Still more weekend pareidolia: Lookin’ for Jesus in all the wrong places

When it rains, it pours (so to speak).

Not wanting to be upstaged by that upstart Sarah Palin making an appearance on a piece of toast, prompting the observation that Sarah Palin is toast, the One True God has decided it is time to show who’s really the King of All Pareidolia. I have to admit, though, He’s chosen a strange way to do it and a strange place to appear:


That’s right. It’s Jesus on a ceiling tile:

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan — He’s popped up on trees, sandwiches and even a Cheeto and now Jesus is leaving his mark, so-to-speak, on a ceiling in Arkansas City, Kansas.

The image appeared at the One Stop Body Shoppe, a low-impact weight loss clinic for women, after a rain storm.

“A client was laying here looking up and told me, Michelle, you have Jesus on your ceiling. I just kind of looked at her, and she said you do, Jesus on the ceiling,” said Michelle Beech, Manager.

“I think its the silhouette and kind of a partial beard,” said Dominique Sartin, Body Shoppe staff member. “She said if it had leaked a little more it would be a beard on the other side too.”

So is seeing believing?

“Believing is believing. Regardless of what you see,” said Sartin.

Actually, Sartin is correct. Seeing is believing regardless of what you see. That’s exactly the problem. So is the fact that people who see these images as signs from God don’t realize that it’s a problem.