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Jesus et al miracles

Postby Nostradamus » 12 Mar 2010, 13:48

From http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/kfkfeyaumhau/rss2/

Hundreds flock to see Paris ‘miracle’

Esat’s wife Sevim, also a fervent believer, said she was praying before the icon when "I noticed that she was crying. I said to myself’ this is not normal’."


A woman came in mid-February and explained that she was unable to have a child. She took a bit of oil with a handkerchief and placed it on her belly. Two days ago she called me and said that she could now have child," said Sevim.

Over the centuries there have been hundreds of incidents of statues said to have wept blood, oil or water.

But the only one ever approved as a miracle by the Pope was Our Lady of Akita in Japan, in 1973, with all the others ruled out as hoaxes.


This appears to rule out the Jesus face in a bowl of spaghetti was a miracle.
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby Craig Browning » 12 Mar 2010, 21:33

The first thing that's always bothered me with this stuff is what it seems to be a Catholic exclusive? And why, if I take a dump and it happens to fall in a shape that looks like JC or any one of the various Saints, every fanatic in the area that have a High School or less education and (typically) comes out of a 3rd world culture of influence (mostly Hispanic in my experience) wants to be a witness to that miracle?

I know that might sound offensive to some, but GIVE ME A BREAK! These people see "God" (that invisible, can't be defined, omnipresent IS) everywhere in one form or another and in some of the oddest places... toasts, bagels, water-stains on glass and brick, tree bark patterns, etc. But then they tend to see the devil (who is NEVER described in the bible) all over the place as well.

Now maybe I'm being short sighted and cruel, but I believe there is medication for folks that have this kind of hallucination :roll:
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby NinjaPuppy » 12 Mar 2010, 22:03

Excellent points Craig. Since all that exists are artist images and interpretations of Jesus Christ, it would be pretty hard to confirm any likeness.
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby Nostradamus » 12 Mar 2010, 22:06

Great post Craig. I have to agree with you there.

I've never been in the area of one of these sightings. I want to ask a believer why an all powerful god needs to reveal themselves in a dent on a rusted out car. That doesn't give me much confidence in the all powerful claim.

I remember as a kid reading the Amityville Horror novel. I'm thinking here comes that super evil think that is so powerful it can rattle a chair. That's really evil. I remember something about a wooden carving biting someone. That's bad. The rest of it was pretty meek stuff like a stinky toilet and some flies. That's what I'd do if I were super evil I'd sick my flies on someone. Forget the huge snakes, dogs, lions, and other fanged creatures go with the toothless beast with the open circulatory system.
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby Craig Browning » 13 Mar 2010, 09:06

About two years ago there was a big deal in Springfield, Mass. about a window in the local Catholic Hospital (of course) in which the Virgin was supposedly visible... every freakn' Puerto Rican withing 200 miles if would seem, stood vigil in the parking lot and made the area such a bottle neck that officials were forced to remove the window, crate it up and send it to some University for study... the primary assumption being that it was simple the pattern made by water stains over the years.

I honestly don't get it. But what really irks me is when the Statute of the Goddess that was found in India some years ago, the one that drank milk offerings, everyone rushed to call it both, a hoax (because non-christians/catholics can't know real miracles) and thus, it had to be Satan manifesting his power on earth in order to sway people from the "truth" (another great fable).
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby Nostradamus » 13 Mar 2010, 09:36

Great examples Craig. How did I miss such excellent examples of seeing nothing. No wonder the Emperor's New Clothes was written hundreds of years ago.
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby Nostradamus » 17 Mar 2010, 10:27

http://www.clickondetroit.com/slideshow/family/19502757/detail.html
Check out the link to see lots of photos including the Virgin Mary in a pancake.
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby Nostradamus » 17 Mar 2010, 10:29

From http://www.newkerala.com/news/fullnews-70855.html

Shillong, Mar 15 : The Shillong bench of Gauhati High Court today rejected bail plea of Indra Mohan Jha, whose publishing house had printed a blasphemous image of ''Jesus Christ holding a beer can and a cigarette'' in a school textbook.
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby Nostradamus » 17 Mar 2010, 10:32

From http://uticadailynews.com/daily_buzz/11931-Jesus-found-frying-pan.html

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You betcha - it's Jesus in the frying pan
Toby Elles, 22, of Salford, England, said he was making a bedtime snack after having some beers with housemates and fell asleep on the couch while waiting for his bacon to cook


He said the "gift from God" image clearly depicts the eyes, nose and trademark long hair and beard of Jesus.

"I'm not going to scrub it clean though, just in case I get struck by lightning
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby NinjaPuppy » 17 Mar 2010, 10:34

How odd. Jesus decides to use bacon as a medium. I find that rather strange since he was Jewish.
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby ProfWag » 17 Mar 2010, 19:20

NinjaPuppy wrote:How odd. Jesus decides to use bacon as a medium. I find that rather strange since he was Jewish.

LMAO!!!!!
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby NinjaPuppy » 17 Mar 2010, 20:08

I do tend to have a skewed perception of most things. But think about it for a minute.............. BACON?
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby Craig Browning » 17 Mar 2010, 23:08

NinjaPuppy wrote:I do tend to have a skewed perception of most things. But think about it for a minute.............. BACON?


It was Turkey Bacon... :roll: or was it that soy bacon stuff you can get from Amway?

Either way, it wasn't pork... or was it :o

He was considered to be the first "Christian" and the priests of his day said that he taught things that went outside tradition... the "law"

But that would mean that he was an abomination in the eyes of his father (what kid don't go through that phase?) After all, the old testament clearly states that it is unforgivable to touch the hide/flesh of a dead pig... eating shell fish is in there too...set between them is that part about a man laying with another man :roll: Oi Vey, those ancient Jews had it rough, adhering to such a narrow minded "God" :lol:
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby Nostradamus » 17 Mar 2010, 23:09

Not only bacon, but the act of a drunk guy!
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Re: Jesus et al miracles

Postby Nostradamus » 17 Mar 2010, 23:13

From http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100317/ap_on_re_eu/eu_vatican_shrine

So it looks like the Vatican is taking a look at the reported sightings of the Virgin Mary in Medjugorje. Over 30 million people have gone there. Could 30 million people all be wrong. Yup.

The local church has cast doubt on the claims, in part because one of the visionaries says the apparitions have continued monthly for over a quarter century.
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