This article appeared in the Youngstown Vindicator today. And it wasn’t in the “Religion” section either. I think it’s the perfect example of how mind-dumbing stupidity is so easily spread in 21-century America. Newspaper editors are ever so willing to include bovine excrement like this along with the traditional, mediocre news stories that they conveniently nab from their AP wire.
About a decade ago scores of Campbell, OH residents gathered around a local Catholic Church every day for about a month to witness the miracle of the Virgin Mary as she made her daily “appearance” on the side of the church building. So many people showed up on some days that several police officers were summoned to control traffic! The church shaman came out every day to ask the assembling morons to please disperse, telling them that it was just a bizarre water leak from a broken pipe that was soaking its way through the brick wall. His voice fell on deaf ears (and vacant cranial cavities).
I think it really says something about the level of idiocy in a church crowd when the head shaman turns out to be the only voice of sanity and reason.
As I’ve long maintained: we’re shovilin’ bovine excrement against a bovine excrement tsunami.