So lightning really did strike twice after the pope quit
Was it a sign that God is angry with the Supreme Pontiff formerly known as "Ratzi the Nazi"? Or was he (or she? ze?) just electrified by all the breaking-news coverage of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation?
In any case, media reports liked many times on Facebook indicate that lightning struck the dome of St. Peter's Basilica two times. This just hours after Joseph Ratzinger announced he would become the first pope to not die in office in about 600 years.
Jesse Ferrell over at AccuWeather wondered if the photographic evidence of one of the thunder bolts from heaven was a fake. Upon inspection and presumably deep thought, the lightning photographer blogged that he believes the widely circulated picture by Filippo Monteforte is for reals.
In his post, Ferrell didn't come to any conclusions, however, regarding the question of whether God is a Catholic—or if he exists at all. We all know The God Delusion author Richard Dawkins's answer to that one.
I feel sorry for the Pope and all old Catholic priests. Imagine having a wasted life to look back on and no sex.— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) February 11, 2013