Quotes / Bolt of Divine Retribution

He shrouded himself in darkness, veiling his approach with dense rain clouds.
A great brightness shone before him, and bolts of lightning blazed forth.
— From David's song of praise, 2 Samuel

There was no reason to pray. This was already an act of the gods.

(Throw me down) It's been raining
(Throw me down) And now I will pay
(Throw me down) Woe is come to me
(Throw me down) I am the lightning rod
(Throw me down) I am waiting
(Throw me down) On a mountaintop
(Throw me down) Oh, above me
(Throw me down) He will strike me
The Offspring, "Lightning Rod"

"HEY! Hey, what is this, some kind of sick prank?! I get the greatest thing ever, just to have it taken away?! Why did you do this to me, God? Next time you're gonna get my hopes up, could you please take me to a Grease Monkey, 'cause I like to get lubed up before I get FUCKED!!! HUH?! Some lube would be nice, or at least a courtesy lick, God! How about a little courtesy lick NEXT TIME YOU DECIDE TO FUCK ME—" [hit by lightning]
Eric Cartman, South Park

Max: Please leave. This phone call may involve language you don't need to hear.
Dvorak: Can I stay? If one of the gods you blaspheme invokes lightning, it's important that we know which one.