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GUEST,Rose BS: Christs' face found in potato. (68* d) RE: Does the saint come with poTAHtoes? 13 Jan 02


Since Bill D was so kind as to post a link to my website (MFFC) and ask my opinion about why potatoes are so honored as to have the face of Christ appear in them... to quote Mike Nesmith, I just don't have any idea. Not being Catholic myself, I don't see the point in so-called apparitions on buildings, trees, etc. There *have* been people who genuinely had visions of Jesus, but way too much of this stuff is either made up out of whole cloth (like the hoax about scientists drilling into Hell) or is the product of an overactive imagination. There is, however, a big difference between finding faces in potatoes and seeing the fingerprints of God wherever they might be or finding spiritual applications to things that might seem totally unrelated. The latter is more like Miss Marple's village parallels. And keep in mind what Einstein once said: There are two ways to live. You can either live as if nothing were a miracle, or you can live as if everything were a miracle. BTW, I've updated the index to my site so it's easier to read; my apologies to anyone who had trouble with the font color. And the subject line I used here is a reference to a sketch from (I think) Mike Nesmith's Television Parts entitled "Irish Language Lab." You can see it at Videoranch.com; it's a hoot. (Y'all have some great puns up there, too... especially "Give Quiche a Chance"!) And just to show how truly bigoted the Ma Ferguson quote is, Jesus didn't speak English when He was on Earth. He spoke Hebrew and Aramaic! And the Bible was originally written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek! Grr... she was probably one of those people who believe that any translation other than the King James Version is wrong, too.... Anyway, that's enough out of me. Just wanted to thank Bill for the link and weigh in on the debate. Rosie Girl "Age only matters if you're cheese."--Micky Dolenz




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