Spud nut

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Jan 29, 2008

I know, religious pareidolia is such an easy target. But seriously, people make themselves look a little, um, weird when they claim a rotten potato is a sign from God.

Now honestly, let's say you're God. And you want to send someone a signal, letting them know that you're thinking of them, and that they should be better people. So, do you make a sign in the heavens, or part a sea, or heal the sick?

No. You appear in a tater. As the owners say:

Pastor Renee Brewster and her husband Bishop Winston Brewster are a very spiritual couple. But the site of their savior in a potato has reinvigorated their faith and their desire to help others.

“That’s Jesus on the Cross. Just looking at it I don't have to convince,” said Renee.

Well, the apparition does look a little bit like Jesus, but she said Jesus is on the cross. One small problem: the arms are spread out, but there's no cross. And it looks like he's standing on some sort of pedestal, which I don't think the Romans provided. But people see what they want to see, and the owner of said spud is a very religious person.

Which makes me laugh a bit: the word "pareidolia" has the word "idol" in it. I think the Bible has something to say about that.

The owners froze the section of the potato with the Savior in it, which I suppose is better than selling it on eBay. After all, the love of money is the root of all evil.

Normally, after making an awful joke like that, I'd say "You know the deal: what do you see?" but honestly, I don't see what else this looks like (except for a hole in a potato, but what do I know). If you do see something else, leave a comment.

And remember, like the Bible says... "the tuber shall set you free."

Tip o' the masher to Jon Voisey.

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