Previous thread long and off-topic – this seems as good a place as any to pick up the conversation on a new thread.
"Looks like chunkdz talks a big religious game, but when it comes to protecting his house, he puts his faith where it belongs – in science. After all, the Bible tells us that God directs lightning, but it never mentions that you can protect your house (or your church) from it with an iron rod. Guess God didn't want folks to know about that, so he could zap 'em and burn their house down. No wonder so many people learned over time to ditch the Bible and grab the textbook when it comes to important things like keeping your house from getting burned down. Doh
No wonder the percentage of people who call themselves Christian is dropping so quickly in the U.S. (it's already happened elsewhere of course)… The rest of 'em are getting killed by lightning."
Don't you love the way bigots portray believers as idiots? Of course, the bigot fails to realize that the lightning rod was independently discovered by a christian and a Jesuit priest.