A bolt struck a 62-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ on Monday outside a church in Monroe, Ohio, and the statue erupted in flames. All that remains is a charred steel skeleton, its spindly arms stretched toward heaven, a gesture that once earned it the nickname "Touchdown Jesus."
But perhaps God was simply avoiding a terrible tragedy?
Darlene Bishop, co-pastor of Solid Rock Church, says she's simply relieved that the lightning hit Jesus and not the home for at-risk women next door.
Which rather begs the question as to why He bothered sending the bolt out of the blue at all.
The article sadly resorts to the unproven, faith-based explanation promoted by the Church of Science that tall objects are likely to get hit by lightning. Clearly this is not a reasonable explanation. If it really were true, how can it be that no statue of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has ever been hit by lightning?
Actually, EoR suspects that the Flying Spaghetti Monster was actually aiming at Russia. In stark contrast to the unproven 'theory' of evolution, there is abundant evidence of His Noodly Goodness in the wonderful miracle that is creation. How else to explain the worldwide existence of pasta?