True Believers™ flock to statue of angry Jesus with sparks in his eyes.

More weirdness from the Christians-with-too-much-time-on-their-hands-and-an-overactive-imagination department. Seems a UK artist has created bronze statue of an angry Jesus brandishing a whip which he calls Cleansing of the Temple for its depiction of a pissed off Jesus laying the smack down on the money changers. All it took was one nut case to turn it into a circus:

Sculptor Burgess said: ‘It began when one woman who saw the statue fell to her knees and began praying.

‘She was transfixed for more than thirty minutes and when she came out of the trance she said she had witnessed sparks coming from the eyes of the Christ figure.

‘Now the word has spread and we have hoards of people coming along to pray and venerate the statue and many of them have said they have witnessed these sparks too.’

I sense an exciting action figure opportunity here: The Pissed Off Jesus with Angry Sparking Eye Action!

 

9 thoughts on “True Believers™ flock to statue of angry Jesus with sparks in his eyes.

  1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    Wow, thats funny.

    Of course, if the woman really experienced it (at whatever level of herself), what really happened?

    There’s some interesting technology out there designed for the sole purpose of inducing altered states of consciousness through light and sound.

    They have various names, such as mind machines, audiovisual integrators, sound and light entrainment devices, etc. Most people get a very positive, often spiritual, experience from them and they commonly induce trance states, visions of all sorts, states of euphoria and bliss, and more. Do a google on mind machines, or wiki it.

    Yes, they are very real. They work. They are experienced differently by everyone, a very small percentage being negative in any way, except for epileptics, whom it can kill (pretty much the only real downside).

    This is just a 21st century application of knowledge the shamans of indigenous peoples have been aware of for many thousands of years.

    Patterns of flickering light and/or pulsating sound are vehicles to spiritual experiences.

    So, given this, one wild hypothosis might be that depending on the environment the statue is in, it may be that is reflecting/refracting the ambient light in such a way as to alter the brains of those who look steadily at it for any length of time, especially if they are expecting it.

    Then they interpret what they see it terms of their belief structure, which in this case of course will be overwhelmingly Christian … and bingo! The Pissed Off Jesus with Angry Sparking Eye Action!

    Of course, she could just be nuts…

  2. bronze statue of an angry Jesus brandishing a whip

    A new fettish coming on?!!

    If I were in jesus’s/god’s shoes I’d take it as an insult if people took me that way, viewing me as much of a hypocritic as some of them, and only worshipping because they thought I was egotistical enough to only created people so I could be worshipped out of fear, and writing off people for eternity for breaking pointless rules

    -JC and god’s messages were meant to be about love but people view all they ever do afterwards is punish. Rule through fear is self-perpetuating

  3. Thats nothing! I remember seeing the ‘Buddy Christ’ statue wink at me and give me the thumbs up.

  4. Perhaps they should hire the fuckartist Jonathan Goldman of higherpowertech.com and metaphysicalradionics.com to create some miracles about that statue. This scam artist had been selling fucking snakeoil that he claims can create magic. Real magic.

    Feel free to dial this guy at 1-800-I-SCAM-U

  5. Now the word has spread and we have hoards of people coming along to pray and venerate the statue and many of them have said they have witnessed these sparks too.

    Some people see what they want to, placebo marketing can be very effective when used on the very religous.

    Also it’s only a human’s perspective how much something looks like a human’s image of JC in order to take on symbolism; there are no clear boundries on what point something looks like someone and it scales all the way back to unshaped lumps of raw material

  6. I can’t wait for the point where the statue comes to life and starts whipping people guilty of idolatry.

    Funny stuff. Buddy Christ makes a better gift though.

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