A restaurant employee in New Orleans was startled to discover the word ‘God’ formed by the seeds of an eggplant that he had cut into.
Chef Jermarcus Brady couldn’t believe what he was seeing. “I saw a miraculous image formed by the seeds,” said Jermarcus Brady. “It spelled out the word God!” Chef Brady has many responsibilities, one being cutting, salting and sauteing eggplant.
Restauranteur Gino Marino was equally impressed by the statistical implausibility of a message-bearing aubergine.
“You could cut one million eggplants and you’d probably never see that again, it’s that rare,” said Marino. “God is within us and he has different ways of showing it in our lives, and this is just one way of showing it.”
It never seems to strike these people to ask why their god chooses to reveal himself in such trivial and useless ways instead of, say, growing out the limb of an amputee or revealing cures for cancer.
Whenever I read of one of these god sightings that so excite the faithful (in another case, a woman’s curls formed the word ‘god’), I am reminded of this classic sketch from That Mitchell and Webb Look.