Many ancient civilizations saw the natural world as a magical place created and maintained by the gods, and neither the sun nor moon would rise if those celestial beings weren't happy with us humans.
We've come a long way from those fearful and superstitious days, but sometimes nature presents us with a spectacle that makes us feel like we've angered the gods in some way.
People who saw this amazing cloud formation in the sky over the Island of Madeira in Portugal dubbed it the "Hand Of God", probably because "God Fist" simply doesn't have the same ring to it.
The "Hand Of God" was photographed by weather blogger Rogerio Pacheco, and his pics probably made some folks start praying for forgiveness because it looks like GOD IS PUNCHING THE EARTH!
-Via Daily Mail