Pope resigns, God strikes St. Peter's Basilica with lightning

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31 Responses to “Pope resigns, God strikes St. Peter's Basilica with lightning”

  1. euansmith says:

    Surely you must have seen the Spielberg “War of the Worlds”? That is the new Pope beaming in from God’s Orbital Oppression Fortress.

  2. Roose_Bolton says:

    We’ll be able to beat this one with microbe-laced holy water.

    (gahhhh…meant as a reply to euansmith)

  3. spacemunky says:

    “Missed me by that much….”

  4. Damien Bailey says:

    UNLIMITED POWER!!!!!!!

  5. Phlip says:

    “God, if you agree with this plan, please give me no sign whatsoever” ~~Homer Simpson

  6. Cactaur says:

    Nothing to see here folks, they’re just reanimating the next one.

  7. annoyingmouse says:

    So a single bolt of lightning… wow…. all powerful… or, in actual fact, less powerful than…

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Tesla_colorado_adjusted.jpg

    Nikola laughs at your puniness

  8. chaopoiesis says:

    white smoke 2.0

  9. PlutoniumX says:

    What does God need with a Starship?!

  10. planettom says:

    Coincidence.   It’s a Highlander quickening!

  11. Dwen Dooley says:

    Quickest Exit Interview Ever

  12. oldtaku says:

    Frau Blucher!

  13. soylent_plaid says:

    Pope: I plan on retiring in the next few weeks, in preparation for an eventual succession by Easter…
    God: GTFO already!

  14. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    God needs a new targeting system.

  15. gracchus says:

    Can’t say I’m shocked by this …

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BOQI-LAEzM

  16. MarcVader says:

    Y’all know that a bolt of lightning flows from the earth towards the sky, I suppose? Ok, think about that…

  17. StaneStane says:

    This photo tells us something very important about Vatican. They have absolute faith in god, yet they have found it prudent to install a lightning rod with grounding.

    • That_Anonymous_Coward says:

      Faith in an all powerful being is easier to have behind bulletproof glass.

    • James Penrose says:

      Lightning rods were considered blasphemous when they first started being sold.

      It was also predicted they would not work since you can’t interfere with the “will of god” ™ (Except apparently when using birth control, amazing that latex can stop a deity.)

      “For his part, Franklin was amused by the reaction. Why, he wryly asked, was it acceptable to build a roof to keep out the rain but blasphemy to place a rod upon the roof to keep out the lightning?”

      http://travel.nytimes.com/2005/11/18/opinion/18liell.html?_r=0

  18. Antinous / Moderator says:

    I was horrified that even news outlets like the BBC reported this with pie-faced sincerity.

    • MarcVader says:

      Something something irrestistible force and immovable object. Maybe. Definitely irresistible to the media. Also BBC probably read it here. ;)

  19. Keith Moore says:

    Balmer throws chairs, God throws lightning bolts.

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