Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Blinded by the Light

Of the Virgin Mary.

At least 50 people have lost their sight after staring at the sun hoping to see an image of the Virgin Mary, according to reports…

Forty-eight cases of sight-loss, allegedly caused by photochemical burns on the retina, have been recorded at St Joseph’s ENT and Eye hospital in the region since Friday.

Despite warnings, and the potentially harmful effects of their actions, believers are allegedly still flocking to a hotelier’s house in Erumeli near where the divine image is said to have appeared.

Skepticism: preserving your sight since the Enlightenment.