One of our local churches in one of the attached but semi-independent bedroom communities of Joplin got hit by lightning early this morning, and was a near-total loss as a large percentage of it burned to the ground.
And this after having been eaten by a large tornado* in '03.
One begins to wonder if that particular church has done something specific to make God angry enough at them to withdraw his protection...
*That tornado was one of the biggest in area history before the one hit Joplin in May 2011.
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