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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