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1.11.2008

Jacksboro Needs To Set Its Goals Higher


Hey, I've heard of people seeing the face of Jesus in a muffin or the face of Mary in a bean burrito, but in Jacksboro they've got people seeing Our Lady of Guadalupe in a tree. Heck, I don't even know who that Lady is. Since those images are always so open to interpretation, I'd have called it Mary just for the publicity. Or at least Our Lady Of The North Fork of The Trinity River.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

That IS NOT an image of any religious figure. Anyone can plainly see it is a detailed portrait of a very ugly NAVEL!
Sheeeeeesh!! The things people worship nowadays.

Anonymous said...

The person in the picture looked like a bear at first.

Anonymous said...

I know some people from Jacksboro. Are you sure thats not somebodys significant other.

Anonymous said...

I've heard of the "east" fork of the Trinity, and the "west" fork of the Trinity. Where is the "north" fork??

Anonymous said...

So right. And what is just so funny about people seeing Mary or Jesus in a pile of mashed potatoes is that, except for some that argue the Shroud of Turin actually held Jesus (and even that does not give us much of a likeness to go on)...we don't really know what they looked like to be able to say we see their likeness. What we think we see on a tree trunk is what we have grown up seeing as artists' depictions. So instead of hundreds of thousands of people flocking to an image on a windowpane and screaming "it's an image of Jesus" they need to make that trip and say "it's an image that looks exactly like what somebody once drew as they imagined what Jesus might have looked like". Then they would be accurate. And NOBODY, I mean NOBODY, ever makes this point when these things happen.

Anonymous said...

Dead on, 11:22 AM. That IS funny, as to the silence on that obvious point.

Anonymous said...

11:22

From wikipedia:

"According to traditional Catholic accounts of the Guadalupan apparition, during a walk from his village to the city on December 9, 1531, Juan Diego saw a vision of a Virgin at the Hill of Tepeyac. Speaking in Nahuatl, Our Lady of Guadalupe asked him to build an abbey at that site. When Juan Diego spoke to the Spanish bishop, Fray Juan de Zumárraga, he asked him for a miraculous sign to prove his claim. The Virgin asked Juan Diego to gather flowers, even though it was winter when no flower bloomed. He found Castillian roses, gathered them on his tilma, and presented these to bishop Zumárraga. When he presented the roses to Zumárraga, the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe miraculously appeared imprinted on the cloth."

So, if you believe the above, then someone has seen a true visage of Mary.

Anonymous said...

Yep, you're right 9:26AM. I thought it was a bear shooting the finger at a tree.

Anonymous said...

There are four forks to the Trinity River. East and West, as Bu-bear noted, along with Clear Fork and Elm Fork.

Double Fake Doc Rivers

Anonymous said...

"Our Lady Of Guadalupe" is the appearance of Mary in 1531 to a Native American at Tepeyac, a hill northwest of what is now Mexico City.

It is akin to the visitation of Mary at Lourdes. Both place she appeared as a woman - not as a grilled cheese.

Silicone Alley said...

I appreciate short comments that get straight to the point. Why bother with so many words.

Anonymous said...

I thought I was looking at a bear crawling up a tree that had probably been struck by lightning.

Anonymous said...

I can rarely make out anything in these deals especially if they are religious in nature. Wonder what that means?

Anonymous said...

Amen SV and Word up!

Anonymous said...

On Dec. 12, the youth at Assumption Catholic Church (yes, in Decatur)did a recreation of the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral in Dallas also had special services and it was on all the major news stations.

Anonymous said...

12:35, then don't read the long ones. Some thoughts and fun take a few lines to cook. Those who fire off short comments are usually the followers on this blog, not the builders.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how long the virgin had been squirreled away inside that tree waiting for it to age so that it would finally break apart in bad weather so her image could be viewed. If I had the power to become a ghostly image or otherwise "appear" places and it was my intent to do so, I think I would just walk right down main street instead of waiting a few hundred years inside the rings of a tree.

Anonymous said...

Funny 9:26 AM! I thought the same thing, and it took me a little bit to figure it out.

Anonymous said...

The Anonomo that always has weenies on his/her mind and elsewhere possibly, probably sees a liberal weenie here and nothing more. She/He sees them everywhere. Chronic Weenie Phobia! Could be a lot of dangling nuts on the right side of this tree.

Anonymous said...

Hope people understand that when you reference Wikipedia that glazed look in peoples eyes indicates they're thinking about anything in the world, except what your're saying.