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#1 MuseZack

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Posted 05 July 2003 - 08:52 AM

Just read the story: http://news.bbc.co.u...cas/3044178.stm
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#2 Bad Wolf

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Posted 05 July 2003 - 08:57 AM

:eek:
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#3 Jid

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Posted 05 July 2003 - 08:58 AM

Wow :o

Was his sermon *that* bad? ;)
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Posted 05 July 2003 - 09:02 AM

There's already a thread about it on the beach:

http://www.exisle.ne...t=ST&f=3&t=5373

Unless the lightning struck twice, of course ;)
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Posted 05 July 2003 - 09:07 AM

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Posted 05 July 2003 - 09:27 AM

I have to admit that I was tempted just to post, "No, He told me it was just an accident.  :wacko:"

The hugely ironic part to me is:

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[The preacher] just kept asking God what else he needed to say.

Yet another reminder that I should keep my sermons short.  :o  The odd part is when they evacuated because of fire.  Not that it doesn't happen, but whenever lightning used to hit our farm (and yeah, it would stun us for a couple minutes,) we'd go out to make sure nothing else was burning.

If they really had a vane or lightning rod, the preacher didn't get shocked by the bolt, but by step energy from the bolt.  (It makes a BIG difference whether you live or die, as I remember from my days at DeepFry and as a utility service rent-a-cop.)

Even if coincidence, it's still scary enough to remember why we call those things, "acts of God," no?
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Posted 05 July 2003 - 01:46 PM

I'm strangely amused that it took them 20 minutes afterward to realize the building was on fire.  :suspect:  :wacko:
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Posted 06 July 2003 - 04:43 AM

Heh. I saw that one too.  :cool:

To a native Briton, though, this seems immediately reminiscent of the York Minster / David Jenkins / lightning bolt event of a few years ago. Here's a link

Recognising the Hand of Judgement

(it's a devout Christian site, but they have the facts essentially correct).

So maybe God does look after his own.  :wacko:
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#9 Orpheus

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 10:26 PM

They should have guessed when they saw Satan sneaking up on the church. I mean, okay,  he was hiding behind the clouds,  but c'mon, giant white-hot horns of flame? It wasn't a unicorn!

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Posted 06 July 2003 - 11:52 PM

^

Great pic :D
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#11 Belbo

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 03:49 AM

Ilphi, on Jul 6 2003, 01:48 PM, said:

Great pic :D
Agreed - that was hilarious !!  :lol:

Kinda reminds me that I need to get my own eclipse photos from the annular one up in Scotland last month scanned, since I was one of the few in the UK who actually managed to see it  ......

#12 Shaun

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 06:37 AM

That's shocking!
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Posted 07 July 2003 - 09:36 AM

Well, he did ask for a sign, personally I think Yield, would've be enough. :lol:  :lol:
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#14 Lord of the Sword

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Posted 07 July 2003 - 03:06 PM

ROFLMAO...Oh this is just priceless....

I wonder if he will ever ask GOD for a sign again...

ROFLMAO :lol:
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Posted 07 July 2003 - 04:59 PM

I love this story! Also, the "demon horns" pic posted by Orpheus. :lol: Maybe the sign he got was a STOP sign? ;)
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#16 Orpheus

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Posted 08 July 2003 - 07:55 AM

You think THAT was shocking, Shaun?

Having your church struck by lightning during a sermon is nothing!
Try having lightning strike your tongue stud while you're on vacation.

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#17 ElJay

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Posted 08 July 2003 - 08:08 AM

Was this perhaps God's way of telling him to pipe down? :p
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Posted 08 July 2003 - 08:27 AM

Good thing they weren't at the river doing baptism. ;)

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Posted 08 July 2003 - 08:29 AM

Orpheus, on Jul 7 2003, 04:51 PM, said:

You think THAT was shocking, Shaun?

Having your church struck by lightning during a sermon is nothing!
Try having lightning strike your tongue stud while you're on vacation.
!!! Well!  Now I KNOW I'll never get a tongue stud... LOL!

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Posted 08 July 2003 - 08:35 AM

As a follow-up (in the interests of accuracy)  to my last link about the woman who had her tongue stud struck by lightning, I should note that the same young lady is also pictured in another BBC story, where she is described as a "28-year-old woman who had to undergo emergency surgery to have a piercing removed" in an article entitled "Tongue piercing warning"

The weird thing is that the "warning" article was dated May 23, and shows her with a single tongue stud.  The lightning article was dated July 5, and shows her with two.

There has *got* to be a story there (aside from someone at the BBC hating tongue studs)

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