>My goodness: the I-75 Jesus statue struck down from above


The statue before the fire

The real Jesus can conquer all, but the famous Jesus statue on I-75 in Monroe … not quite as infallible.

A lighting strike late Monday night caused the statue to catch fire, and it was quickly destroyed. Here’s some friendly advice to the Solid Rock Church: next time you construct a statue of the Son of God, don’t use a lot of styrofoamIt burns fast.

It would be easy to dismiss this as a freak lightning strike, but could it mean something more? To a lot of people the statue was a punchline – the so-called touchdown Jesus … big butter Jesus … and many other names, not to mention all the idiots who did this.

Can we get some input from JP?

  1. #1 by Anonymous on June 15, 2010 - 6:53 am

    >the second commandment says it all.'You shall not make for yourself a carved image–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.'

  2. #2 by Fact Bear on June 15, 2010 - 10:23 am

    >Obviously they are worshipping the wrong deity or he doesn't exist.

  3. #3 by Mike the Mechanic on June 15, 2010 - 11:11 am

    >The statue was a perfect addition to the structure behind it. The site is a low-lying plain, and the "Solid Rock Church" is built totally upon fill material, making an obviously accurate metaphor.

  4. #4 by Anonymous on June 15, 2010 - 11:11 am

    >you can bet his ass got burn't. oh, my god

  5. #5 by Anonymous on June 15, 2010 - 11:20 am

    >Wikepedia has the full story of it's destruction.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Kings_(statue)

  6. #6 by Kurt on June 15, 2010 - 1:19 pm

    >He'll rise again in 3 days.Also, you can second guess the use of styrofoam, but how long did it stand before this was an issue?Long live the freakishly large and slightly scary image of Christ.

  7. #7 by yes I am a Jesus freak ! on June 15, 2010 - 1:38 pm

    >My family and I always enjoyed it as a landmark on trips. It was always the "touchdown Jesus". But the important thing to remember is it is just a man made object that can be destroyed and lost. The true love of Jesus will always be with you. Even those who mock.

  8. #8 by Freak 2 on June 15, 2010 - 2:37 pm

    >Amen! 9:38 Well said. Thank You>

  9. #9 by JM on June 15, 2010 - 3:17 pm

    >Reminds me of the golden calf. This morning the pastor said they would have it rebuilt. He's asking for it.

  10. #10 by Anonymous on June 15, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    >They will replace it with a golden calf.

  11. #11 by Anonymous on June 15, 2010 - 5:33 pm

    >The faithful of this church have seemingly exempted themselves from the 2nd of the Ten Commandments. Are they a part of the movement to have them displayed at government buildings?

  12. #12 by Patrick on June 15, 2010 - 7:10 pm


  13. #13 by Anonymous on June 16, 2010 - 1:48 am

    >Do you realize what you could do to help people with $700,000! Any church that uses God's money for something as dumb as that shouldn't be dumb enough to build it again….though they will

  14. #14 by Jeff on June 17, 2010 - 11:35 am

    >I believe in Jesus…but not in the form of a $700,000 statue along I-75.

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