March 22, 2006

Random Thoughts : I

I was watching the movie "Delirious" yesterday. I like John Candy... sad to see a decent comic talent go in Momma Cass fashion. One thing I noticed were all of the currently-dead people in a movie that's barely 15 years old. John Candy (Heart Attack), Raymond Burr (Liver Cancer), Charles Rocket (Suicide), Jerry Orbach (Prostate Cancer), Tony Steedman (?). What got me thinking is that I remember watching my grandmother watch movies from back in the "good ole days" and noticing that all of the stars that she grew up watching on the big screen are now pretty much dead. Am I getting old now or was this movie cursed in the same manner that Poltergeist, The Exorcist, or The Crow were cursed? Hell, even Christian evangelist Billy Graham claimed an actual demon was living in the celluloid reels of The Exorcist. Who can dispute logic like that? Speaking of disputing faith-based claims: Members of the Triumph Learning and Worship Center for Life in Alabama, want to share a modern day miracle with the public. The church was flooded by Hurricane Katrina; causing some drywall in the building to buckle into an image that church members believe is Jesus Christ himself on the cross. (Yawn!) So now the all-star bible cast is making 21st century appearances (standing room only) in variously weird places like walls and breakfast bar crumbs? If it's not being sold on E-Bay, the price of admission still applies I'm sure. Truth be told, I believe that the Lord almighty knows BS when he sees it. Now once when I was a kid, I poured a bowl of Alphabits and in a strange coincidence, the letters spelled out "I can lay your body out and fill your mouth with your mother's feces, or we can talk", but I was too smart as to believe Satan himself had graced my cereal. Anyway, back to the wall... It gets better... they framed the markings and now people line up every day to touch it, and several people claim they've been healed. "One young man that belonged here was scheduled to go on dialysis. The next week, he laid his hand there on the wall on the image, went to the doctor and they said they can't see where, why, how.", Exclaimed Pastor Ella Roberts. "From touching that, my eyesight began to clear up completely," said Benita Bogan. Somehow I doubt that the EPA would recommend mass crowds gathering to touch a stagnant moldy surface. Well, without further adu, I'd like to share with you this "miracle":

Sheetrock Jesus or just a random pattern of wrinkled moldy filth?
You decide!

Now, I've been doing some drywall clearing out myself, and I'd like to share with you what I believe is the image of a reincarnated cross bur... I mean loving group that also promotes traditional american values and heritage preservation... straight from my wall, I bring you this miracle, which is pretty much undeniable:

It's no miracle really, I mean, my hometown was 86% Caucasian anyway. BTW, I touched it and got a nasty rash... hallelujah!

Posted by Reese at March 22, 2006 3:55 PM