How come you never see this sort of news story?

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.

4 thoughts on “How come you never see this sort of news story?

  1. Huddersfield.  I think you’ll find Huddersfield.  Went there for the national Student Fencing Championship in ‘89.  Sold 2 dozen Betamax Tapes anda case of water damaged washing powder.

    Actually, the team stayed in a little private hotel run by a gay couple in their 60s who were every stereotype about old gay couples going, but were a great laugh in the bar.  I didn’t look too closely at the toast.  I did see life spontaneously form in the peanut butter though…

  2. shock 
    You shut your bloghole Les Jenkins or I will beat you with a Jesus stick so hard that Madeline Murray O’ Hare will feel it!  Ha, ha!

  3. Now that’s a funny story.  Too bad the joke is likely to be lost on the True Believers™ who could most profit from it…

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