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Irish pareidolia

July 8, 2009


This just in from Ireland. Nearly 2,000 people want to prevent the removal of a tree stump (above) which they believe depicts an image of the Blessed Virgin. Words of wisdom from the local parish priest: “There’s nothing there . . . it’s just a tree . . . you can’t worship a tree.” Indeed.

  1. July 8, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Mary needs to find some more creative ways to show herself. Even Darwin has done better than this: http://www.sciencepunk.com/v5/gallery/treedarwin.jpg

  2. July 8, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Ya know, that actually does look alot like the blessed virgin…or a bowling pin.

    …on second thought, naw. Bowling pins don’t wear rosary.

  3. July 8, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    . . . you can’t worship a tree.

    Why not? I think most trees are more worthy of worship than most gods.

  4. J P Daly
    July 13, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Ah! It’s back to the Celtic roots of worshipping trees!

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