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Old 04-20-2005, 10:51 PM   #1
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WTF is wrong with people?

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Old 04-20-2005, 10:58 PM   #2
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Starbucks should come out with a new Virgin Mary cappuccino.
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What is that anyway deep?
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Old 04-20-2005, 11:03 PM   #4
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It might be the pope's tomb site? Anyways, the woman should not be over there. You see the roadblock? It's there for a reason.

Deep, I think some context would do us in.
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It's the "Virgin Mary stain" underneath a bridge.

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Old 04-20-2005, 11:10 PM   #7
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A stain left by some drunks pissin' on a wall?





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CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- A steady stream of the faithful and the curious, many carrying flowers and candles, have flocked to an expressway underpass for a view of a yellow and white stain on a concrete wall that some believe is an image of the Virgin Mary.

Police have patrolled the emergency turnoff area under the Kennedy Expressway since Monday as hundreds of people have walked down to see the image and the growing memorial of flowers and candles that surround it. Beside the image is an artist's rendering of the Virgin Mary embracing Pope John Paul II in a pose some see echoed in the stain.

"We believe it's a miracle," said Elbia Tello, 42. "We have faith, and we can see her face."

Tuesday morning, women knelt with rosary beads behind a police barricade while men in work shirts stood solemnly before the image, praying. A police officer kept the crowd of about three dozen from getting too close to the traffic but didn't stop them gathering around the stain.

The stain is likely the result of salt run-off, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The agency does not plan to scrub it off the wall.

"We're treating this just like we treat any type of roadside memorial," said IDOT spokesman Mike Claffey. "We have no plans to clean this site."

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago had not received any requests to authenticate the image as of Monday, spokesman Jim Dwyer said.

"These things don't happen every day," Dwyer said. "Sometimes people ask us to look into it. Most of the time they don't. (The meaning) depends on the individual who sees it. To them, it's real. To them, it reaffirms their faith."

But onlooker Victor Robles, 36, said he was skeptical about the stain's Virgin Mary resemblance.

"I see just a concrete wall and an image that could happen anywhere," Robles said. "If that image helps more people feel closer to God then maybe that is a good sign."

Worldwide, people have been drawn to images believed to resemble the Virgin Mary seen on windows, fence posts and walls.

Among the best-known in the United States was an image seen in office windows in Clearwater, Florida. Within weeks, a half million people had been to the site. Glass experts believe the image was created by a chemical reaction and corrosion of the metallic elements in the glass coating, but they could not explain why it took the shape it did. The windows were broken last year.
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apparently someone thought they saw the figure of jesus on a soiled bedsheet in australia............
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If people want to "believe in" something like that, I really don't see the harm. People believe in far worse, more harmful, and crazier things than that.

They're not hurting others, so what's the big deal?
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If people want to "believe in" something like that, I really don't see the harm. People believe in far worse, more harmful, and crazier things than that.

They're not hurting others, so what's the big deal?
Exactly never put down anyones faith, it's a great comfort for many people whatever they're religion, you'd never call those Muslims praying to Mecca crazy would you, nor would I
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the virgin mary... on a piece of grilled cheese...

allegedly...


allegedly people are stupid.
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Old 04-21-2005, 06:28 AM   #12
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Exactly never put down anyones faith, it's a great comfort for many people whatever they're religion, you'd never call those Muslims praying to Mecca crazy would you, nor would I
I agree. I don't think these people are stupid at all.


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... and you speak, of signs and wonder ...
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but I need something other....than a Virgin Mary on a nibbled grilled cheese. my neighbor in the chicago had a virgin mary in her screen door. people flocked to the house for weeks, so the family started barbecuing ribs in the front yard and selling them along with individual beers out of a cooler. don't you just love an entrepreneurial spirit?
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the virgin mary... on a piece of grilled cheese...

allegedly...


allegedly people are stupid.
I love that picture.
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