The official word is that it was a lightning strike during a thunderstorm on Monday night that did it, but the faithful may not buy that. A six-story statue of Jesus Christ just north of Cincinnati, affectionately known as "Touchdown Jesus" for its stance, burned to the ground. Church officials say they'll rebuild, maybe even on a grander scale. AP, Time
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