Here’s ‘proof’ that God really exists

Here’s ‘proof’ that God really exists

After devastating tornadoes recently ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, a high school teen shared ‘an inspiring image’ that brought hope to the community in the aftermath.

According to The Gospel Herald Life,  Chase Rhodes took a photo of a fragmented telephone pole dangling amongst the wires that formed “a perfect image of a cross”. Rhodes shares the picture on his Twitter account with the simple caption:

Just found this after the tornado. God is with us.

The image was shared thousands of times on social media and Rhodes’ story was told by most of the major news networks to describe the scene and his photo.

After the storms subsided in Moore, another shot was taken across town of “an inspirational cloud formation” that “seemed to resemble God’s folded hands”.

Said The Gospel Herald Life reporter Shawn Schuster:

These types of images after devastating events are often reminders from our Lord that he is still with us, even through tragedy. The iconic cross left in the wreckage of New York City’s twin towers after 9/11 is another example, following a long line of reminders dating back to Noah and the rainbow after the flood.

It’s certainly uplifting that these types of signs from God can touch so many hearts, and we wish the best for those affected by Wednesday’s storms.

Further proof that the Almighty has a penchant for sending divine messages in quirky ways was provided on the Iranian Atheist/Agnostic Movement’s Facebook Page: Jesus’s face in a splatter of birdshit:


Hat tip: Robert Stovold (Facebook pic)

20 responses to “Here’s ‘proof’ that God really exists”

  1. Broga says:

    OK, I know I’m stating the obvious but to some it doesn’t seem obvious. A broken telephone pole in an area surrounded by destruction is the sign of a benign God. So who carries the can for the destruction?

  2. AgentCormac says:

    Yup – most telephone poles are indeed constructed using two pieces of wood which have been set at right-angles to each other. This being a design feature that has nothing whatsoever to do with ancient Roman execution techniques and has in fact got everything to do with the most efficient method of carrying telephone lines into modern communities. What’s left of this particularly ruined telephone pole retains much of said construction – a fact that should perhaps come as no surprise to most sane people – while any symbolism which religiots derive from it should surely prompt them to ask the question: why did your loving, caring god allow a tornado to go blasting through your town?

    Sorry, I realise I’m not saying anything at all new or original here, but the idiocy of the superstitious community – you know, those individuals who choose a lifestyle which rejects all the evidence around them – never ceases to amaze me. The world is indeed full of bloody idiots, and sadly a good deal of them live in one of the most powerful nations in the world.There is a US election on the horizon – I fear for the worst.

  3. sailor1031 says:

    So Moore OK gets hammered again; but this time the perpetrator of the evil deed left a clue. Now they know who sends these tornadoes. OTOH maybe a smart chicken would just move away from tornado alley……

  4. Ivan says:

    OT but I’ve just finished watching the first part of “Sex and the Church” on BBC2.

    It really is well worth watching – entertainingly informative of how Christianity gradually took over sex and marriage from the flimsiest beginnings and mischievously presented by Rev. Prof. Diarmaird MaCulloch who wears his religion lightly and who refused his ordination in protest at the CoE’s attitude towards homosexuality.

    Parts two and three are at 21.00 on the next two Fridays and if you missed part one, it’s now on the iPlayer here:

    Enjoy some cracking one-liners.

  5. L.Long says:

    Well I would have thought that the tornado was a good enough sign as gawd causes all things and gawd thought your town should be destroyed because …Ya Know There are gays getting married somewhere and my aim is awful!!!!!

  6. gedediah says:

    Dumbasses. Can’t think of anything else to say.

  7. Vanity Unfair says:

    When the debris from the World Trade Center [it’s US American: that’s how it’s spelled] was being cleared guess what was found.
    Considering that there were hundreds of storeys of latticed steel I’m surprised there were not lots more. However, it is only in the more sensational detective fiction that the perpetrator leaves clues to his identity to taunt the detectives.

  8. Robster says:

    Did the usual dangling deity (that is the Jesus) get flung off the “cross” before it ended up strung off the power lines? Without the usually attached dead messiah, this really could be just an expected piece of debris.

  9. Marky Mark says:

    (Jesus’s face in a splatter of birdshit:)

    …LOL, thanks for the great laugh.

    Yes…this is a perfect example of how the religious mind works; Gaud creates and controls the weather. Gaud knows all things present and future…so he knew the storm he created would hit the town…again! But the christians like to forget this part. Gaud leaves a sign…and i would agree with the other commenters as evidence who threw the storm at them…a fingerprint. They would not see it this way as they forgot the second part of the logical equation.
    So they would have to think of a reason for the sign from gaud to them, and why he let this destruction happen to them… hummm?? what could it be this time??

  10. Marky Mark says:

    also…there are many cross designs in all building construction because of the design strength, so logically some will survive destruction. This design is why people were hung from crosses in the first place…simple to build as well.

  11. JohnMWhite says:

    Proof that when god closes a door he leaves the gas on. Or something.

  12. barriejohn says:

    There are obviously dozens (hundreds?) of these crosses lining the side of the road, all erected by engineers and quite clearly visible to a naked man. How come this one is “a sign from God”?

  13. If their god really exist, those images would not mean that god is with them, it would mean that he actually was there to shatter their dreams and hopes, and that afterwards he “signed” his handywork. It’s like a big “fuck you guys!” right there.

  14. Brian Jordan says:

    Jesus in birdshit? He must have been a very foxy gentleman, then.

  15. David Cowland says:

    If I said they were half-wits, I would be half right.

  16. dennis says:

    I got nothing!

  17. Trevor Blake says:

    The Gospel Herald notes 24 people died two years ago in a tornado at the same place. Was God there? Then God is a monster. Was God not there? Then God is useless.

  18. Peterat says:

    Are the people driving underneath the pole on a pilgrimage to view the holy site or are they just suicidal?
    What could possibly happen when the wires finally snap?? Nothing, it was a miracle!

  19. frixer says:

    Okay I’ll play. Let’s pretend god is real, and this is a sign… What is it a sign of? Certainly not, “I saw you through this disaster I created”. If it is a sign of the cross, it’d be more like, ” I killed my own kid, what makes you think I won’t kill you too…NOW WORSHIP ME!”, or “Yeah, I saw that, I couldn’t stop your livelihoods from being destroyed, but take this scrap wood symbol of my indifference as a consolation”. It’s pathetic, the claims they have to make to sedate themselves.