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People Worship Weeping Tree In California,

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:54 PM

A growing number of Catholics in Fresno, California believe that a tree outside St. John’s Cathedral is weeping God’s tears.

“When you say ‘glory be to God in Jesus’ name’ the tree starts throwing out more water,” parishioner Maria Ybarra told KGPE-TV. Ybarra was the first person to feel the drops of liquid, which began falling from the Crape Myrtle tree on Wednesday. As news spread, more and more people gathered under the tree to pray.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:09 PM

"throwing out more water" Really? Why bother educating people if you're going to ignore what they say?

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:54 PM

"May the grace of god shower you with divine insect poop" (in case no one knows, this was sarcasm)

Heh...it's funny but sad at the same time.


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 10:58 PM

Get me tree that gets up out of the ground and throws a car into the next county, then I'll be impressed.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 11:06 PM

Yeah. An occassional unexplainable "miracle or "sign" is one thing. Never had it happen to me, but I'm OK with the thought.

But when there appears to be a clear scientific explanation, as in this case, I don't get why some people fall for "divine intervention"


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:42 AM

View Postpallidin, on 14 August 2013 - 11:06 PM, said:

But when there appears to be a clear scientific explanation, as in this case, I don't get why some people fall for "divine intervention"

Because it is easier to do that than to accept nature and reality for what it is.

Edited by Ryu, 15 August 2013 - 12:42 AM.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:33 AM

This adds a new level to the term 'tree-hugger'..

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:18 AM

View PostStill Waters, on 14 August 2013 - 08:54 PM, said:

A growing number of Catholics in Fresno, California believe that a tree outside St. John’s Cathedral is weeping God’s tears.

That doesn't surprise me. Catholic Hispanics are the majority in Fresno at 47%, whites 30% and Asian 12%.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:05 PM

I am so disappointed in peoples intelligence right now :no:

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:32 PM

As far as I'm concerned, it's as equally valid to worship bug **** as it is to worship a big man in the sky.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:04 PM

View Postspartan max2, on 15 August 2013 - 02:05 PM, said:

I am so disappointed in peoples intelligence right now :no:

I'm not. It is hardly surprising to see a bunch of people on their knees, bawling and praying to a tree that has bugs raining their liquified poop on them and thinking it is god blessing them or giving a "sign".


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:19 PM

This is proof of the lengths that people will go to find some sort divinty.  To me its proof that organized religion is a farce and that when people cant find the answers they are looking for by going to church they will latch onto anything and believe anything to find that divinty they are looking for.  It also tells me that there are many, many, many foolish people out there.  A tree crying gods tears come on people, use your heads.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:20 PM

As an agnostic I can NOT stop laughing at this story. I always figured religion was **** but come on...


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:21 PM

This is proof of the lengths that people will go to find some sort divinty.  To me its proof that organized religion is a farce and that when people cant find the answers they are looking for by going to church they will latch onto anything and believe anything to find that divinty they are looking for.  It also tells me that there are many, many, many foolish people out there.  A tree crying gods tears come on people, use your heads.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:32 PM

View Postpallidin, on 14 August 2013 - 11:06 PM, said:

Yeah. An occassional unexplainable "miracle or "sign" is one thing. Never had it happen to me, but I'm OK with the thought.

But when there appears to be a clear scientific explanation, as in this case, I don't get why some people fall for "divine intervention"

'Magic' is way cooler!





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