As if the mere existence of a giant styrofoam Jesus (aka big butter Jesus) wasn't bizarre enough, its being struck by lightning and bursting into flames in Joan of Arc fashion and subsequent reduction to a metal skeleton that would scare even Arnold Schwarzenegger's terminator is surely a contender for most bizarre and hilarious event of the year.
One could argue that the sculpture is an early example of the emerging church - given that the statue is only the upper torso and head of Jesus, and appears to be emerging from the lake.
Divine retribution? Punishment for bad taste? What would John Piper and Pat Robertson say?
And they say they're going to rebuild it...