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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:35 PM
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Jesus actor struck by lightning - twice
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3209223.stm

Actor Jim Caviezel has been struck by lightning while playing Jesus in Mel Gibson's controversial film The Passion Of Christ.

The lightning bolt hit Caviezel and the film's assistant director Jan Michelini while they were filming in a remote location a few hours from Rome.

It was the second time Michelini had been hit by lightning during the shoot.


Maybe he should take the hint.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:36 PM
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1. Twice!?
When I went to bed last night he had only been hit once....
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:39 PM
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5. didn't all past actors who played Christ in big films die in wierd ways?
i remember reading it somewhere...damn it, where's my friggin ginko?
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Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:52 PM
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10. Nooo!
Remember "Last Temptation of Christ"? Last I heard, Willem Dafoe was alive and well.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:37 PM
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2. ROFLMAO!
Poor guy, I know I shouldn't laugh but I just can't help it! hahahahahahaha
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Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:38 PM
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3. I think he's great
Edited on Fri Oct-24-03 01:39 PM by Scairp
Glad he's okay. Remember folks, the man is an actor who took a job, nothing more.
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Cat Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:39 PM
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4. Well, in all fairness-
Edited on Fri Oct-24-03 01:40 PM by Cat Atomic
If the location was anything like the one portrayed in the paintings of the crucifixion (on a hill, rainstorm), I'd expect that cross to be struck by lightning repeatedly. Especially if it were surrounded with filming equipment.

The article doesn't mention if it happened during the crucifixion scene, though- so maybe god's just getting annoyed by all the lame-ass bible thumping.
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Character Assassin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:45 PM
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7. What lame-ass bible thumping?
The link doesn't work, so what are you referring to?
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Cat Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:49 PM
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8. In general. There's alot of Bible thumping about these days.
Edited on Fri Oct-24-03 01:51 PM by Cat Atomic
What link are you referring to? The original post's link to the article works fine for me.
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ShaneGR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:44 PM
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6. A SIGN FROM GOD
Seriously, what are the odds of being hit TWICE?
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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:55 PM
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12. Struck twice and unhurt... what is God trying to say here?
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:55 PM
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13. The odds are
one in 125,000 of being struck and injured by lightning. Being killed is 1 in 500k. Note that the 1 in 125k is only for being hit and injured ONCE! Anyone who paid attention in probability please compute the actual odds of this guy being struck twice for me!
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TheUnknownPoster Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 02:11 PM
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15. This is off-topic, but...
Is that really a picture of the Japanese Parliament "debating" the Iraq war? I don't remember hearing about anything like that.
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Orangeone Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 11:44 PM
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16. I don't think so

I've seen videos of brawls taking place in Taiwan's Parliment. I never heard of Japan's Parliment getting physical like that.
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:51 PM
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9. ROFLMAO!
That is just priceless!!!

And the best part is that it is true!!!

Maybe SOMEONE is trying to tell SOMEONE SOMETHING :nudge, nudge, wink, wink:
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Outvoicer Donating Member (667 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:54 PM
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11. odd reality .... or fake publicity stunt?
The location would definately be one that would almost guarantee a lightning stike or two, particularly with film equipment in tow.

But there is another possibility...

Maybe it didn't happen and it's just another publicity stunt for the movie.

The lead actor was struck by lightning and had smoke coming out of his ears, but he's fine?

hmmm.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-03 01:57 PM
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14. wow, what stage props!
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