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  •  Well they have lightning rods now, I am talking (1+ / 0-)
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    about in the 1700s.  Apparently by shortly after 1800 the churches (both Catholic and Protestant) finally backed down and realized that lightning rods weren't acting against God.

    A typical case was that of the tower of St. Mark's in Italy. In spite of the angel at its
    summit and the bells consecrated to ward off the devils and witches in the air, and
    the holy relics in the church below, and the processions in the adjacent square, the
    tower was frequently injured and even ruined by lightning. It was not until 1766,
    fourteen years after Franklin's discovery, that a lightning rod was placed upon it, and
    the tower has never been struck since.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 10:51:01 PM PST

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    •  Yes, I understood you were talking about the past (1+ / 0-)
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      I was sorta trying to demonstrate how the Catholic god, as well as his infallible appointed mouth, are very adept at changing their minds, but only when forced to do so.  Thus, after a few damaged spires and accompanying fires, it became okay to install rods to protect the assets.

      The wisdom of my forebears ... Two wise people will never agree. Man begins in dust and ends in dust — meanwhile it's good to drink some vodka. A man studies until he's seventy and dies a fool. Some of my best friends are Catholics, really.

      by Not A Bot on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 07:45:00 AM PST

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