struck by lightning and it knocked a big chunk of concrete off the roof.

After that they put a lightning rod on the building.

2 posted on 06/14/2010 10:36:16 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (11/03/2010 - What did Obama know and when did he know it?)
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To: Reddy

3 posted on 06/14/2010 10:36:49 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Reddy

The statue, officially called “King of Kings” but known to Ohioan natives as “Touchdown Jesus,” is a 62-foot (19 meters)-tall statue of Jesus located along I-75 near Monroe, a city in southwest Ohio. It depicts Jesus from the chest up, with his arms and head raised to the sky.

It is located in the front of Solid Rock Church, and to some the statue is known as “Big Butter Jesus.”

4 posted on 06/14/2010 10:37:38 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Reddy; null and void; Yehuda; Jeremiah Jr; Armaggedon; sheik yerbouty
One of the comments:

"My friend just said that the insurance company might refuse to pay, since it's clearly an Act of God."

5 posted on 06/14/2010 10:37:41 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: rawhide

I know it well.

The Moslem neighbors will get all excited I am sure.


6 posted on 06/14/2010 10:41:43 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Let me be clear. The voluntary pancipation of Cinco de Quatro is mandated in all 57 states.)
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To: Reddy

From the article:

“Six people trying to reach the shelter of the building only made it as far as the statue when the downpour began. Witnesses said when they saw the lightening strike they thought for sure the people were killed. However, they were safe as the Jesus statue took the full brunt of the jolt.”

Well, not really, but.....


7 posted on 06/14/2010 10:44:52 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: rawhide

I saw a photo of this thing posted somewhere around here very recently. Weird. Well anyway, here's the "after" photo:

I couldn't help but notice that the source page has "livewire" in the URL.

8 posted on 06/14/2010 10:45:34 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel

That is an amazing photo what with the lightening still in the background. Looks like a scene from “Ghost Busters”. Look like the statue is fully destroyed. Wow!


9 posted on 06/14/2010 10:48:49 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: Ezekiel
"My friend just said that the insurance company might refuse to pay, since it's clearly an Act of God."

If I was an insurance company I wouldn't be screwin' around with this. There's more lightning bolts where that one came from.

10 posted on 06/14/2010 10:49:10 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Ezekiel
Makes you wonder about the whole: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.....Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them" (Exodus 20:4, 5)(2nd of the 10 Commandments) OR

the destruction at least shows the Almighty has good taste.

11 posted on 06/14/2010 10:52:52 PM PDT by AnalogReigns
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12 posted on 06/14/2010 10:58:27 PM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: Reddy

13 posted on 06/14/2010 10:58:27 PM PDT by James C. Bennett
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To: MARTIAL MONK
You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Exodus 20:4

14 posted on 06/14/2010 10:58:52 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: rawhide

Thanks for posting the pic for anyone that had no idea who/what Touchdown Jesus is/was.

It is/was located right next to I-75 and supposedly caused numerous wrecks as people slowed to gawk at it.

Many people thought it was gaudy and a waste of money.


15 posted on 06/14/2010 11:09:15 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Ezekiel

Was the thing made out of paper mache or something highly combustable?


16 posted on 06/15/2010 12:20:06 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Reddy

Looks like “Help me! I’m drowning!” Jesus.


17 posted on 06/15/2010 2:19:24 AM PDT by Eternal_Bear (`)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

To see what it is made from.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq01UYiMyHg&feature=related


18 posted on 06/15/2010 2:27:05 AM PDT by pnut22
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To: Reddy
I had heard of Touchdown Jesus and heard it was associated with Notre Dame. Apparently this is the _other_ TDJ...

via wikipedia, Notre Dame entry:
>>The stadium is known for its view of "Touchdown Jesus", a nickname given to the large mural entitled The Word of Life by Millard Sheets of the resurrected Jesus. Installed in 1964 on the Hesburgh Library, the mosaicked wall looms over the stadium mirroring the raised arms of a referee signifying a touchdown. The stadium expansion had the side effect of partially obscuring the view of the mural from the field.

link to pic (VERY big)

19 posted on 06/15/2010 4:40:29 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Eternal_Bear
Looks like “Help me! I’m drowning!” Jesus.
I'm gonna go with "Hot Tub Jesus".
20 posted on 06/15/2010 5:34:32 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: James C. Bennett

I’ve always wondered about that - how do they keep it from melting/blowing chunks off when it gets hit?


21 posted on 06/15/2010 6:22:18 AM PDT by Ro_Thunder (The press wants “Camelot II - The Return of JFK”, and not “Peanuts II - that’s all you’ll have)
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To: pnut22

Fiberglass over styrofoam on a metal frame per WLW radio.


22 posted on 06/15/2010 6:24:24 AM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: Reddy

Amazing that it happened on the 2nd day of the Jewish month of Tammuz. Before Christianity came along there was a trinity of gods that people worshiped. Their names were Nimrod, Semiramis (Nimrod’s wife), and their son Tammuz.


23 posted on 06/17/2010 4:29:12 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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