Thursday, March 23, 2006

Ah! Finally something nuttier than just pareidolia

It's a simulacrum that's said to cause miraculous healings.

[The Triumph Learning and Worship Center for Life in Alabama] was flooded by Hurricane Katrina; causing some drywall in the building to buckle into an image that church members believe is an image of Jesus on the cross.

The church hung a picture frame up around the mark. People line up every day to touch it, and several people claim they've been healed.

"Many have been healed," said Pastor Ella Roberts. "One young man that belonged here was scheduled to go on dialysis. "The next week, he laid his hand there on the wall on the image, went to the doctor and they said they can't see where, why, how."

Church members say miracles occur when you touch the wall. "From touching that, my eyesight began to clear up completely," said Benita Bogan.

Got bad news for these deluded ones. That's no male on their wall. That's obviously a woman. How could they have missed those breasts! Some virgin they're acquainted with perhaps?

(via Pharyngula)

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