Yesterday, I posted
about a supposed "miracle" in which a statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus supposedly opened its right eye. I see that Majikthise
is also on the case, but she used a report from the New York Daily News
as her source. The great thing about the article she found is that is shows that kids seem to be the most rational about this whole "miracle." For example, a 14-year-old seems to be the only one showing any signs of critical thinking:
"It's just a sculpture," said Wanda Aldea, 14, shaking her head. "I think somebody just scraped its eyelid off."
That girl looks like she may be a future contributor to the Skeptics' Circle
; that is, if she can maintain that healthy skepticism into adulthood. The most amusing comment came from an 11-year-old:
Anthony Purvis, 11, silently stared at the statue for about 90 seconds and then turned to four of his boisterous friends and said, "If the other one pops open, I'm going to run. I'm out of here."