Zeus Attacks Jesus Statue
Solid Rock Church built a 62 foot high Jesus statue out of Styrofoam and fiberglass, and spent $250, 000 to construct and erect the statue. They called it the King of Kings statue but it became known as Touchdown Jesus.
The four thousand plus mega-church built the statue as a “sign of hope.” Homeless persons in the area were filled with hope… hope that there might be some money left over to feed and clothe them!
Of course there are things to be said theologically and ethically about an organization allocating those sort of resources to that sort of project, but perhaps more pressing at this point: who thought it would be a good idea to build a giant Jesus with two lighting rods pointed to the sky out of combustible materials?
Clearly the only logical conclusion at this point: Zeus is coming out of retirement. Obviously Zeus’ point is fairly clear with this attack; however, lightning strikes around the world need to be investigated to discern what his further message is! Remember: everything happens for a reason.
I just glanced at the picture again and I’m reminded of the scene in Forrest Gump when Lieutenant Dan rages against God and the sky during a storm. I mean, Jesus is looking at the sky asking for it!
Oh well, I guess Forrest summed up building a 62 foot combustible statue perfectly: stupid is as stupid does.
Solid Rock Church Jesus monument struck by lightning
MONROE — Charred remnants remained this morning, June 15, of the large Jesus statue iconic to Interstate 75 that was destroyed following an apparent lightning strike during a thunderstorm late Monday night.
Those at the scene this morning as the fog lifted around I-75 also described smoke damage to the Lawrence Bishop Music Theater located east of the statue. The theater also suffered fire damage, according to officials.
No firefighters were on scene this morning as the smell of smoke surrounded the area of the statue’s charred frame and the pond in front of it appeared murky, witnesses said.
No one was injured in the blaze and fire officials said they expect to have a damage estimate later this morning.
Read full story and see more pictures HERE
Here’s Jesus before he was healed. How good of a drummer would this Jesus be?
And here’s Jesus burning to the ground:
And finally, here’s Jesus after the makeover not inspiring quite as much hope!
Video: “Jesus is on fire. It’s amazing…”
HT: Phil’s Treehouse
Update: Best quote I have seen so far
Here’s the odd thing: they’re promising to rebuild it. You would think that it’s a rather unambiguous sign when your giant idol is smitten by a bolt of lightning from heaven, erupts into an all-consuming conflagration, and burns to the ground that maybe Jehovah is a little bit fed up. Yet the Solid Rock Church plans to offend God again.
I guess they don’t really believe.