Monday, 25 July 2011

They see him here, they see him there.....

Just when you think ‘the religulous’ cannnot get dumber, they prove you wrong again.
See for example - the latest in a stream of unlikely sightings for effigies of their poster boy.
As you’ll see from the other links on the pages, tracking such lunacy is itself booming as something of a niche industry. For example, Fortean Times (a magazine by and for those, like me, who love winding up fundamentalist rationalists as much as fundamentalist godbotherers) now has a page ('Simulacra Corner') where readers can send in their own photos of odd phenomena. This month’s includes the Virgin Mary as revealed in the rings of a cut down tree trunk and the folds of a record cleaning cloth in a CD rack, and Jesus on an onion and the surface of an old baking pan.
You just could not make it up, or as Poe’s Law states:
“Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of fundamentalism that someone won't mistake for the real thing.”

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