Scientology guru L. Ron Hubbard reportedly believes the lightning strike that burned down a six-story statute of Jesus Christ in Monroe, Ohio was a God-sent signal that Jesus was not God's only-begotten son.
Hubbard, who died in 1986, channeled his views to one of the world's leading Scientologists, diminutive couch-jumping Hollywood actor Shirty Shorty, or Tom to his friends.
Reincarnation is one of Scientology's main tenets. "It's all in the Thetan," Tom reports Hubbard told him.
"The Thetan predicted that a huge foam and fiberglass image of a false Son of God would suffer a major meltdown in 2010. Ronnie, as I call Hubbard, also told me he would soon rise from the dead himself," the teeny thespian declared.
"I am ready to invest some of my millions in an elaborate statue of Hubbard to replace the one of Jesus in Ohio," Tom announced.