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Dec 24 2009

Welcome home; have some religious pareidolia

I’m back home for the holidays – home being Northwest Indiana, which is effectively part of Chicago. This area is way more liberal than West Lafayette, so it’s always a bit of a relief…but that doesn’t mean it’s completely void of religious wackiness. For example, here are two short articles in our local newspaper, both titled “Christmas miracles?”:

JUDY FIDKOWSKI | THE TIMES Jason Amaya, 19, of Lake Station, holds a Cheeto that, to him, resembles Our Lady of Guadalupe, a celebrated Catholic image of the Virgin Mary.


JEFF BURTON | THE TIMES Last month, Renee Sperka noticed a unique spot on the wood paneling in the basement of her Hammond home. She and many of her friends believe it resembles the image of Jesus Christ.

Come on, wood paneling and a cheeto? Those have totally already been done before. You think the lord would be able to come up with more creative ways to reveal himself.

Christmas miracles? …I think the answer to that is “No.”

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    Mike Brownstein

    I'm still waiting for someone to find Jesus in something we don't want to see…

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    Mike Brownstein

    I’m still waiting for someone to find Jesus in something we don’t want to see…

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    BathTub

    Mike, you mean like Jesus on a dogs butt?

    http://getbehindjesus.net/jesuspics/angusassjesus.gif

  4. 4
    BathTub

    Mike, you mean like Jesus on a dogs butt?http://getbehindjesus.net/jesu

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    Rev. Ouabache

    That's not even good pareidolia. The wood paneling doesn't even look like a face. People are really stretching for miracles this year.

    Mike: There is always the Virgin Mary condom that someone found earlier this year.

    http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/08/09/virgin-mary-makes-an-ironic-appearance/

    (Obviously not safe for work, but you shouldn't be working on Xmas Eve anyways)

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    Rev. Ouabache

    That’s not even good pareidolia. The wood paneling doesn’t even look like a face. People are really stretching for miracles this year. Mike: There is always the Virgin Mary condom that someone found earlier this year.http://friendlyatheist.com/200…(Obviously not safe for work, but you shouldn’t be working on Xmas Eve anyways)

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    Mike Brownstein

    I've seen that, but I'm thinking much worse…

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    Mike Brownstein

    I’ve seen that, but I’m thinking much worse…

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    PortermausSteak

    The second looks more like Jesus Philbin.

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