Jesus in a Tree Stump

Jesus’ latest appearance in his magical mystery tour took place in a tree stump.

A Bucks County woodworker said he found Jesus in a tree stump and some are calling the find a piece of “divine pine.”

Next time you take a good look at a tree, you might wonder if it is harboring a divine message from the heavens.

Protectively wrapped in a piece of ostrich leather is what Bensalem’s Craig O’Connor calls a slab of a New Jersey pine tree he cut down in a friend’s Burlington County yard in January 2007.

The image he saw in the remaining stump stopped him in his tracks.

“When I seen it, I was just in awe, I think it’s Jesus, Jesus’ head … it looks like he is ascending into heaven,” O’Connor said.

And where else has Jesus been lately?

(via J-Walk)

Samurai Dog Armor

From PinkTentacle.com:

This suit of dog armor — identified by antique Japanese armor dealer Toraba.Com as the only known and certified authentic example of its kind — is believed to have been created for the pet of a wealthy, high-ranking and presumably eccentric samurai or daimyo (feudal lord) in the mid to late Edo period (mid-18th to mid-19th century). Although the carved wooden helmet and coat of black-lacquered scale mail would have provided effective protection against enemy attack, evidence suggests the canine never wore the armor into battle. More likely, the suit served as a decorative costume for parades and other formal ceremonial occasions.

Daily Dose of Ingersoll

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It gives me immense pleasure to say to this audience that
orthodox religion is dying out of the civilized world. It is a sick
man. It has been attacked with two diseases — softening of the
brain and ossification of the heart. It is a religion that no
longer satisfies the intelligence of this country; that no longer
satisfies the brain; a religion against which the heart of every
civilized man and woman protests. It is a religion that gives hope
only to a few; that puts a shadow upon the cradle; that wraps the
coffin in darkness and fills the future of mankind with flame and
fear. It is a religion that I am going to do what little I can
while I live to destroy. In its place I want humanity, I want good
fellowship, I want intellectual liberty — free lips, the
discoveries and inventions of genius, the demonstrations of science
— the religion of art, music and poetry — of good houses, good
clothes, good wages — that is to say, the religion of this world.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Orthodoxy”(1884)