'Wash Me'

Some See Jesus on Truck Tailgate

from NBC17

LAREDO, Texas - An image on a truck tailgate has sparked a new wave of religious pilgrims in Texas.

Portraits of Jesus Christ and a table full of candles surround what some are calling a miraculous image.

Believers say the face of Jesus is visible in the dirt on the tailgate.

Since word of the vision got out, at least 150 people have made a pilgrimage to visit the truck.

Some light candles, some take video or pictures and some just pray.

The truck's owner, Julio Radillo, said he isn't going to drive this truck for a while. And when he does, he'll remove the tailgate as a memento.

Radillo said he thinks the image of Christ appeared as reminder to people to strengthen their faith.


Blogger mathyoo said...

if there were a jesus, and he wanted to remind people to strengthen their faith, wouldn't he just appear on the Today show or Letterman, or something? I doubt he'd appear on some random guys tailgate. To paraphrase Denis Leary-"he has a bigger budget than that".

December 07, 2005 5:08 PM  
Blogger Darren said...

You'd think.

These 'Christian' 'miracles' are like something Ed Wood would do. Bad special effects you can do better at home. Jesus should be the Spielberg of miracles! Nuns should fly! The pope should shoot lasers out of his eyes! Kali statues should patrol the streets! Tom Cruise should rule Earth! But no.

And most of these OMG-There's-Jesus 'miracles' happen because something got really dirty or damaged - A] Unimpressive, B] Tacky, and C] Suggests Christians should really wash more - or they 'see' Jesus in a tree trunk - A] When a cloud looks like an elephant in a chef's hat, it's not a miracle proving the existance of elephant chefs, B] From another perspective, it looks like something else or nothing at all, c] Because it's just shape, one of an infinity of shapes all around you, some of which will look like something else.

And the 'crying Mary' statues! Getting old! Enough! Have her on Regis! Or giant size in Time's Square on live TV, causing a stunned Dick Clark a terminal heart attack, and then she raises him from the dead! On Live TV! Or wrestling the Statue of Liberty! Mary vs. The Sphinx! As stunned Katie Couric wets herself and the pope explodes in butterflies! Live! Have her show up at everyone's front door with a pizza and then turn something into a giant kitten that speak French! Or into a walnut or something. Anything. "See?" she'd say.

That's a miracle.

December 18, 2005 12:03 AM  

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