Looks more like some random geek with a hard-on.
Guess they'll get more money for it if they can convince the hard-of-thinking that's "Jesus" though.
Bible II: New Testament protagonist Jesus Christ has thrilled US fans this week by appearing on a slab of Brazilian granite in Dallas Texas. John Ganster, co-owner of the Verona Marble Company stone company first recognized the divinity of his 1,000-pound chunk of masonry when a customer inquired about purchasing the "Jesus …
...It was Elvis who carved it. He and Jesus keep playing pranks on each other, getting each other's worshippers into a lather.
Last year about this time, Jesus started delivering pizzas in Tuscaloosa with Elvis' likenesses in the toppings -- thin Elvis in melted cheese, fat, old Elvis in crumbled sausage. There was practically a church revival in the Pizza Hut parking lot as a result.
Jesus was just getting even for the time Elvis started painting tears and stigmata on Big Boy Restaurant statues at various Mississippi truck stops along Interstate 20, causing thirteen religious riots cum traffic pile-ups across the state. He claimed Jesus had it coming, for the time he dressed up in an oily wig, sunglasses, and a rhinestone-studded leisure suit over 300lb of wet bags around his belly, and belted out "Hunka-Hunka Burnin' Love" before an astonished 7-11 night manager while serially pounding twinkies into his face for added verisimilitude.
Now Elvis is evidently screwing around with heavy rock-cutting equipment. Seriously, if these guys don't chill out soon, someone is going to do something stupid, no mistake.
It amuses me that some Christians always seem to find the image of Jesus Christ in everyday objects. The cynic in me might say that if they're trying so hard to find "proof" of their beliefs, then they have no faith to begin with. If you have faith, you don't need to see proof. Incidentally, that's why I don't believe (because I find it very difficult to accept or believe in something without seeing proof).
To me, this image barely looks humanoid. There is an oval shape which could be seen as a head, and lines from that area which might be construed as shoulders. But what in that image is supposed to symbolize Jesus Christ (as opposed to, say, Charles Manson, Richard Stallman, or Napoleon)?
If you ask me, the area to the left of the head/shoulder looks like those foam fingers you see at sporting events.
...has become yet another conspiracy theory.
Please. It's a bit of rock, when viewed from one orientation, has a feature that looks a little like a head and a pair of shoulders.
No miracles were harmed in the making of this comment. Well, maybe one or two.
when rocks containing less silica (SiO2 which can be contained in other minerals it is unlikely to be just silica in rocks other than granite) than granite such as basalt which are already part of the earths crust under go partial melting
these pockets of melt then rise within the crust being less dense than the surrounding and coalesce into a silica rich melt (<40% silica) this then cools very slowly within the crust to form the large crystals found in granite
(if it was erupted by a volcano it would form obsidian (the glassy stuff) or ryolite depending on the speed it cools)
however as he is a stone mason it was probably not even granite as most people who work with stone call anything with a crystal size more than 2mm a granite
also, @yeah, right.
I thought exactly the same thing. Then I briefly pondered about the Rorschach Ink blot test, and what that had to say about me for thinking such things. But then another look convinced me.
It is definitely a Guy In A Chair With A Hard-on, not jesus. Well, it could be jesus, but he's obviously happy to be back. Perhaps we have a moment captured from the 'second coming' as it were, right there?
Paris because, well, ... theres no point me writing something will just get edited out..
Gather ye! gather ye! to hear hear the word of god's only begotten son, Jesus,
" Get me the fuck out of this chunk of stone, I've got cramp in my left foot!"
On an aside why is it whenever I hear the phrase `second coming´I have a mental picture of Angelina Jolie in that cat suit in Tomb Raider II?
> Granite comes to us when a mixture of several different silicate minerals and oxides, mostly consisting of quartz and feldspar, are pushed up to the earth's crust.
"Granite comes to us when a mixture of several different silicate minerals and oxides, mostly consisting of quartz and feldspar, **IS**pushed up to the earth's crust".
The object in the sentence is the mixture (singular)... however, perhaps one of our US cousins wrote this in "American", which (it seems) requires no rules of grammar, nor (in most cases) a decent vocabulary, or the ability to spell words correctly.
"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the Lord flipping the world the bird! Is this an omen?"
<bit of bill hicks>
"The Prince of Peace is back....
...and he's pissed off!
"I said I'd be back - but I didn't say what kind of mood I'd be in""
Mind you, I'd be pissed off if I had been crucified, resurrected, buggered off for two thousand years, come back and find that all my devout followers want to do is worship what I was slowly, painfully killed upon.
</bit of bill hicks>
Sorry, couldn't help it.
I'm going to hell, and you're all coming with me...
Next, they'll be telling us that worm shaped objects found in stones proves that cats evolved from pebbles.
Everybody's looking at stones and morons like these who reckon they've found Jesus in a blob of rock, a tomato or even a garage floor are no worse than those who expect the rest of the world to abandon their faith because they found a seashell on the seashore that looks like a monkey-man's back tooth.
Drinking a few pints with some of my buddies . I went into the men's room to answer the call of nature and I had to sneeze. I tore some paper towels off the dispenser and blew my nose into it. When I opened it I saw what looked like a nativity scene!
Thinking I could capitalize on this the way the owner of a certain grilled cheese sandwich did I turned the hand dryer onto the sheet until it was bone dry.
I folded it and put it into my pocket.
The rest of the evening was kind of hazy...there were a few toasts of tequila that evening to celebrate on of my friend's promotion at work which were rapidly catching up with me.
I awoke this morning unable to find that particular paper towel. Was it a sign from God? Of course it was!! It's a sign that I should use tissues instead for my nose because the paper towels are just too abrasive! That and to stay away from tequila.
Wait a sec...the flame icon looks just like the burning bush atop Mt. Sinai that spoke to Moses in the old testament!!
... of the afternoon. It's not an image of Jesus, it's a poor reproduction of Tracy Emin's 'back of a napkin' charity piece entitled "Jesus spends a happy afternoon with Mrs Palmer and her Five Lovely Daughters". The Coming of the Lord can be seen trickling down his left leg in this image.
That bit about false idols and such. Is there a specific exemption in there for cheese sandwiches, odd garage-floor stains and vaguely anthropomorphic shapes in reject rock slabs? Maybe someone who's read the Tome of Turgidity recently can quote the relevant passage so we don't accidently aquire any non-approved could-look-like-Jesus-in-a-bad-light-if-you-squinted-a-bit objects.
Hmm, if I were Satan, I'd be having a bit of a laugh about now by causing vague, blurry, could-be-anyone-really images of myself to appear in a variety of everyday objects and picking up a few worshippers on the cheap.
Flames, 'cos it's warm round here......
"The magmatic theory involves the use of the Bowen Reaction Series. Thus, if crystal fractionation of a magma of tholeiitic basalt composition were to occur, one of its end products would be granite. In many places, emplacement of granite plutons is synchronous to volcanic eruptions. They commonly form ring complexes around 10 km in diameter with volcanic remnants that have subsided into the couldron as central blocks"
"If you squint and tilt you head slightly to the right..."
Anything can look like anything if your imagination is vivid enough.
Believe whatever you want, but i reckon the people that fully believe that the second coming is right here in a lump of granite need to get out more.
I wanna know what Paris can see in that big chunk of rock... I bet she sees the penis too..
Believe me, this is not the case of someone trying to cash in. These "images" appear everywhere, usually when there are bad times coming. Example: the Mexico City subway "image of the virgin". They even took out the tile and put a small shrine outside the subway station ... but all I see is rust on a tile. It seems more like a case of Rorschach Ink blots and people seeing what they want to see...
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