I spent some time last night trying, and ultimately failing, to find humor in the fact that the famed “Touchdown Jesus” statue in Ohio got struck by lightning and burned down. That’s just the sort of comic irony that I like, I’m sorry to say. I got a few search engine hits during the day for the statue, linked back to one entry in my old “Unidentified Earth” series, but I didn’t learn of Touchdown Jesus’s electrified fate until late in the day. And yes, I laughed when I learned.
But the question today is not whether or not it was funny. The question is this. Here is Touchdown Jesus:
Does that look like Jesus, or one of the Greek Gods, like Zeus?
(BTW, if that was Touchdown Jesus, then clearly the “Christ of the Ozarks” statue should be renamed “Unsportsmanlike Conduct Jesus”:
“Fifteen yards, and an eternity of punishment!”)