Thursday, July 09, 2009

Stupid Quote of the Day: Irish church denies its obsession over pareidolia

Trees were recently cut down in Limerick, Ireland, and one of the tree stumps looked alot like ... well, you figure it out:

Can't tell what it's supposed to be? Me neither. Unless you place yourself in the mind of an apparition-crazed Christian and discover it sort of looks like a fat, twisted Virgin Mary. Go figure.

There's a large buzz around the Sacred Stump, and here's what the Irish church has had to say about it:

A spokesman for the Limerick diocesan office said the “church’s response to phenomena of this type is one of great scepticism”.


Excuse me while I die laughing.

(via Pharyngula)


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