August 18, 2006

"This Food Is Divine"

Hey, Kids!!! You can be the coolest on your block, with people lining up at your house! It's divinely simple! Just spot the Virgin Mary hiding out in your chow!

Seems to be a popular thing, this Mary being found in food items. Whether it's a frickin' pretzel, a burnt poptart, toast, or even a peanut, Mary makes her appearance. Anything goes when it comes to manifestations... she's recently been discovered in a stalagmite of chocolate drippings. Dark chocolate drippings... mmmmmm.

While I do not discount the possiblitly of miracles, I find these instances almost pathetic. Mary manifests herself in your sustenance... who made her god to do that? And why do people worship her? She carried a miracle, but she sure as hell wasn't the one who originated it. I thought Christianity and Catholicism were about Gott, not worshipping His servants.

Still... you can't help but wonder; Is this for real? Is Mary trying to tell us something? What does it mean?

Do you really need to ask? If it's real, it should be obvious.

Mary's telling us, "BITE ME!!!"

Posted by That 1 Guy at August 18, 2006 09:46 PM | TrackBack

Okay now you're being sacrilegious in Florida at the start of hurricane season? Oh, you are just asking for it, Buddy.

Posted by: Jerry at August 18, 2006 10:20 PM

Heh. That very well may be so!

(But look out for lightening none the less....)

Posted by: Richmond at August 19, 2006 07:25 AM

The various cults of the Virgin Mary are very interesting to study. In the Americas, early missionaries found it easier to gain converts by "tweaking" Christianity just a tad to make the religion fit in better with the long practiced polytheism and pantheism of the native populations.

The Virgin of Guadalupe is really the ancient Aztec goddess of motherhood, Tonantzin. Mexican Catholics literally worship the Virgin and in many ways she supercedes Christ's power and importance in their "brand" of Christianity. They go crazy over any possible "visions" of the Holy Virgin. These manifestations of the "Earth Mother" are at the core of their "old religion".

I've also had first hand experience with a Filipino cult devoted to "Santo Nino" or the Christ Child. It was some weird, idol worshipping stuff and not like the kind of Catholic religion I grew up with.

Paganism is alive and well--it's just underground and all around us.

Posted by: 40 Ounce Loudmouth at August 19, 2006 09:47 AM

And you just stay on that side of the state, my friend! Lightning bolts don't cross the entire state. "Bite me" heh heh heh.

Posted by: Bou at August 20, 2006 12:55 PM