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Thread: Lightning Strikes St. Peters Basilica After Pope Resigns

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    Re: Lightning Strikes St. Peters Basilica After Pope Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    BTW: I realize that tall buildings are often hit by lightning, but consider the timing.
    The basilica has a large metal fixture on top, which makes me wonder how many times this has happened in the past.
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    Re: Lightning Strikes St. Peters Basilica After Pope Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Lightening hit a power pole down the road from me a while back. Must have been a sign from God that he didn't like that pole, the power company, or the volunteer fire department. I mean, it had to have been, right?


    Maybe God's aim is bad, eh?



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    Re: Lightning Strikes St. Peters Basilica After Pope Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Seemed like too much of a coincidence to some people, so they put it in the news.

    I would have been move impressed if a heavenly choir of God's angels had picked the pope up and carried him off, but, hey, maybe that's just me.
    LOL - i was hoping for a sudden and full recovery but all we get is a lightening strike *sigh*
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    Re: Lightning Strikes St. Peters Basilica After Pope Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post


    That's really sad.

    Practicing your religion can be hazardous.

    Look at all of the people who have died all over this world from the beginning of time for religious reasons.

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    Re: Lightning Strikes St. Peters Basilica After Pope Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Maybe God's aim is bad, eh?



    "The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right." ~ Mark Twain
    I think mankind will forever be attempting to explain natural events that are beyond our understanding. Pigeons perch and poop on the dome of the Basilica, too.

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    Re: Lightning Strikes St. Peters Basilica After Pope Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I think mankind will forever be attempting to explain natural events that are beyond our understanding. Pigeons perch and poop on the dome of the Basilica, too.
    .... wait... we're trying to explain why lightning strikes on tall buildings with giant metal crosses on them?
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    Re: Lightning Strikes St. Peters Basilica After Pope Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I think mankind will forever be attempting to explain natural events that are beyond our understanding. Pigeons perch and poop on the dome of the Basilica, too.


    Maybe those pigeons are trying to send a message.

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    Re: Lightning Strikes St. Peters Basilica After Pope Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    .... wait... we're trying to explain why lightning strikes on tall buildings with giant metal crosses on them?


    No.

    We're trying to understand why lightning hit this particular builder at this particular time.

    Now do you get it?

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    Re: Lightning Strikes St. Peters Basilica After Pope Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    .... wait... we're trying to explain why lightning strikes on tall buildings with giant metal crosses on them?
    Yes. It's highly unusual, or so it seems when it happens to a revered religious site. One might think that this is a cause for celebration in that we can conclude that lightening is non-discriminating in it's discharging functions with respect to religion. Pigeons too.

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    Re: Lightning Strikes St. Peters Basilica After Pope Resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Maybe those pigeons are trying to send a message.
    If so, pigeons must have an awful lot to say, especially around large cities.

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