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    Cyburbian WSU MUP Student's avatar
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    Guess the Church #2

    This definitely doesn't have the classic architecture of the house of prayer posted up by The Bear, but it may be a bit more Iconic (pun intended).

    I do not know much about this facility other than that it is rather eye catching. I will say that it is outside a medium-sized Midwestern city and quite visible from a major interstate.

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    I know we had seen this picture before.

    Wonder who orginally posted it ?
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    Don't know the name but I am pretty sure it is off of I-75 in Ohio. Bear?

    Solid Rock Church? Middleton?
    Last edited by DetroitPlanner; 24 Mar 2010 at 8:48 AM.
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    Detroit Planner basically got it - Monroe's Solid Rock Church off the interstate north of Cincinnati. That's a hard one to forget...
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    Ding Ding!

    Solid Rock it is.

    The first time I drove past it, I had to wonder why they wanted a gigantic drowning Jesus out front, but, to each his own.
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    There's a hymn called the The Solid Rock that has the refrain, "On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand". I would guess that both the name of the church and the inspiration for the sculpture came from there.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    I know we had seen this picture before.

    Wonder who orginally posted it ?
    http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showt...ch+monroe+ohio

    Shoulda known it was Dan back in 2004.
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    ^^ That old thread is hilarious. I haven't driven through in a while, but I remember that intersection. The Roadside America site mentions the lifesize fiberglass stallions, too.

    Here's a Streetview, with some road construction and big trucks partially obscuring the view.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,133.48,,0,5.9

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    The statue is no more! Sort of freaky if you ask me. I need to find a picture in the daylight. Lightning Razes 62-Foot Jesus Statue
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    The statue is no more! Sort of freaky if you ask me. I need to find a picture in the daylight. Lightning Razes 62-Foot Jesus Statue
    I see I'm not the only one who was listening to 89x this morning!
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    The statue is no more! Sort of freaky if you ask me. I need to find a picture in the daylight. Lightning Razes 62-Foot Jesus Statue
    Just check out the previous links. I think I added a Streetview. (edit: yes I did.)

    http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_...troyed-by-fire

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    Now it looks like this.

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    I just heard him referred to as "Touchdown Jesus" which I thought was pretty funny and saddens me that I didn't think of that first.
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    $250,000 went up in smoke. I can think of much better things that a church can do with $250K.
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    That is the famous Big Butter Jesus (if you listen to Bob & Tom) in my neck of the woods. It was pretty much just a joke (especially since the church pastor has a history...) for most people, but I guess the church people there liked it.

    It is just down the road from the anatomically correct horse at Traders World.

    It did make for a great "H" for a group of three people... one to the left with their hands in the "O" shape, one just to the right with the "I", and another just to their right with another "O". Just think about it
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    I just heard him referred to as "Touchdown Jesus" which I thought was pretty funny and saddens me that I didn't think of that first.
    Strange, I always thought he was at Notre Dame.
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    Well, you put a steel frame up that high, compared with its surroundings, it'll get hit. It looks to me like an engineering 'fail' - they forgot something that most church spires include - the lightning rods and connected grounding lines (c'mon, that's BEN FRANKLIN tech!).



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    So the news is the church is scrambling to rebuild as quickly as possible. I was taught in years of Southern Baptist upbringing that God has a plan and that he has a message in everything that happens. As an evangelical church, I'm guessing they believe that. If so, lightning striking and burning a statue of Jesus that you built seems like a pretty strong message. Just saying...

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    'Touchdown Jesus' gawkers to be ticketed
    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...to-be-ticketed

    The citation would be for “improper stopping on an interstate” and the fine varies, but is normally about $140.
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    Sleepwalkin' Jesus






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    Are we sure that Jesus did not accidently touch one of those overhead powerlines?
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    Apparently, the church didn't understand the meaning of a large and gaudy Jesus statute being struck by lightning and burned to the ground.
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    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Zombie Jesus is so much more understated. I applaud their restraint.
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    There is a tumblr account about what he is carrying... I will try to find it...
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    Quote Originally posted by Brocktoon View post
    Are we sure that Jesus did not accidently touch one of those overhead powerlines?
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