Thursday, July 9, 2009

Did a limb fall on their heads?

I swear this is true. An Associated Press story out of Ireland says thousands of Irish Catholics are flocking to a rural church to pray and create a shrine at the stump of a recently felled willow tree that some people say resembles the Virgin Mary. No, really. Noel White, who is overseeing the removal of trees from the churchyard at St. Mary's in Rathkeale, said a "funny shape" was created when a major limb cracked off one of the trees that was being cut down. Then a worker cut through the stump vertically to create the supposed Virgin Mary outline. If you ask me, it looks just as much like an emperor penguin chick. The local priest, the Rev. Willie Russell, stopped just short of calling the tree pilgrims nut cases. Even the guy who cut into the tree stump to create its current shape isn't buying it. "I see it as the grain of a tree, myself," said Anthony Reddin. And the County Limerick diocese of the church says it views the stump hoopla with "great skepticism." I know the Irish have the reputation of being a drinking people, but it must take a lot of whiskey to make this hunk of wood look like the Queen of Heaven.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brant, I figured since you are on the religous right you would have been in line already to get your photo taken with the tree! O thats right God hates Queers!

July 9, 2009 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Brant said...

You know, you make no sense at all. Enough, already, with the childish stupidity. Take it somewhere else.

July 9, 2009 at 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brant, I agree. I very rarely post anything but like reading what’s on people’s minds and how everyone has a different approach to a subject. I am also getting tired of this person. This person just seem to clog up good discussions by making a feeble attempt to get under your skin

Brant’s right GO AWAY!!

July 10, 2009 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger L.C. said...

So if it resembles a penguin,does that mean that Sid,Geno,and the rest of the team should take the Cup over? Maybe pose for pictures. Or is it an omen predicting another championship?

July 10, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad they didn't cut down a tree that looks like a winning season the the Pittsburgh Pirates. That would be a miracle.

July 12, 2009 at 7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once looked at a picture of the Virgin Mary and saw a tree. Go figure.

July 12, 2009 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger PRIguy said...

I had to look at the picture several times before I saw anything close to resembling Mary. And I was raised in a Catholic home and went to Catholic school for six years. Sorry,'s a tree. What do the Druids have to say?

And I agree with the others...take your immature, hateful spew somewhere else, anonymous.

July 20, 2009 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

If people would actually read their bibles they would know that this behavior is biblicaly looked down on as idolatry. I find it sad that the masses are so deceived.

August 26, 2009 at 6:41 PM  

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