82: LOL # 2: “A bolt from the blue!”

More hilarious Christian stupidity collected for the Zingcreed website “thinking aloud about religion – a personal polemic by Peter Turner, M.A., M.Sc.”

Did you know the invention of the lightning rod was denounced by  clergy “as an impious attempt to defeat the will of God.” (i)

So anyone struck by lightning is  the deliberate target of almighty God? To avoid being hit, sinners had better not venture outside until the storm is over! I seem to remember York Minster being badly damaged by a lightning strike a few years ago – was this God’s handiwork too?

Is it defeating the will of God to wear glasses? Perhaps God intended some of us to be short-sighted and stumble over things. I could go on…..


(i) Bertrand Russell “An outline of intellectual rubbish: A hilarious catalogue of organized and individual stupidity” Haldeman-Julius Publications (1943)


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