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Bella Bee
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It has run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.

Struck by lightning. Guess someone up there didn't like it.

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scifibum
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I prefer the name "Big Butter Jesus."
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I thought Touchdown Jesus was the one at Notre Dame.
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PSI Teleport
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I was going to say it looked more like Paper Mache Jesus, but it seems like that's pretty close to the truth.
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Tinros
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There are some pictures here.

I live just north of there, and yeah, those storms we had last night were NASTY. I ended up sleeping on the couch at my boyfriend's house because I didn't want to drive home in it. Apparently, even though the original cost was $250k, it'll take $650k to replace it. Personally, I think they'd put on a much better display of Christ's love if they gave that to the homeless and hungry, particularly in this economy, but hey, what do I know?

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BlackBlade
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They should wait three days and see if it reconstructs itself.
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I wonder if they had insurance on it.
I wonder if their insurance covers "acts of god" like lightning strikes [Wink]

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Tinros
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Mucus: Yes, and yes. Seriously.
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Derrell
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Yeah, I thought Touchdown Jesus was the painting on the library at Notre Dame. You can see the image from the football stadium.
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There are two "Touchdown Jesus" items. The one at the library and Notre Dame and this one. I live just north of this place.

As one local engineer said "They places a 70 foot tall lightening rod, covered in flammable material, in the middle of a large pond and they are surprised it got struck? I am surprised it had not burnt down before."

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Lisa
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I saw this posted on Facebook with the caption:

Zeus: 1 Jesus: 0

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quote:
Originally posted by Lisa:
I saw this posted on Facebook with the caption:

Zeus: 1 Jesus: 0

It works better with Thor. One deity is nailed to a cross, the other deity is often seen with a hammer...so they probably already have a rivalry.
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We call him the $5 footlong Jesus.
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quote:
It was made of plastic foam and fiberglass over a steel frame...
So it was basically a 60' tall lightning rod made out of combustible material?

I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did.


ETA: msquared beat me to that comment.

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Tinros
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msquared, are you in Dayton proper, or are you around Dayton? I live in the area, so I'm curious, but if you don't want to answer, that's fine. I'm at school most of the time, so I'm mostly over in Athens, but I grew up in Centerville and Springboro.
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I live in Centerville and work in Springboro. I think we might have met once way back when Trilogy Tuesday happened. I think. I grew up in Centerville.

Did you graduate from C'ville? What year? My son just graduated.

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quote:
Originally posted by Tinros:
Personally, I think they'd put on a much better display of Christ's love if they gave that to the homeless and hungry, particularly in this economy, but hey, what do I know?

Heh. Clearly not much.
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Tinros
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I graduated from S'boro, in 2006. I don't think I've ever met you... the only person from hatrack I remember meeting (other than OSC) doesn't post here anymore, and hasn't posted in a few years.
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King of Men
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At last I can post my poetry about this great event!

Touchdown Jesus was an idol
Touchdown Jesus is no more
It is grave to be an idol
When Jehovah takes the floor.


There once was a statue of Jesus
Whose tackiness always displeased us.
Now Christian tears
Are prompted by fears
Some might say that their god is malicious!


Ozone clears the air.
Spring-born lightning splits the sky:
Touchdown Jesus was.

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Ron Lambert
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Lisa, was that Zeus, or B.C.'s Great Zot, who scored with the lightning bolt?

Jesus saves, so He can reboot without losing any data!

I always thought that making statues meant to depict divinity, or any heavenly beings, is a violation of the 3rd Commandment (the one Roman Catholics skip over in their catechisms). What are Protestants (Evangelicals) doing even building a Jesus statue?

Seriously, you would think that after raising $250,000 to build the statue, the builders would have invested a few dollars more to install a lightning rod.

[ June 22, 2010, 02:31 PM: Message edited by: Ron Lambert ]

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PSI Teleport
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You know, KoM, I think you could have posted that during your religion debate sabbatical. It doesn't seem much like religious discussion, but I can see why you'd want to be careful with your money on the line.

That said, I rather like the idea of God destroying such an unflattering likeness of Jesus.

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Rhyming "malicious" with "displeased us" is just unforgivable.

Anyway, I like the haiku the best.

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King of Men
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It's a limerick, bad rhymes are part of the form. Besides, it's surprisingly hard to come up with rhymes for 'Jesus'.
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Suspicious? Delicious? Nutritious?
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King of Men
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Look just as bad as malicious to me.
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PSI Teleport
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What about "displeased us?" Cheesed us? Teased us?

Bereaved us?

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Feeds us?
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King of Men
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Well hey, feel free to write your own poems! I promise not to bring any copyright lawsuits.
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quote:
Originally posted by King of Men:
Look just as bad as malicious to me.

I meant to rhyme with "Jesus" and malicious. "Displeased us" is the one that is out of place.
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Only if you have a really strange accent.
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"Shus" instead of "sus" bothers me less than "dus" instead of "sus".
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King of Men
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Hmm. So the steel frame, which survived the fire and leads to the statue's new cognomen of "Robot Skeleton Jesus", apparently acted as a lightning rod. I wonder if there's a lawsuit in that? Because clearly, the lightning-rod manufacturer ought to have labeled his product "Not for internal use". [Big Grin]
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