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Lightning strikes a church:

A member of the First Baptist Church said a guest evangelist was preaching repentance and seeking a sign from God when lightning struck the steeple.

Cheney said the lightning traveled through the microphone, blew out the sound system and enveloped the preacher, who wasn’t hurt.

Afterward, services resumed for about 20 minutes until the congregation realized the church was on fire. The building was evacuated.

Hmm. They went back to having services? I’d say they’re a little slow on the uptake. If’n I was asking for a sign, and then got struck with lightning, I’d figure God was unhappy with me. I’d run away with my tail between my legs. Something. I just know I’d stop whatever it was I had thought I was doing. He or she would not have to absolutely burn the building down on top of me before I’d be cluing up.

This sounds a little like the scenario in “My God Don’t Take No Crap.”

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  • Jim Carruthers

    Or the minister in “CaddyShack” who keeps on playing golf during a storm, and when he misses the last putt is struck by lightning.

    Either way, you just shouldn’t tempt Zeus.

  • Al Barger

    Or Allah or Gaia. Except this wasn’t in a movie.

  • Natalie

    Not the brightest candles on the altar, are they?

    Sad to hear what happened, though.

  • Al Barger

    Well, doesn’t sound like anyone was killed or even seriously hurt, so I won’t be too broke up over a little property damage.

  • Natalie

    While the well-being of humans is more important than that of property, many, if not most churches, and those they serve, can be negatively affected — sometimes severely — when unexpected expenses appear. Such a thing happening at my church, for instance, would likely mean a wipeout for us. Hence my sadness for their situation.