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Lightning strikes Vatican after Pope Benedict resigns, What does that mean?

  1. livewirez profile image74
    livewirezposted 5 years ago

    Lightning strikes Vatican after Pope Benedict resigns, What does that mean?

    A lightning strikes St Peter's dome at the Vatican an Hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will resign as leader of the Catholic Church. What do you think is the meaning of that lightning?


  2. TheDatingMom profile image81
    TheDatingMomposted 5 years ago

    I think that's crazy coincidence.  I think if God was going to send a message, it would have come in the form of a volcano or an earthquake!

    1. TerryK81 profile image60
      TerryK81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      God sends messages that we as a nation are seeing right now: crime, murder, hate etc. If we all would keep the seventh day holy and keep His commands, earth would fare better.

    2. livewirez profile image74
      livewirezposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well God maybe has no intention also of killing those people residing on that place.

    3. TerryK81 profile image60
      TerryK81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Never said that He did, because He doesn't. He Himself gave the 6th commandment.

  3. MickS profile image72
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    It means nothing other than that is the place the lightning struck at that time.

  4. Escobana profile image73
    Escobanaposted 5 years ago

    It means bad weather is coming in terms of thunder and rain.

    Normally you count the seconds in between the lightening and the thunder, to estimate how far away the bad weather really is.

    If it means anything else but a change in weather, the future will tell I'm sure:-)

  5. JimTxMiller profile image79
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    It means there was an electrical storm in the area.

  6. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Wow. I think coincidence. But, what a beautiful picture to capture it.

    1. viveresperando profile image73
      viveresperandoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Giggles, I believe a cookie is sometimes just a cookie and what a beautiful cookie it can be if we just allow ourselves to look at it for what is is. wink

  7. Efficient Admin profile image94
    Efficient Adminposted 5 years ago

    I will probably have the least popular answer here but I believe, since God controls lightening, it's very possible He did send a message with the lightening, however I am not sure what that message is at this time. But something is going down.

    1. TerryK81 profile image60
      TerryK81posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very well could or could not be true; the papacy is predicted in the bible in Daniel 7:25 and Revelation 17 and 18. The pope said that he believed according to his conscience.. whatever that entails.

  8. scottcgruber profile image82
    scottcgruberposted 5 years ago

    I believe it was more than just a coincidence. Powerful forces were at work here.

    Primarily physics.

    The top of the dome at St. Peter's Basilica is 452 feet high and capped with a lightning rod. It is designed to be struck by lightning, and like most tall structures it is struck by lightning many times per year.

    It just so happened that this storm rolled in when a lot of photographers were covering the Vatican after the Pope's resignation. So there were probably dozens if not hundreds of cameras aimed at the dome that night. It's almost inevitable that one of them captured this image.

    1. CrescentSkies profile image87
      CrescentSkiesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Let's shorten it to "God is angry with the building" and see how many people will worship you as the next messiah by tomorrow :3

  9. TerryK81 profile image60
    TerryK81posted 5 years ago

    In the bible, lightning and/or thunder emits from and around the Throne of God. These symbolically represent "Judgement; God's Voice". The pope claims he prayed with a sincere conscience and felt he had to resign. Could be he refused to head a "religiously hypocritical" organization due to all of the child sex scandals, muslims and islams offended by him, and etc etc etc. The "son of perdition" and "the harlot" biblically and historically point to the papacy; Daniel 7:25 predicts the papacy, as it is the ONLY religious organization to ever "rewrite" and "change" the Word of God. Read Revelation chapters 17 and 18. Revelation 13:18 is NOT the devil's number. The number 666 is the totalled numerical sum of the popes title on his mitre: vicarius felei dei, "vicar of god". I=1 u/v=5 c=100 d=500 L=50. The vatican teaches nonscriptural contexts and doctrines

  10. phillippeengel profile image79
    phillippeengelposted 5 years ago

    That is definitely not an omen. It is just coincidence. A natural event at work does not mean that people have to be affected.

  11. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    It is a connection between heaven and earth.

    The balance of Yin & Yang.