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Lightning breaks finger off Christ statue [Rio de Janeiro]
NY Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | 6:47pm

Posted on 01/17/2014 8:57:21 PM PST by BenLurkin

Lightning has broken a finger off the right hand of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

Father Omar, rector of the shrine that holds the statue, told the Globo radio station that lightning frequently strikes the nearly 100-foot tall statue, a symbol of Rio that overlooks the Brazilian city from the peak of the Corcovado mountain.

Its right hand had been damaged sometime ago, but the finger finally broke off in a storm late Thursday.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: brazil; christ; god; lightening; lightning; omen; rio; statue; storm

1 posted on 01/17/2014 8:57:21 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

God gives Rio the finger. Film at 11.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 9:00:59 PM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: BenLurkin

3 posted on 01/17/2014 9:02:46 PM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s what happens when you build a large edifice on the top of a mountain in an area prone to lighting storms.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 9:02:51 PM PST by doc1019
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To: doc1019

Maybe its an Omen of some dire event to happen? What might it be? War perhaps? World War?


5 posted on 01/17/2014 9:09:42 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I think it means OSU will beat KU Tomorrow.


6 posted on 01/17/2014 9:11:40 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

There are plenty of other signs for that.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 9:13:59 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: BenLurkin

I have a concrete fence near me with tall trees planted along the length. The posts are reinforced with rebar that act like lightning rods, and have a accumulated a few lightning strikes over the years. I got to witness one of them and see the little pieces of concrete fly.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 9:18:45 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: BenLurkin

9 posted on 01/17/2014 9:20:39 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Oman, perhaps or just a statue in a vulnerable position? The Empire State building and the Statue of Liberty are hit by lightening hundreds of times a year and yet no religious significance are attributed to them.


10 posted on 01/17/2014 9:21:04 PM PST by doc1019
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To: maine-iac7

Picture this. A sailor on a carrier pulling into Rio and because he’s been up all night working simply hits the rack for some sleep. He wakes up just after dark and decides to walk up on the flight deck for a look see of the city lights. He is oblivious to the mountain or the statue sitting atop of it. He’s looking around and suddenly the lights come on at the statue and all he can see is Christ in the sky. He can’t see the mountain top it rest on just the statue. That was my first look at that statue. :>}


11 posted on 01/17/2014 9:25:06 PM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: BenLurkin

It must be a bad omen. I was there exactly 13 years ago, Jan, 2001. There is a nice view from there.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 9:30:07 PM PST by AlexW
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To: arderkrag
God gives Rio the finger. Film at 11.

When they were praying for a hand.

13 posted on 01/17/2014 9:40:25 PM PST by frithguild (The warmth and goodness of Gaia is a nuclear reactor in the Earth's core that burns Thorium)
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To: maine-iac7

Pull my finger


14 posted on 01/17/2014 9:41:26 PM PST by frithguild (The warmth and goodness of Gaia is a nuclear reactor in the Earth's core that burns Thorium)
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To: Olog-hai; Forward the Light Brigade

You never know; something big is coming, I can tell you that much. Don’t ask me how I know, but I have a psychic quirk and my instincts are often correct. It is startling that the statue of Christ would be hit and like all people, I didn’t think such a thing would be possible to happen.

There have been too many out of this world things happening that a lot of other psychics as well are going ‘on alert.’ Do you ever sense it?


15 posted on 01/17/2014 10:18:15 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: AlexW

What happened that ended up proving that it was a bad omen?


16 posted on 01/17/2014 10:19:02 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

“What happened that ended up proving that it was a bad omen?”
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I do not know that it was. I was being a bit facetious.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 10:21:10 PM PST by AlexW
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To: doc1019
You better get yourself fitted for a lightening rod buddy!


18 posted on 01/17/2014 10:25:16 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: CorporateStepsister

Have another drinky noob! You are on a roll! Seriously tho, welcome to Free Republic!


19 posted on 01/17/2014 10:25:54 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: BenLurkin
After our sons left the Church, their apartment (attached to our house) was hit by lightning late at night while they lay sleeping. A hole was blown clear through their wall, and missed them by about five feet (maybe less), and plasterboard was strewn ALL over the place. I have no idea how they got out of that unscathed. Within a couple-three weeks of that strike, an old elm tree was knocked over by wind, and missed their room by less than a foot. They have not taken either incident as a "sign."

When Christ decides to cleanse the world with more vigor, however, it's not going to be pretty. We sit about doing our day-to-day activities as He's about ready to blow His top, because of all our senseless, murdering, unrepentant sin. Myself, I've been upping my adoration time, trying to save the lives (souls!) of my kids, myself, my hubby (he doesn't need any help, but what the heck; he gets prayed for anyway) and all we hold dear.

http://www.acfp2000.com/Chapels/worldmap.htm
20 posted on 01/17/2014 10:30:27 PM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: cva66snipe

What a truly amazing experience that had to be.

Would love to see the statue but Rio’s so crime-ridden I doubt I’ll ever go.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 10:33:40 PM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: EDINVA
What a truly amazing experience that had to be. Would love to see the statue but Rio’s so crime-ridden I doubt I’ll ever go.

I went there in the summer of 1977 on a South America deployment. A work up of sorts before deploying that fall to the Med Sea. RIO wasn't too bad then. Salvador {the city in Brazil not the country named such} was a different story. You had to really watch the street orphans real close or they would slice your ankle open robbing you. They would sneak up from behind and put the knife right at the tendons. I'm talking very young kids single digit age living in the streets with no parents. That's what a moral collapse looks like.

22 posted on 01/17/2014 10:58:02 PM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: bobby.223

Thank you.

Watching the repairs will be interesting, I admit that.


23 posted on 01/17/2014 11:09:32 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: mlizzy

“When Christ decides to cleanse the world with more vigor, however, it’s not going to be pretty. We sit about doing our day-to-day activities as He’s about ready to blow His top, because of all our senseless, murdering, unrepentant sin. Myself, I’ve been upping my adoration time, trying to save the lives (souls!) of my kids, myself, my hubby (he doesn’t need any help, but what the heck; he gets prayed for anyway) and all we hold dear.”

We’re very close; I wonder just what it will take to end up pushing Him over the edge.


24 posted on 01/17/2014 11:10:26 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister
We’re very close; I wonder just what it will take to end up pushing Him over the edge.
Good question; I'd like to think we have years and years left with only intermittent "correction" from Christ, but... it seems we can't be much more insulting to Him than we are today.
25 posted on 01/17/2014 11:32:59 PM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: BenLurkin
Was it the "FINGER" Finger?
It makes a difference as to what the sign might mean. . . .
26 posted on 01/18/2014 3:45:06 AM PST by DeaconRed (GOD: Please send us one more Ronald Reagan. Soon. Thanks Deacon Red. PS It ain't Christie. . .)
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To: BenLurkin

27 posted on 01/18/2014 3:47:46 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: CorporateStepsister
What happened that ended up proving that it was a bad omen?

Barack Obama happened.

28 posted on 01/18/2014 4:52:59 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Ya, something big is coming, Jesus is going to return. Be ready, be watching.


29 posted on 01/18/2014 4:55:45 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

“Ya, something big is coming, Jesus is going to return. Be ready, be watching.”

http://www.patburt.com/


30 posted on 01/18/2014 5:57:55 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: BenLurkin

Hmmm, Saint Peter’s last year and now this...both Catholic.


31 posted on 01/18/2014 6:01:10 AM PST by Partisan Gunslinger
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To: CorporateStepsister
There have been too many out of this world things happening that a lot of other psychics as well are going ‘on alert.’ Do you ever sense it?

Only with the assistance of peyote......

32 posted on 01/18/2014 6:06:49 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: BenLurkin
A warrant has been issued for a man known only as "Zeus," believed to be a native of Greece, who was seen running away from the scene of the crime, still holding three lightning bolts.

Apparently, relations between various Deities have deteriorated of late.

33 posted on 01/18/2014 8:09:06 AM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("The power to tax is the power to destroy." -- Chief Justice John Marshall, 1819)
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To: cva66snipe

As I’ve understood it, some of the worst danger in Rio now is exactly what you described, crime by street orphans. How sad is that? And, of course, terrifying for a tourist.


34 posted on 01/18/2014 8:24:53 AM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: BenLurkin; All
Many years ago there was a proposal to erect a giant statue of Christ similar to the one in Brazil on the bluff in downtown facing the bay in Corpus Christi, Tx. ( Corpus Christi means body of Christ)

This would have been most appropriate and would have put Corpus Christi on the map- but the rats voted the proposal down.

In 1995, Kent Ullberg completed ``It is I,'' a 15-foot beautiful bronze sculpture depicting Jesus on a boat stilling the storm, as described in the New Testament. The work stands in front of First United Methodist Church and did not encounter the same opposition as other projects because it was built on church property instead of public land.

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http://www.caller2.com/news98/news20642.html

35 posted on 01/18/2014 8:30:16 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: EDINVA
As I’ve understood it, some of the worst danger in Rio now is exactly what you described, crime by street orphans. How sad is that?

Very sad. And the war on the family {programs wise} that was started by LBJ if not addressed will send us down the same path. Life has already been devalued in both children and elderly in the U.S.

36 posted on 01/18/2014 6:21:16 PM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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