Monday night an obscene 62′ tall “Jesus” in front of an Ohio Mega-church was struck by lightening and burned up completely literally within minutes. Coming on the heels of the worst ecological and economic disaster in the history of the US, a totally man made one, if I were inclined to look for messages from above, this would be about as clear as it gets.
Now before I go on, let make this completely clear. I am a fan of the actual teachings attributed to Jesus whether or not he was an actual historic person. Not Paul, that mysogynotic asshole, not the insane acts attributed to Yahweh, the murderous psychotic “god” of the old testament who’s clear message over and over was humanity should be forever stupid and die…. Jesus.
Theologians have long known there had to be a root “gospel” that the eventual others was based on. It’s called the “Q” document and even has been reconstructed to some degree and available online. Reading it makes it clear that almost every church calling itself “christian” today stands in opposition to the actual teachings attributed to Jesus. Especially the christian Taliban also called the Evangelists or religious right (who couldn’t be more wrong). Most of my life I have had to put up with these self righteous bigots claiming every natural disaster was the fault of godless heathens such as myself, Amerika not being a theocracy, or not killing everyone not straight, white and the right kind of christian. Katrina was because New Orleans was too gay friendly, 911 was due to gays and lesbians and witches not being killed in the streets. The christian wrong is directly tied to alleged conservatism, the right wing fanatics that believe in uncontrolled and unbridled corporate greed and raping the planet is a good idea.
BP just killed the entire Gulf of Mexico. Whatever the spin you are hearing, it’s been killed. Criminally as it turns out. Now one of the most offensively obscene graven images imaginable was struck by lightening, the literal traditional christian indication of Divine displeasure in every joke about that I’d heard in an entire long life.
It burned in minutes….as in as total quick destruction as it gets. If you are into signs and portents it really doesn’t get much clearer. And by the way, many years ago a demographic study was done on tornadoes and extreme christian churches. Funny thing, Yahweh doesn’t seem to approve of them because there was a direct correlation between concentrations of right wing christians and destructive tornadoes.
The endtimes talk is already starting among the idiots….but if Yahweh was sending them a message on this, wouldn’t Mecca been wiped out instead of a six story high Jesus? If you buy their snake oil, it’s a piss poor choice. But then what do I know, my own birth condition made me a living inhuman abomination at birth in the eyes of the Catholic church, Papa Ratzinger just said so…twice.
Then again, maybe, just maybe, it is a sign that spreading hate, intolerance, war, greed, raping the planet for profit and oppressing the poor of the world isn’t cutting it especially when done in the name of someone who taught exactly the opposite.