Man sues church after crucifix crushes leg

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28 Responses to “Man sues church after crucifix crushes leg”

  1. nixiebunny says:

    What can one say to that? God was looking out for him. No, wait, God had it in for him. 

  2. Jelly Bean Raider says:

    This WAS god’s will!!

  3. kuang says:

    Do church insurance policies cover “Acts of God”?

  4. As the cross fell, Jimenez became the first man to say “Jesus Christ!” with simultaneously literal and figurative connotation.

  5. Navin_Johnson says:

    Christ, what an accident!

  6. Funk Daddy says:

    Next time remember to tithe or JC will come back on you again!

  7. Sekino says:

    Interesting that when his wife survived cancer, he attributed it to god and that cross. But when the cross crushes his leg, he doesn’t have a single thought about his god being displeased and sues the church. How convenient.

    It’s just like all the religious people who claim that hurricanes, earthquakes and a plethora of natural phenomena are because of teh gays and yet totally ignore the most blatant messages: http://cdn.zmescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Grand-Prismatic-Spring2.jpeg

    • DrMedicine says:

      Is it though? He prayed to his god and cleaned the church’s physical symbol of that. If a church were to collapse on parishoners, would we laugh at the irony and chalk it up to “that must be god’s will too!” or do we agree that the church has responsibility for the safety of its physical properties? I mean, this isn’t snake-handling.

      • johnkeippel says:

        Perhaps the church should have just as much responsibility as Mr. Jimenez attributed to the doctors, nurses, researchers, etc. that worked to save his wife’s life.

      • Sekino says:

        Never said it’s okay for churches to have shoddy building practices. I’m talking about this man’s state of mind. It shows how easily people pick and choose what is involvement from god and what isn’t and it is always worrisome to see how they don’t question themselves about it whatsoever even in a situation that extreme.

      • Navin_Johnson says:

         If a church were to collapse on parishoners, would we laugh at the irony and chalk it up to “that must be god’s will too!”

        That’s pretty much what God allowed to happen to Job’s house and his children. If you believe that The Bible is the word of God that is. If this was a test, then Jimenez failed big time…

    • ldobe says:

      I forgot how awesomely psychedelic the Berkley Pit looks.

      I’d bet it’d look really cool scuba diving. Until all my skin melts off.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      I knew a woman who talked incessantly about how we create our own reality. Until God gave her cancer.

  8. Jeff says:

    Christ: what an asshole.

  9. giantasterisk says:

    Common sense and religion just never seem to go together.

  10. oldtaku says:

    Can’t he just pray that leg back on?

  11. Sigmund_Jung says:

    Maybe it is time for churches to keep the amateurs from cleaning — and restoring — their artwork?

  12. Ipo says:

     Wait.  Is it victim blaming when I point out that the church gave permission to clean the Jeezus, not to hang from his cross.
    Bring a stepladder, klutz.
    And take a hint.  You just got a crucifixion and stoning in one.

  13. sburns54 says:

    He should have stuck a vinegar- soaked rag on the end of a spear and swabbed Jebus with that. Worked for the centurion.

    • John Maple says:

      Actually, a sponge on a stick would have been the best choice and it is simple too. Jesus may have cured the sick and raised the dead but it is far more difficult to cure foolishness.

    • Bastiaan van der Peet says:

      I wouldn’t use vinegar to clean marble.

      • sburns54 says:

         I guess that there aren’t too many christians familiar with the bible here… that was a reference to the passage in the book of John, about the centurion offering a rag soaked in vinegar to Jesus when he was on the cross and thirsty. A little too obscure, I guess…my 12 years of catholic schooling are hard to shake.

        • John Maple says:

           I got that reference but substitute a long stick with a sponge for the spear and it is still the simplest and safest way to go.

  14. vintermann says:

    Reminds me of this card in “Friedemann Friese’s Funny Friends” (note the censored version for the American market, by the way!)

    http://boardgamegeek.com/image/135403/funny-friends?size=original

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