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Why would God destroy a statue of His Son?

Asked by bolwerk (10312points) June 15th, 2010

Using lightning, YHWH destroyed a huge statue of His Son in Ohio. Why would a caring father do such a thing? Is it because He hates graven images? More information available from The Washington Post.

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anartist's avatar

Maybe he is a very tough critic.

Blackberry's avatar

You’re joking…..right? And how do you know your god is a ‘he’?

tinyfaery's avatar

He obviously didn’t like that church.

laureth's avatar

Perhaps because the extremely tall statue was built with a steel framework surrounded by plastic that burns.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

The facts I understand is that a lightening strike destroyed a statue intended to depict the historical figure know as Jesus.

By the way, Jesus was most likely a brown skinned man with curly hair, not a pale skinned man with long straight hair. The Euro-American image of Jesus as a pale white skinned man makes no sense.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Because destroying shit is fun

Jeruba's avatar

If we take a lesson from religious interpretations of other acts of destruction, we have to say it’s probably because in his infinite wisdom he intends to build a better one in its place.

kevbo's avatar

Because they called it big butter Jesus, and it wasn’t made out of butter.

chyna's avatar

Maybe it was a statue of a false god?

Shegrin's avatar

Electricity is attracted to metal (framework). Metal framework was taller than most other objects around it.

SmashTheState's avatar

Because Yahweh is an evil prick.

“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all of fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”Richard Dawkins

CMaz's avatar

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, ...

- Exodus 20:1–10

Basically that statue was of no concern to God. It’s only concern is what you see it as.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

The statute was known by local residents as “Touchdown Jesus”. It was destroyed by a force that hates football!

CMaz's avatar

And, Touchdown Jesus is at Notre Dame.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

“Why would God destroy a statue of His Son?”

Because they got it all wrong. That statue looks like J is wading through water (or even getting pulled down by a shark). Everyone knows that J walks on top of the water.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I’ve driven by this thing many, many times and if I were the big JC I would have destroyed it well before my dad would have had a chance.

lillycoyote's avatar

Wow! Talk about irony, irony on a cosmic scale. LOL!

fundevogel's avatar

Thor did it. It was just the most recent of a long line of Judeo-Christian insults to his divinity. Shit is goin’ down between Thor and YHWH. Place your bets.

Merriment's avatar

To test out his new, handy- dandy Smiter?

dpworkin's avatar

Who is this upstart YHWH? I’m betting it was אֱלִיל

Your_Majesty's avatar

That was an accident. The same like why ‘God’ destroy our telephone pole by sending His lightning on it. Don’t blame God for this. Blame the nature.

lillycoyote's avatar

Perhaps God is angry because instead of actually following the teachings of Jesus, instead of actually leading the lives Jesus called his followers to lead, people are putting their time, money and efforts into erecting useless 6 story statues of Jesus.

DominicX's avatar

Because Zeus is in charge of lightning, not God.

tranquilsea's avatar

@lillycoyote You beat me to it! I call it extremely ironic!

lillycoyote's avatar

@tranquilsea Yeah, don’t you just love it when the universe cracks a really good joke?

tranquilsea's avatar

@lillycoyote yes, yes I do. There are not many things that make me laugh out loud, but that headline did.

Ron_C's avatar

I didn’t think that people still believed in lightening gods. It is both funny and sad to think that people feel compelled to build giant crosses or statues of a blond haired blue eyed Christ then have them blown away by lightening, tornados, or earthquakes.

You have to admit that it’s pretty funny. It’s like god saying “get that crap out of my face”!

lillycoyote's avatar

@fundevogel and @Draconess25 Yes, it’s about time the Norse Gods got the respect they deserve.

Ron_C's avatar

Good old Thor, a throughly pissed off god. At least you knew where you stood with him and he never asked anyone to kill their children.

AstroChuck's avatar

Because he’s been a very naughty boy.

Cruiser's avatar

@Blackberry Last I checked his God is an “US”!

Seek's avatar

@kevbo – I can’t believe it’s not Butter!

kevbo's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr, blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed it was butter.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Jesus would kick Thor’s white ass Nordic Buttocks. Remember Jesus’ got a hammer too (being a carpenter and all). And WTF, if Thor did throw in a lucky punch, JayJay would get right back up again. Sure it might take three days, but what’s three days to an eternal Gawd brawl?

Jesse would just reach into his basket of never ending fish and keep pelting Thor in the face with Thick Lip Grey Mullets over and over and over again.

lillycoyote's avatar

@RealEyesRealizeRealLies Jesus had a mullet? I thought it was said that he had hair like lamb’s wool?

ZEPHYRA's avatar

He was angry at the fact that His Son gave mankind such a chance!

AstroChuck's avatar

What I find hilarious is that the statue was insured but the insurance company won’t cover the damage because they call it an “act of God”.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I’m too late, all of the good jokes have been taken. But I am on the brink of tears from laughing at the replies.

AstroChuck's avatar

Btw, I’m not joking.

Jeruba's avatar

Link, @AC? I’d hate to forward this story without that punch line.

AstroChuck's avatar

I’ll see if I can find one. I heard it on my local public radio station this afternoon. I think it may have been BBC World News.

AstroChuck's avatar

Not exactly the same but this is pretty close. Doesn’t specify that it was actually insured though.

anartist's avatar

@dpworkin Him? he was melted butter long ago.

MissAusten's avatar

I think God heard the statue cost $250,000.00 and, after thinking of all the ways that money could have been used to help people and wiped out the statue in a fit of anger. Either that, or He got sick of seeing people pull over on the highway to high-five His Son. (scroll down)

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

No doubt! A lot of good could have been done with that cash.

Blackberry's avatar

What do insurance companies do when peoples homes are damaged from hurricanes? Do they still pay up even though that is a natural disaster too? I agree the statue is a waste of time and money but I’m wondering about houses and cars and stuff.

Silhouette's avatar

To remind his uppity son who the real wizard is “Behold the man behind the curtain”

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