Archive for January 22, 2009

WOW! January has been a busy month for God Sightings. I suppose Jesus and his mama was jealous from all the headlines this other messiah was getting, so they had to show up spooking people in small towns and trailer parks across the country.

tiles-of-godMeet Antonia Baker of Las Vegas, Nevada.

[A] West Valley woman says she has had the likeness of Jesus in every one of her kitchen tiles for eight years. Antonia Baker saw the image in the floor of her Lakes home for the first time three years ago during the Christmas season while she was recovering from surgery for an eye injury. Doctors said she had to keep her head down to allow her retina to heal. She wasn’t allowed to read or use the computer, so she had to stare at the floor for three weeks.

I suppose when you have to do that, either vertigo sets in or massive hallucinations. Of course, the sanctity of her floor touched her soul, and then she tried to touch her pocketbook by selling some of the tiles and grout on eBay. Keep it classy, woman.

My question is if she is making a PB&J and drops some bread on the floor, and then her dog swoops in to gobble up the scraps… does that bread become the Eucharist, and Fido just took communion? IJS.

Oh, and a hilarious, and highly ironic, side note: the reporter’s surname is “Pope”

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Oh, so THAT'S how they do it?!

Oh, so THAT'S how they do it?!

At least if there were, this tool from Ohio – Robert Eric McFadden – wouldn’t be in jail, stinking up the joint and accused of being a deplorable hypocrite.

Robert Eric McFadden is accused of trading information about online escorts and prostitutes who worked the streets, including a 17-year-old girl. Police say he also helped organize a $10-a-ticket raffle that offered an evening with a prostitute.

Okay, so he’s an entrepreneur. You been unemployed?

The economy is… er, oh, sorry… he was employed while running this online rating system for hookers. He was served as the director of Faith-Based and Community Initatives under Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. (Yeah, you knew there was a hook to get plastered on the Wall, didn’t ya’?)

Dude, unless you pray to God you don’t catch some vicious STD while cheating on your wife, there is no faith-base to this criminal – and completely creepy – enterprise. Maybe you should have drafted a business plan, IJS.

I suppose that’s the new rage – religions become self-sufficient and exclusive. Since we have been seeing wars and hearing rumors of wars (a.k.a. the “last days” are nigh upon us, folks), it’s time to stop evangelizing and start existing…

cathoogleAt least, the Catholic Church seems to be headed in that direction, thanks to this story from WOW News’ the great Cathy Lynn Grossman of USA Today.

A new web site, “Catholic Google” launched recently with a claim to offer “a safer way” to surf the net for “good Catholics” and anyone else who want to learn the Catholic Church’s official views on a topic without crawling through umpteen links.

Hrm. So besides Pope Benedict screensavers, Hooked on Latin Phonics and transubstantiation no-nos, what else different can we expect? And who is next is for religion 2.0?

“Hindoogle”, which forbids recipes of hamburger and has a Gandhi tribute page for every search. “Jewoogle,” which would not only feature great pages on Zionism, Judaic law, but also some sweet Facebook pages on lawyers, accountants and surgeons. And then there are those pesky atheists who is still trying to buck the system by reserving, “WeDontBelieveInTheInternetEither.com.”

I love what Cathy did to beta-test this new-fangled contraption:

I searched Catholic Google for “birth control.” The first listing on my search had text that spelled out the Church’s opposition to artificial contraception — immediately next to an ad for pills sold by a Canadian mail-order pharmacy.

Nice. If there are still some privacy and SEO concerns with “Cathoogle”, I would hate to search for “Altar Boys.” [So. Hard. Not. To. Trying. Shaking. Must. Turn. PC. Off.]