A local eyesore just a few stone's throws near my home along I-75 in Ohio is locally referred to as the 'butter Jesus', or my favorite, 'field goal Jesus.' It was roughly 65' tall.
The thing was called butter Jesus because it looked like a butter sculpture in person, although I rather thought it looked like a demented person slopped it together out of paper mache. The picture really doesn't do the ugliness justice.
Before and after:
Sadly, as one local talk show host pointed out, (Willie) The finger of God missed the Hustler store and the mosque by the highway. Damn.
The thing is ugly as sin, makes no sense proportionally (look at the cross v.s. the arms), and is inexplicably coming out of a large man-made pond in front of the Solid Rock Church.
(Don't get my husband started on those freaks. His crazy ex's parents are charter members there, so he has first-hand experience with being dragged into crazy land.)
Anyhow, we had a wicked thunderstorm last night, and a bolt of lightening struck field goal Jesus and having a metal frame wrapped in fiberglass... Let's just say he went up like a Roman candle.
I might feel bad, but as I said, the thing was ugly as sin, built by a bunch of weirdos, and really challenges the line of 'no graven images', IMO.
They say they're going to rebuild it. For $700,000... Like that money couldn't go to much better ministry purposes.
I'll just wait for the next lightening storm.