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    • Act of nature -- Votes: 26
    • Act of God -- Votes: 8
~*Julie Blue Eyes*~ 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6071 posts
13th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Asher's mommy [Expecting :</b>" Maybe he was intimidated into resigning. "</blockquote>



It's as good a guess as any. I really hope to know "the scoop" but I highly doubt we ever will. It's all guesses until someone spills the beans about it and even then, lots of lying goes on.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8535 posts
13th Feb '13

Well if God was THAT mad, the whole place would be a pile of dust right now. Or Benedict would have been vaporized or sucked down into a hole in the earth or something. But no damage was done because the lightning hit, like, a lightning rod or something, right? And the whole purpose of lightning rods is so that the lightning will strike that and avoid damage to the structure, right?



So, I'm gonna go with "moderately freaky but definitely not all that uncommon act of nature."

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19989 posts
13th Feb '13

My MIL and half of my FB are freaking out over this. They're swearing up and down that the Rapture will happen soon and this is a sign of its coming. I can't tell you how tired I am of seeing "Repent now before it's too late!" posts on my newsfeed. :?



I think it was just a coincidence. Like someone else said, that thing gets struck by lightning pretty often.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Minion:" My MIL and half of my FB are freaking out over this. They're swearing up and down that the Rapture will ... [snip!] ... my newsfeed. :? I think it was just a coincidence. Like someone else said, that thing gets struck by lightning pretty often."


I think it's odd that it happened hours after he stepped down.. the first one to do so since the 1400's. I don't know. I'm skeptical about most everything and it is neat to ponder!

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19989 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting bbbt:" I think it's odd that it happened hours after he stepped down.. the first one to do so since the 1400's. I don't know. I'm skeptical about most everything and it is neat to ponder! "


I might think it was noteworthy if it was in the middle of a bright sunny day with no cloud in the sky when lightning struck, but it was durning a storm.



And I respect the pope for stepping down. If he felt like he couldn't do the job properly, then he was very wise to leave the position.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Minion:" I might think it was noteworthy if it was in the middle of a bright sunny day with no cloud in the ... [snip!] ... the pope for stepping down. If he felt like he couldn't do the job properly, then he was very wise to leave the position."


I have to wonder if that was the true reason he stepped down.

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19989 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting bbbt:" I have to wonder if that was the true reason he stepped down. "


It may not be. The Vatican and the Catholic church is all kinds of shady.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
13th Feb '13
Quoting Minion:" It may not be. The Vatican and the Catholic church is all kinds of shady."


100% truth.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8535 posts
13th Feb '13

I saw the state house in my old hometown get struck by lightning several years ago, and it burned out a big chunk of the building.



It was pretty cool, but as far as I know there had been no major religious upheaval going down in there that day.