September 30, 2004

Sad State of Miracles These Days

‘Miraculous’ Christ Washes Up in Texas Rio Grande

A fiberglass statue of Christ that washed up on a sandbar in the Rio Grande three weeks ago is attracting scores of devout pilgrims to a police department lost-and-found and being hailed as a miracle.

If anything is, my daughters are a miracle. Not junk washing up on a crummy beach. If anything, this is an insult to the idea of “miracle.” Whatever happened to the good old days of the Blessed Virgin appearing in the swirls of a marble bundt cake? Help me out here.

Found via Gullibility.

Posted by James at September 30, 2004 12:32 PM
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Well, you know what they say: One man's trash is another man's sacred object worthy of worship.

Not that I'm a Christian, but I thought idolatry was forbidden.

Of course, if you take into account the secondary meaning of the word, i.e, immoderate attachment or devotion to something, that might just rule out Christianity itself, so...

Posted by: Patti M. at September 30, 2004 2:11 PM

Oh, I've blogged so many Marian apparitions I've sometimes I wished I'd created a separate archive for them.

A woman's toughness in going through the pains of giving birth is much more impressive than trash that washes up on beaches.

Posted by: Richard at September 30, 2004 2:37 PM

I could do with a bit of bundt cake just about now.

Posted by: Patti M. at September 30, 2004 3:39 PM

Ooh...Pecan Molasses Bundt Cake with Bourbon Glaze!

Posted by: Patti M. at September 30, 2004 3:42 PM

Holy crap (no pun intended)!

I spelled Gullibility wrong. Fixed.

Now that is sad.

Posted by: James at September 30, 2004 3:46 PM

But are your bowels free? That, apparently, is what counts.

Posted by: Patti M. at September 30, 2004 3:47 PM

It's apple season. Apples have a lot of fiber.

And that's more than enough said on that subject.

Posted by: James at September 30, 2004 4:04 PM

My friend Kevin had this to say:

"You know if I owned a hotel near the water I would take a statue of Jesus or Mary in a Bathtub or whatever and chuck it into the surf and then cry 'miracle' and rake in the devout dollars!"

What an eye for business!

Posted by: Patti M. at October 1, 2004 8:29 AM

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