“Touchdown Jesus” Smited
If you thought big Jesus statues were immune to lightning, well, you thought wrong.
You can read all about it here. My favorite bit:
“It sent goosebumps through my whole body because I am a believer,” said Levi Walsh, 29. “Of all the things that could have been struck, I just think that that would be protected. … It’s something that’s not supposed to happen, Jesus burning,” he said. “I had to see it with my own eyes.”
“I can’t believe Jesus was struck,” said his brother, who noted the giant Hustler Hollywood sign for the adult store across the street was untouched. “It’s the last thing I expected to happen.”
If I attributed this type of thing to supernatural causes, I would posit that the statue deeply offended God’s sense of taste and decency. Because I do not, note to megachurches planning to build giant tacky statues of Jesus out of highly flammable materials: a lightning rod is always a good idea.