SEB regular Lordklegg sends along a link to a satirical news item about an atheist who sees an image of the big bang in a piece of toast. It’s damned amusing, but my favorite bit has to be this one:
Ever since news of the discovery made national headlines, local hoteliers have been overwhelmed by an influx of atheists from all over the country who have flocked to Huddlesfield to catch a glimpse of the scientific relic. “I have always been an Atheist and to see my life choices validated on a piece of toast is truly astounding” said one guest at the Huddlesfield arms hotel.
Sounds absolutely ludicrous doesn’t it? And yet newspapers around the world are filled with similarly ridiculous stories about True Believers™ finding images of Jesus or the Virgin Mary in various random inanimate objects and ascribing all manner of improbable benefits to the discovery and it seems no one bats an eyelash.