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  • 'Tomatoes are Christian,' Egyptian Salafi group warns

    08/31/2013 9:31:02 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 76 replies
    A Salafi group called the "Popular Egyptian Islamic Association" has warned Muslims against eating tomatoes on the grounds that the fruit is a "Christian food," NowLebanon.com has reported. The group based its claim on the fact that a shape resembling a cross is revealed when one cuts a tomato in half. The association published the warning on its Facebook page with a photo of a tomato cut in half, revealing a cross-shaped interior. A message posted on the page read, "Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian. [The tomato] praises the cross instead of Allah and says that Allah...
  • Artist Believes He's Found Secret Code in the Mona Lisa

    12/09/2011 2:33:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    News5 ^ | 12/9/2012
    A New York artist believes he's "cracked the code" of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" painting. Ron Piccirillo stated on his blog that the painting is an optical illusion with one painting hidden within another. He refers to a "secret that has been hiding for five hundred years" as he claims to have found a lion's head, an ape head and a buffalo head in the painting while turning it around. "I had first Googled this, but could not find anything on it," he stated. "How could something like this have gone unnoticed for five hundred years?" The key to...
  • 'Face of Gandhi' Found On Google Mars

    06/15/2011 2:26:18 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Space.com ^ | 6/13/11 | Natalie Wolchover
    , A Martian surface feature, as seen on the Google Mars database, that one man says looks like the profile of Mahatma Gandhi. CREDIT: Matteo Ianneo/ESA/Google Maps/Before It's News View full size image Now that Google Mars, a new online map pieced together from satellite images of the Red Planet, is up and running, space enthusiasts the world over are finding interesting objects on the Martian surface. The latest is a face found by an Italian named Matteo Ianneo, who has also claimed to have found vegetation, entrances to underground tunnels and city ruins on Mars in the past few...
  • Cross appears in the sky during prayer service.....

    08/23/2010 12:43:03 PM PDT · by TaraP · 50 replies · 2+ views
    Moscow, August 23, Interfax - Cross made of clouds appeared for several minutes in the sky above the Lubyanka Square in Moscow during a prayer service to the Solovki new martyrs last Sunday. "It was seen by all the people, who attended the Solovki Candle action on the eve of the Solovki new martyrs and confessors commemoration day and numerous police officers who guarded Lubyanka Square," action organizer Pavel Illarionov told Interfax-Religion on Monday. He reminded that the goal of the prayerful meeting was to obtain permission of Moscow and Russian authorities on setting up a commemorative cross near the...
  • Holy Virgin appears in Colombian thunder storm

    07/02/2010 3:20:01 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 55 replies · 4+ views
    Columbia Reports ^ | July 1, 2010 | Pandora Pugsley
    The Holy Virgin risked over-exposure this week after Our Lady of Mount Carmel popped out yet again to the delight of Colombian villagers. The seemingly ubiquitous deity's image was spotted on a wall at a cross-roads by a young boy in Cumural, central Colombia. "It's true!" said one over-excited neighbour, who personally saw a picture of the Virgin, sporting a crown, robe and scapular and cradling baby Jesus in her arms. Among theories circulating as to how Our Lady got there, the favourite appeared to be that she was "beamed from the heavens" following a thunder storm. It wasn't long...
  • Woman sees Christ's face on burned wall

    03/06/2007 8:52:09 AM PST · by siunevada · 11 replies · 363+ views
    The Union ^ | March 6, 2007 | Soumitro Sen
    When Christine York's house in Brown's Valley burned down in an electrical fire on Feb. 19, she thought God had given her more ordeals than she could bear. On Friday, she changed her mind. On a stretch of burned wallpaper inside her house, York noticed what she thought looked like an image of the face of Jesus Christ. "I thought I was going crazy," York said. "I called the guys who were helping me clean up, and they were completely blown away by the image." To 63-year-old York - a German Catholic - the soot-stained wallpaper is a sign God's...
  • Phenomenon to some, miracle to others - Virgin Mary image draws throngs

    02/24/2007 6:30:50 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 46 replies · 961+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 23, 2007
    Metal baking sheet at an elementary school yields apparent likeness on Ash Wednesday They kneeled. They cried. They asked for healing. Before them, on an altar of roses and prayer candles, was a metal baking sheet, stained with what hundreds of Houston Catholics now believe is an image of the Virgin Mary. Guadalupe Rodriguez, a Pugh Elementary School cafeteria worker, discovered the possible miracle on Ash Wednesday, while scrubbing away the last crumbs from the pizza lunch. By Friday, a steady stream of people were filing through the southeast Houston front yard of Sylvia Calderon, a PTA member who took...