You hear about it all the time but the amazement never ceases. I refer to people seeing images of Jesus and Mary in peices of toast, cloud formations, pancakes and now, wait for it, a seat cushion! Yes, I kid you not. A fellow-blogger who got his information from an Australian newspaper has documented this latest frenzy.
Antoinette, an 82-year-old parishioner, said the face was a “divine phenomenon” as tears welled up her eyes.
“This church is a holy site,” added Lise-May, another worshipper.
“This is not a miracle, it’s a sign of God,” said parish priest Daniel Gavard.
My first thought was, Good grief, the atheists will have a field day with this! My second thought was, how do they even know what Jesus looked like? Or Mary? My final thought was, Somebody needs to call this what it is, desperate superstition.
Of course, the atheists will lump these poor, ignorant, desperate people (including, apparently, the priest, who ought to know better) in their catch-all category, “Religious,” and use them for target practice. Pity.