Striking message?

Somewhere around 280 B.C., the statue of Summanus at Capitol Hill in Rome was struck by lightning and its head thrown into the river Tiber. Romans interpreted it as a sign that the God desired a temple for Himself instead of just having an image on the pediment of Jupiter’s, so they built Him one and dedicated it on the 20th of June.

Last Monday night, a huge Jesus statue at Ohio, one where He comes out of a lake with His hands raised, was destroyed by fire after being struck by lightning, which makes me wonder how that will play out in the minds of the local Christian community: plain ignorance in the usage of construction materials or Jesus’ desire to be represented walking on water instead of being half sunk in it?

P.S.: The image is taken from Summanus’ profile at Godchecker which, though short, is worth a laughting read.

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