This isn't what I would describe as a run-of-the-mill sundog. I have had the opportunity to observe phenomena such as this in the arctic. As you observe, depth perception is nonexistent, you almost swoon. You literally look away, rub your eyes, and expect not to see what you've just seen. Yes, I'm sure it's much more likely that a miraculous event took place rather than an unusual atmospheric phenomena interpreted by a bunch of Portuguese peasants or a guy who probably never left Italy his whole life.
posted on 11/05/2008 10:59:22 AM PST
“I’m sure it’s much more likely that a miraculous event took place rather than an unusual atmospheric phenomena interpreted by a bunch of Portuguese peasants or a guy who probably never left Italy his whole life.”
How illogical, how downright unscientific, to form an opinion on the basis of a subjective estimate of likelihood, rather than an examination of the evidence.
posted on 11/05/2008 12:10:47 PM PST
Italy is not at all the Arctic. Rome is at 41.5N, about 60 degrees off the pole. My point is you just claimed it must be a sun dog, and implied the Pope would not know the difference. This wasn't something he issued a press release over, this was something he felt was a private revelation.
I never “swooned” while seeing a sun dog. The sun also doesn't appear to spin.
You said, “he never left Italy” and all the Portuguese are peasants, implying that they must be idiots and not as smart as you. How fortunate for you. Do you know who saw the sun dance at Fatima? Of course it can't be a miracle because you know better. How fortunate for you.
Maybe you should learn why we put Catholic Caucus in the topic.
posted on 11/05/2008 12:27:51 PM PST
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