Okay... my annoyance over the past few days has been extremely high... so feel free to tune me out. Okay... so what have I as an atheist been subjected to for the past 3 or 4 days.... the news has demonstrated their blantant preference for christianity again, and their obsession  over not very newsworthy items once again. As some of you may already know... I live in the middle west... which has been rocked by severe thunderstorms for the past 2 or three weeks. Before "the jesus statue incident," the news was covering a truly newsworthy item... the gulf oil catastrophe. But... suddenly... the evening news went into a local "tragedy" [which for me was actually really funny... the first day they covered it]. A church down near Kings Island had been annoying me for years with their very tacky giant "touch-down Jesus" [as my mother would call it] statue. The statue was taller than the church itself... around 60 ft [18.29 m]. It looked like this...

 

 

Annoying, tacky, and overly dramatic right?

 

 

Well get this... apparently in one of the huge thunderstorms the annoying statue [which was made almost entirely of highly flammable materials such as styrophome] was hit by lightning and... burned to the ground... this is what it looked like after the strike...

 

 

Of course my reaction was to start laughing my head off [to the hostile stares of my family]... I couldn't help it! It was too funny!

 

And.... of course... every Christian in Ohio missed the IRONY that God had apparently "smote" a statue of his son with a lightning bolt and burned it to the ground! LMAO!

 

Of course... some christians chalked it up to God... I chalked it up to lightning's tendancy to strike tall objects and the flammable materials igniting in the extreme heat of the lightning bolt [which can reach the same temperature as the surface of the sun]...

 

but the christians said 1. God was angry that we spent several hundred thousand dollars on a statue instead of helping the poor... 2. Gid was angry that we erected a graven image... 3. God didn't do it... it just happened. [if God didn't do it, and he exists... who the hell did?]

 

Of course.... I thought it was fine that they covered it the first day...

 

But I got a bit annoyed when it was covered the next day and the day after that... and the oil spill was pushed to the back in a tiny 15 - 30 second set of pictures and a couple of lame sentences! WTF?!!!

 

 

Then... even more annoying... it made world news fast and Christians from all over the planet were offering to provide the church with funds to rebuild this ridiculous Jesus idol.

 

 

 

God! [just a figure of speech] You thought that if anything would make christians doubt God... it would be this... apparently not. Grrrrr.... >(

Tags: Jesus, burns, christian, down, dumb, huge, idiocy, news, ohio, statue, More…stupid, stupidity

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I was actually going to post about this. I agree with everything you said, fuckin christians will cop out whether they say it's an act of god or what not. They'll remain stubborn as always, "oh a sign, the antichrist is coming the statue got struck." The thing I love most is the odds of the statue collapsing in the first place.
thanks. ^_^ Sorry I beat you to the punch. lol I actually live 15 minutes away from that fucking christian idol. Yeah... annoying.... glad it's gone. Maybe they can erect a 60 foot ZOMBIE JESUS statue now. lol just kidding.... it would look like this....

I love irony.Even cruel irony.
Look at it as a feel-good story for the atheist news-watchers rather than the media's preference for Christianity.
Wish I could have attempted to kick a field goal through that motherufucker before it burned down (rightfully so)
I have to laugh at a religious folks because every time something bad happens to them it's just a test or the will of god, but every time something bad happens to anyone else, its punishment.
I think god was aiming for the Hustler bookstore that is close to the church and missed, and if god's aim is that bad, how infallible can he actually be? (please read with the humor and sarcasm that was intended)
hustlinnnn
God can miss? O_O Wait... then he's not omniscient!!! FUCK YEAH!!! IN YOUR FACE FISHIES!! LMAO!
Hmmmm let's build a 60 foot structure out of highly combustable material....and make the "skeleton" out of steel. What the hell did they think was going to happen? It's basically 2 damn lighning rods sticking 3 stories above anything else in the area. At least ground the damn thing. I though that the media coverage was outstanding. It showed that these people actually think they are somehow immune from natural processes because it is a statue of their lord and savior.
"1. God was angry that we spent several hundred thousand dollars on a statue instead of helping the poor... 2. Gid was angry that we erected a graven image"

these ARE things that hypocrite Christians do all the time though. lol
EXACTLY!! And what's even funnier is that even though the 10 commandments [which Christians have a favorite pasttime of placing tactlessly in front of courthouses] specifically forbids the creating of any "graven images" of himself [or pretty much anything else]
#4 "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth"

Despite this... I find myself internally laughing because every picture or statue of Jesus... and every crusafix, is in direct violation of this prohibition... in fact it is an idol of jesus. lol


What a bunch of loons... they don't even understand their own holy book. lmao

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