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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  09:58:39  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
I know there's an old thread where we discussed various supposed Virgin Mary sightings in things like cheese sandwiches, bridge overpasses, balloons, and the like. However, I can't find it.

In any case, USA Today has a new one:



I love a god who can manifest an image of the holy mother of his son in a piece of chocolate. There's a rather rude query re eating, virginity, and oral sex, but I'll let it go.

Chippewa
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USA
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  10:48:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message


Are you sure that's not The Maltese Falcon?
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  10:57:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
Good call, Chippewa! I have one question, though: how does that fit into the holy family?!?
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2006 :  11:30:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) As a chocolatier to the rich and famous, Martucci Angiano has posed with many celebrities.
But on Thursday she held in her hand a figure that dazzles her more than any Hollywood star: a 2-inch-tall column of chocolate drippings that workers at her gourmet chocolate company believe bears a striking resemblance to the Virgin Mary.

Since the discovery at Bodega Chocolates, Angiano's employees have spent much of their time hovering over the tiny figure, praying and placing rose petals and candles around it.



Doesn't that little trollop ever stay home? She's nothing but trouble!

She stops traffic everywere she goes, and now she's responsible for an illegal work slow-down at the pogey-bait factory. If she needs attention so badly, she should just become a porn star and have done with it!

Yeesh!




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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  11:46:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
quote:
US man survives chocolate ordeal

The vat was full of dark chocolate
A 21-year-old US man ended up in hospital after spending two hours trapped in a vat of chocolate, police in Wisconsin said on Friday.


But we know the real story, don't we....? Mary again!




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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moakley
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  11:52:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message
Chippewa nailed it.

Life is good

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. -Anonymous
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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  12:11:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message


quote:
Doesn't that little trollop ever stay home? She's nothing but trouble!

She stops traffic everywere she goes, and now she's responsible for an illegal work slow-down at the pogey-bait factory. If she needs attention so badly, she should just become a porn star and have done with it!

Yeesh!



The Virgin Pornstar, now THAT would be interesting!

Perhaps its just me but that looks more like poop than a mary.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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pleco
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  12:22:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
One man's crap is another man's religion.

by Filthy
The neo-con methane machine will soon be running at full fart.
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Chippewa
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  12:31:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Chippewa's Homepage Send Chippewa a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Cuneiformist

Good call, Chippewa! I have one question, though: how does that fit into the holy family?!?

Somewhere in the story it's stated that the Maltese Falcon was a gift (to or from) the King of Malta and involved somehow with knights returning from the crusades for the Holy Grail, which in turn was connected to the holy family. So I guess that's a tenuous connection as good as any other. However, to me it just looks more like the Maltese Falcon from the prop department.
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beskeptigal
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  13:33:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
I see an EBay windfall coming!
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Randy
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  15:21:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message











"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  17:20:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
So Richard Dreyfus is the Virgin Mary?!?!
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Randy
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  17:55:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Cuneiformist

So Richard Dreyfus is the Virgin Mary?!?!



No! No!...he had a vision....
(crude, but what the heck - Friday night, couple of beers, and SFN)




"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
-Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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Ricky
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  18:11:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
It may be a bit hard to see, but:


Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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H. Humbert
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  18:14:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
The woman who let her imagination run away "discovered" the chocolate icon said she carries a prayer card with an image of the Virgin Mary with her everywhere she goes. Can you say "confirmation bias?"


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
Edited by - H. Humbert on 08/18/2006 18:16:38
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Dave W.
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  20:21:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
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