Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Jesus appears in potato salad

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Could this be the most ridiculous "religious figure in appearing in food" story yet? Fox News reports, in an entirely unsceptical way, how a Pastor Renee Brewster of Florida discovered Jesus in a potato salad she made for church.

Pastor Renee tells the moving story of how her ten-year-old granddaughter drew her attention to this miraculous Spud-u-Christ – allow Fox to explain:

"It was her 10-year-old granddaughter who made her give the potato a second look. 'My granddaughter said Granny did you see that in the middle? I said what?' And taking a closer look she saw the cross with Jesus in the middle. 'It’s remarkable. Even when I cut the good part off the cross ended up being shaped like a tomb from long ago.'"

Apparently Pastor Brewster had been apprehensive about making the salad, as someone called Sister Frankie usually does the deed: “I was hesitant about making the potato salad because Sister Frankie makes the potato salad at church and I said Lord if it’s not for me to make potato salad then send me a sign.”

And so he did. But it seems she actually disobeyed him and went ahead and made it anyway, as her husband, Bishop Brewster is on record as saying: “It was good. It was the best you ever made ... it was almost as good as Sister Frankie's.”

This is fine though, because, as Fox says, "The potato did more than feed them physically. It nourished them spiritually and helped reinvigorate their mission." Thank Christ for that.

In other God-related food news, how about a faith-based diet? Gwen Shamblin, founder of Tennessee's Weigh Down Workshop, has developed a weight-less programme that works by the principle: "Let God tell you when you're hungry and when to stop eating". Which could prove problematic if he kept appearing in your potatoes.

[Thanks for those Christina]


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