Sunday, July 31, 2005

The 14-year-old gets it

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."
Indeed.

6 example(s) of insolence returned:


At 7/31/2005 4:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pseudotrackback.

 

At 8/01/2005 12:30 AM, Anonymous Ron Sullivan said...

And here I thought someone had just found the Wrong-Eyed Jesus. Are we all sure this isn't movie publicity?

Interesting bit of workmanship, though. Sculptor... plasterer? -- seems to have inset glass eyes and then made the eyelids to cover part of them. It is funny that they're blue.

 

At 8/01/2005 2:44 AM, Blogger bonni said...

"I think somebody just scraped its eyelid off."

Yes, but what if it was GOD who scraped the eyelid off? Isn't that an impressive miracle? Well? Isn't it? Hmmmm.....

 

At 8/01/2005 9:38 AM, Anonymous capejohn said...

bonni said.
"Yes, but what if it was GOD who scraped the eyelid off? Isn't that an impressive miracle? Well? Isn't it? Hmmmm....."

WHAT? Listen to the kids bonni. They make sense.

 

At 8/02/2005 12:50 PM, Anonymous Doodlad said...

I think Bonni was joking, man. It's called sarcasm.

 

At 8/04/2005 4:44 PM, Blogger midnightbex said...

My personal favorite part of the article is that the man who 'discovered the miracle' is nicknamed Sly.

 

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