Religious statue damaged by lightning

It seems a little ironic that a statue in Golden Colorado, recently damaged by a bolt of lightning, may not be covered by the church’s insurance due to it being considered an ‘act of God’. The fact, however, that it hit and destroyed a holy symbol and doesn’t appear to unnerve any of the nuns there seems pretty weird to me. Bleeding statues and you have a miracle; a lightning bolt severs the hand of a beloved symbol, and everyone keeps mysteriously silent on the issue. Are they a bit scared they might have done something wrong to anger their god?

Personally, I’ve always found that phrase ‘act of God’ to be the magical words that keeps the insurance companies in business. I mean, isn’t God supposed to be the divine hand behind everything? Doesn’t he work in mysterious ways? Who are they to refuse to pay simply because they have a theological interpretation of a natural disaster?

In any case, I’m sure this won’t be talked about as a great work of miracle prowess. Just seems like what you would expect to happen if lightning bolts obeyed the laws of physics rather than the command of some andro-centric deity, unless of course, those nuns were up to some evil shenanigans.

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    Isaac

    How ironic.

    I think it’s very ironic, hypocritical, and shows a huge lack of faith, that tall churches have lightning rods of them. What are they so worried about? Surely god’s hand is controlling every bolt of lightning, and he wouldn’t want to hit his house, would he?

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