Must be a slow news day

Workers at candy company see form of Virgin Mary in chocolate:

Workers at a chocolate company have discovered a 2-inch-tall column of chocolate drippings that they believe bears a striking resemblance to traditional depictions of the Virgin Mary.

Since the discovery of the drippings under a vat on Monday, employees of Bodega Chocolates have spent much of their time hovering over the tiny figure, praying and placing rose petals and candles around it.

OK, beside my initial thought of “shouldn’t they be working??”, I hope they’re not getting those candles too close to the chocolate…

But thankfully, it saved the woman who discovered it from becoming an atheist:

For Jacinto, the discovery came just in time. The single mother said she has struggled with personal problems for months and says she was about to lose her faith.

“I have big problems right now, personally, and lately I’ve been saying that God doesn’t exist,” she said, pulling the dog-eared prayer card out of her pocket. “This has given me renewed faith.”

Sounds like another excellent research project for the Discovery Institute. Clearly, something with this level of specified complexity could not have formed via a natural process; rather, this obviously was intended to prove that chocolate is a gift from God. I will sing his praises the next time I chow down some Ghirardelli.

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  1. #1 somnilista, FCD
    August 18, 2006

    But thankfully, it saved the woman who discovered it from becoming an atheist:

    That is so wonderful (sniff) because we know there’s nothing worse than being an atheist.

    Wouldn’t it have higher specified complexity if it had almonds in it?

  2. #2 Robster
    August 18, 2006

    That isn’t Mary! It’s Count Chocula!

  3. #3 somnilista, FCD
    August 18, 2006

    I’m sure this is entirely unrelated: Man trapped waist-deep in chocolate

    Don’t mess with the virgin Mary!

  4. #4 Shelley Batts
    August 18, 2006

    This reminds me of the Virgin Mary gummi episode of the Simpsons. Of course, Homer ate it. 🙂

  5. #5 M
    August 19, 2006

    Looks like a fish to me…

  6. #6 The Ridger
    August 22, 2006

    In that picture – even next to the prayer card – it looks like a hawk or other bird of prey. That could be the fault of the camera angle (I just wrote angel, hee hee), though. But you see what you’re predisposed to see. The famous BVM on the sandwich looks like a silent film star to me, and the asparagus-root Jesus looks like Hemingway…

  7. #7 Tara C. Smith
    August 22, 2006

    It does kind of look like a hawk. Obviously, this means that God is a U of Iowa fan. 🙂