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    Default World's largest statue of Jesus aka "Big Butter Jesus" struck by lightning

    The (God awful) world's largest statue of Jesus, a roadside phenomenon located just north of Cinci and nicknamed "Big Butter Jesus" or alternatively "Touch down Jesus" was struck by lightning just after midnight and has burned to the ground. Biblical!

    This was the very same statue immortalized by Heywood banks in the song "Big Butter Jesus"



    Comedian Banks reacts in song to demise of ‘Big Butter Jesus"


    By Eric Robinette, Staff Writer
    2:04 PM Tuesday, June 15, 2010
    MONROE — The statue that some call “Big Butter Jesus” has burned “in a giant grease fire.”

    That’s the way comedian Heywood Banks responded today June 15, to the news that the Solid Rock Church landmark off Interstate 75 had been destroyed in a fire late Monday night.

    Now, just as the creation of the statue inspired Banks to write the novelty tune “Big Butter Jesus,” its destruction has prompted him today to write a new verse and chorus for the song.

    The new verse: “One night Big Butter got struck by lightning/And it burned to the framewire in a giant grease fire. Some blamed it on Satan, and boy, that would be frightening/But I thought it was Jesus’ father who was in charge of lightning,” Banks wrote.

    The original chorus of “Big Butter Jesus” had a series of butter puns. The new chorus has a series of fiery puns. The new chorus: “Big fireball Jesus, flaming shot Jesus, charbroiled Jesus, Opa! Jesus, extra crispy Jesus, bananas foster Jesus, I’m put out it’s not Jesus, Charcoal-y O Lord.”

    Asked if he had heard about the fire, the Michigan-based performer sarcastically asked, “Is there any excitement going on down there?”

    Indeed, Banks has been deluged with news about the fire.

    “I’ve had 150 emails, 30 text messages and I’ve been on the phone all morning,” he said.

    Taking note of the many reactions to the fire, Banks said. “I’m glad no one was hurt. I’m evidently not the only one who didn’t like the statue.”

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    She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.

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    Wow! I made a point of pointing out BBJ to the kids (while playing the song!) as we drove by it a few years ago. What the heck was that thing made out of that it would burn like that?

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    thing looks creepy without the foam 'n stuff:

    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...-by-act-of-God

    I'm wondering if voivod is in charge of naming their web documents!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    The (God awful) world's largest statue of Jesus...
    I believe that title is held by the Cristo de la Concordia in Bolivia, and should it someday fall, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio is right there to pick up the slack...

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    They say if your bad you'll get struck by lightning .What do they do in that church??

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Wow! I made a point of pointing out BBJ to the kids (while playing the song!) as we drove by it a few years ago. What the heck was that thing made out of that it would burn like that?
    Probably Dri-vit. The same stuff used for faux architectural columns & stuff.
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    Here you go. This monstrosity was built out of styrofoam and fiberglass.


    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/...ld-763039.html

    They want to rebuild that thing. If they are going to fork out big $$$ to build this thing, at least get a real artist and do it right. Or better yet, put the money to something useful...like missionary work or Cincy Children's Hospital (they do good work there). ugh.
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    my favorite new nickname for the statue is "Opa! Jesus"

    that makes me laugh every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    my favorite new nickname for the statue is "Opa! Jesus"

    that makes me laugh every time
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    I wonder how the crispies will put a spin on this to be a sign of something or another. We have mother mary and jesus in just about everything imaginable from potatoes to toast to potato chips to dog turds to whatever and make it a sign of something to come. I wonder what a statue of jesus burning means....
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    the new arena being built in Orlando got hit by lightning in the past couple of days, too, but it did not burn to the ground. Just a small fire, quickly extinguished. God's probably mad that the Magic choked out of the playoffs giving us yet another Lakers-Celtics (or Celtics-Lakers, depending on how you're deposed) finals. Shouldn't have traded that Superglu guy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Executionor View Post
    I wonder how the crispies will put a spin on this to be a sign of something or another. We have mother mary and jesus in just about everything imaginable from potatoes to toast to potato chips to dog turds to whatever and make it a sign of something to come. I wonder what a statue of jesus burning means....
    It means it was built out of flammable material and got struck by friggn' lightning.
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