Nov 20 2008

People who see Jesus and the Virgin Mary in their food!

Published by at 3:00 am under I Don't Get It,Why?!?

There’s a difference between seeing Jesus in a potato chip and believing it really is Jesus in your potato chip. I had a marble when I was a kid that had a blob in the exact shape of the Virgin Mary but even as a kid I realized it was a random, meaningless blob. Although, wouldn’t it be amazing if it really was a sign from God and I totally ignored it? Shit, where is that marble?!?

There’s a phenomenon called pareidolia in which a person tries to find recognizable or significant subject matter in random objects. Like when a tree looks like an old man or a cloud looks like a kitten. It’s just human nature to attempt to find familiar objects, especially faces, in random shapes. But believing that face in your Hot Pocket was sent to you by our lord and savior is an entirely different kind of crazy. Why the hell would Jesus choose to make his big comeback in the form of a nacho chip rather than exploding through the clouds on a flaming unicorn?

Here in Chicago we have a famous water stain under an expressway that for several years still attracts hundreds (thousands?) of people who bring flowers, light candles and stare at a crack in the wall. I honestly think it’s incredibly sad to see people praying to a water stain but I’m guessing they find it sad that I don’t.

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19 comments to “People who see Jesus and the Virgin Mary in their food!”

  1. Lon 20 Nov 2008 at 6:02 am

    I can’t believe I’ve lived here for three years and haven’t seen this. Not that it’s really that crucial…I mean, that thing looks more like the ghost of Christmas Yet To Come than Mary. Or just a water stain.

    I wonder if whoever wrote “Go Cubs” was hoping for some divine intervention. Hm…what a shame. I guess Mary the Water Stain has better things to do.

  2. Neishon 20 Nov 2008 at 9:16 am

    OMG! IT kinda sorta maybe could look like the virgin mary if I squint, turn my head and pull my left ear and stick out my tongue. God must be telling me something!

    What’s that God?

    You…think I’m a retard?

  3. You Just Made My List!on 20 Nov 2008 at 9:26 am

    L, Really? This stain is famous. It’s under the Kennedy at Fullerton. It’s easy to find because people still leave flowers and candles.

  4. SanFranon 20 Nov 2008 at 9:57 am

    I think that stain looks a bit like a big, weeping vagina.

  5. You Just Made My List!on 20 Nov 2008 at 10:01 am

    It is very vaginal! I was going to mention that but was afraid of going to hell (which I don’t actually believe exists)

  6. deadlytoqueon 20 Nov 2008 at 10:27 am

    I was also going to mention hat it looks like a worn-out vagina. Well, a vulva, I guess. Anyway, worn.

    When I see stuff like that, I like to imagine that all of the people gathering at the shrine -know- it looks like a vulva, and -that’s- why they are worshiping it, and the whole Christ or Mary thing is a scam for nonbelievebers. They are just punking us! The whole thing is a sham and a cover for them to worship their crazy vag-idol under the guise of “mainstream” religion.

  7. Peteon 20 Nov 2008 at 11:12 am

    “…exploding through the clouds on a flaming unicorn.”

    LMAO thank you

  8. T-Ravon 20 Nov 2008 at 11:38 am

    Thank you,I am so sick of these yahoos that think that Jesus is in their grilled cheese sandwich.There was a period of time not too long ago where at least every other day someone was finding Jesus or the Virgin Mary in their food,or as a stain on their clothes,or their front door,and I just got sick of it.These people are worse than folks that collect chips that resemble celebrities!ENOUGH!

  9. hodanon 20 Nov 2008 at 11:38 am

    SanFran you are spot on, i thought of a weepy vagina when i first saw it too!

  10. Lon 20 Nov 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Oh my god, really? Ok, I have seen it….I just thought that’s where someone died.

  11. 8bitheroon 20 Nov 2008 at 12:40 pm

    You are ignoring the most amazing part of this phenomenon; NOBODY actually knows what Jesus or Mary looked like.

    It is all based off of paintings and drawings done in Europe, hundreds of years after the fact.

    Jesus and Mary, along with every other person in that fictitious tale, WERE NOT WHITE. They looked more like Osama bin Laden than Mel Gibson.

    So, to summarize: They think these things look like people that may or may not have existed, even though it is literally impossible to ever know what these people looked like in the first place.

    It’s a wonder humans have survived this long…

  12. Jaymeon 20 Nov 2008 at 4:58 pm

    It’s at Fullerton?!

    My sister lives at Belmont and I’m always over there, so I’m totally gonna go find that shit.

  13. solomon808on 20 Nov 2008 at 5:58 pm

    I have a birthmark that looks like Our Lady of Guadalupe. Does that mean anything? I think I may be a saint, or at least very holy.

  14. not a virginon 20 Nov 2008 at 6:19 pm

    i agree that it looks like a worn out vagina and also it is amazing that humans have survived this long. it is a damn miracle that the dems finally WON, and that is REAL truth that i can see CLEARLY and with NO doubt whatsoever…..

  15. Xinaon 20 Nov 2008 at 9:44 pm

    That chip looks just like the fetus that I aborted when I was in school. Could it be the second coming of Christ? I hope not. My bad.

  16. Rookon 21 Nov 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Charging an entrance fee to see the stain is a great way to cash in on these idiots, just like how they did on ‘Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia’.

  17. LLGon 25 Nov 2008 at 11:20 am

    I once had a cracker that was in the shape of Mary…

    And then God spoke through the cracker to tell me the 11th commandment, which I believe included the secret to resurrection…

    But I didn’t hear all of it, because peanut butter is THAT good and my lunch break was almost over.

  18. You Just Made My List!on 25 Nov 2008 at 4:12 pm

    hey look, LLG is back!

  19. iAMthesupervisoron 28 Nov 2008 at 5:26 pm

    all i see is a big ol’ vagina.