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Welcome back, Rudis 🙂
What about a mole on someone’s face that looks like a face? It is technically a thing on the front of a person’s head.
But but…its so improbable that one of the hundreds of billions of cornflakes in the world compose itself into something that my evolved-to-see-faces brain would interpret as a vague face that it must be s sign from god that we should all repent and accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour!
I suppose you’ve also seen the story about that field in Hungary and the picture in Google Earth? People are making out to be a picture of Jesus. It never ends, does it?
Yeah that’s totally Jesus face in that field. It looks exactly like all those photographs and contemporary paintings we have of him…
My dog’s butt looks like a dog’s butt. Oh man!
What always strikes me is that the TV channels even report this, and largely without ridicule.
Yet politically relevant things often get no air time at all.
Oh a potato chip is formed like a guy with a beard (with heavy squinting) it must be Jesus!
I recommend doing a search on YouTube for “Mitchell & Webb Atheist Watermelon”. It’s priceless!
Hmm. Last night I saw the profile of a bearded man in the folds of my comforter, but I didn’t bother to wonder what individual it resembled.
Humans are, of course, naturally conditioned to recognize any resemblance to a human face, but the tendency to associate it with religious icons is, I guess, another level of conditioning. Innate vs. social.
(If you guys all became obsessed with finding the FSM in your food, I’d probably subconsciously join in. So please don’t.)
It’s funny you should mention that. I sat down to a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs the other day and, upon looking down at my tasty meal, was literally bowled away by the likeness of His Noodlyness that I saw before me!
‘What about a mole on someone’s face that looks like a face? It is technically a thing on the front of a person’s head.’
What if I’ve got part of someone else’s anatomy on the front of my head – is that a face?
And what’s this then 🙂 ?
More importantly, how do I pronounce ‘paraidolia’? I use the related concept of apophenia quite a lot but chicken out with this one. Is it ‘paray-dolia’, ‘para-aydolia’, or what?
Might help if I spelt ‘pareidolia’ right, of course.
‘(If you guys all became obsessed with finding the FSM in your food, I’d probably subconsciously join in. So please don’t.)’
there’s one character too many in the cartoon’s final, “bleeped” version of “fucking.” lol.