Feòrag: March 2003 Archives

March 28, 2003

Are those Catholic evil spirits or Protestant evil spirits?

If Rangers sign up Saliou Lassissi , a defender from the Ivory Coast, the fans will have something other than the usual religious arguments. Lassissi was badly injured in a game two years ago, but his rehabilitation has been delayed because he believes that modern medicine is evil.

Italian clubs have long been at the forefront of sports injury rehabilitation but, for Lassissi, his employers came to embody the devil incarnate.
A variety of injections were included in his treatment - vitamins, cortisone, painkillers - anti-inflammatories, but, according to sources within the Roma treatment room, Lassissi refused them all.
He believed that injections carried evil spirits, that everything his Ivory Coast upbringing had taught him screamed out that great harm would befall him if he accepted the physio's treatment programme.
Roma were dumbfounded. Lassissi refused to have anything to do with bad medicine and Roma saw his rehab stretching further and further into the distance.

FOOTBALL: SPELL OF A PLAYER - The Daily Record, 28th March 2003.

Domestic violence in Africa

Namibia: The Combating of Domestic Violence Bill has been passed by the Namibian National Assemby despite the claims of one member that it would infringe on the rights of those men who have been made impotent by their wives' witchcraft. National Assembly Passes Anti-Violence Bill - The Namibian (via allAfrica.com), 28th March 2003.

March 27, 2003

Bargain of the Day: Angel Doll

Just the thing for your child - an ANGEL DOLL-SPEAKS BIBLE VERSES & SINGS:

THIS BEAUTIFUL ANGEL DOLL DELIVERS GODæ‹… WORD. PRESS HER LEFT HAND, AND SHE SINGS, GOD LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN. PRESS HER TUMMY, AND SHE WILL SPEAK 1 OF 5 BIBLE VERSES: 1. JESUS SAID, LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME TO ME.(MARK 10:14). 2. LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL AND STRENGTH. (DEUTERONOMY 6:5) 3. I WILL SING PRAISES TO MY GOD. (PSALM 104:33). 4. GLORY TO GOD AND PEACE ON EARTH. (LUKE 2:14). 5. GOD LOVED THE WORLD SO MUCH THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY SON. (JOHN 3:16 PARAPHRASED). HER EYES BLINK, AND WILL CLOSE WHEN SHE LIES DOWN. SHE IS WEARING A WHITE GOWN, TRIMMED IN WHITE LACE, WITH A GOLD BOW AT THE NECK. HER WINGS SPAN APPROXIMATELY 10 INCHES, AND ARE TRIMMED IN WHITE LACE, AND GOLD RIBBON. SHE HAS BLONDE ROOTED HAIR, THAT IS ADORNED WITH A WHITE AND GOLD HALO. THE DOLL IS APPROXIMATELY 12 ½INCHES LONG. THE HEAD, ARMS, AND LEGS ARE MADE OF VINYL. USES 2 "AA" BATTERIES.

Witchcraft allegation leads to riot

Indonesia: A police officer is among nine people injured in a tribal battle in Papua. The fighting involved around 300 people armed with spears, arrows and rocks.

The riot in Mimika district erupted recently after tribesmen in Banti village descended on the neighbouring Kimbeli village and attacked its people, accusing them of killing a Banti resident by witchcraft.

Nine injured in Papuan tribal violence - Radio Australia, 27th March 2003.

Temple life is depressing

Thailand: Many Buddhist monks, especially older ones, are confused and lonely individuals suffering from mental health problems that have driven them to contemplate suicide, according to a psychotherapist who gets to treat them. Dr Jutharas Kosiyakul said that many of them become confused after believing they've acheived enlightenment and hear strange noises at night. And in what appears to be a regrettable mistranslation, she is said to have told a workshop Fortunately, most refused to resist killing themselves. Many monks harbour suicidal tendencies - Bangkok Post, 27th March 2003.

Something Keegan might like to try

The president of the Romanian Football Federation has announced that he might hire a witch to hex the Danish team prior to the two countries' Euro 2004 qualifier later this week. Mircea Sandu claimed that a similar tactic had worked 14 years ago. Romanian football chiefs may hire witch to put spell on Denmark - Ananova, 26th March 2003.

Saddam and the aliens

Even though it's been all over the net, including here, President Bush would not have known about Iraq's alien technology if his father hadn't told him about it because the president of the USA doesn't have a security clearance high enough to be in the know about all the Black Operations projects. These are the weapons Bush is worried about, which is the real reason he's trying to invade. UFOs are Saddam's secret - UFO watchers claim - Stuff, 21st March 2003.

For a more thorough analysis of the role of extraterrestrials in the current conflict, pop over to The Home of Exopolitics.

This site is dedicated to producing high quality research papers that focus on the political implications of what an overwhelming amount of evidence conclusively points to as an Extraterrestrial presence on Earth that is known by clandestine government organizations who keep official knowledge of this presence secret from the general public and elected political officials.

Of greatest interest to the Prattle is the paper An Exopolitical Perspective on the Preemptive War against Iraq. Close to the end we learn that the Columbia disaster was a deliberate use of alien weapons, not by the Iraqis (as per the Prattle's mock conspiracy theory), but by France and Germany as part of a pwer struggle over who has access to extraterrestrial technology.

The fourth piece of circumstantial evidence was the destruction of the Space Shuttle Columbia during its final descent on February 1, 2003, at an approximate height of 38 miles and travelling at Mach 18. One of the astronauts was the first Israeli in Space, Colonel IIan Ramon from the Israeli Airforce. Col Ramon reportedly played a role in the Israeli attack on Iraq's nuclear facility in Osirak in June 1981, and there has been speculation that his mission involved intelligence gathering over Iraq during the Shuttle's orbits. The destruction of Columbia occurred 16 minutes before touch down when its fuel tanks would have been virtually empty. A likely source of the Shuttle's destruction, given the speed and height of the Columbia, would have been some form of attack from an organization or state possessing military capabilities well beyond any terrorist groups and indeed most nations. The likely cause would have been a clandestine government organization that desired to send an important message to its US rivals over the threatened preemptive attack on Iraq.

Unfortunately, the site appears to be devoid of any kind of sensible navigation, but delving through the footnotes of the papers unearths most of it.

March 26, 2003

Alien with nine lives

A UFO sighting in Norway is likely to have been the spectacular demise of an unfortunate cat which climbed an electrical pole and was electrocuted. UFO could have been electrocuted cat - Ananova, 25th March 2003.

Surprise, surprise

The current attacks on Iraq have inspired predictions of Armageddon and the Second Coming - this article from an Ohio newspaper looks at them in more depth. Iraq war generates predictions of Apocalypse - The Beacon Journal, 22nd March 2003.

Teaching history 'discriminates against witches'

A theology graduate has complained that a display about 17th century attitudes to witchcraft put together by school pupils as a history project encourages discrimination.

Theology graduate Pauline Charles said the 17th Century attitudes had no place in a 21st Century classroom.
She saw the exhibition when she went to an adult education workshop at the college and was shocked the paintings were stereotypical images of old women with bulbous noses and tall hats.
She said: I was horrified schoolchildren should be encouraged to discriminate in this way.

A local 'white witch', Marina Pepper, did not feel oppressed on being told about the exhibition and was keen to see it.

It sounds very much like this was a proper history project to me. I would be intrigued to see the paintings. I am sure the students will have learnt from it that religious fundamentalism in any form is wrong.

School in 'witch discrimination' row - The Argus, 19th March 2003.

A cross exchange

Kenya: A Christian worshipper has been killed in a fight during a prayer meeting in a church. Joseph Okech, 26, was hit in the nape with a wooden plank yanked off a huge cross standing on the church compound.

Trouble started when a group invaded the church during the sermon, and tried to eject a priest whose leadership they were opposed to.
Witnesses said Mr Okech was felled by a blow to the nape by a member of the invading group who had suffered a beating from his opponents earlier.
The attacker just rose from where he had fallen, broke off the horizontal part of the big cross in the compound and started beating everyone in sight. He reached Okech and hit him on the back of the head with the wooden plank, said a witness who declined to be named.

Fighting in Church Leaves Man Dead - The Nation (via allAfrica.com), 17th March 2003.

Anti-semitism in France

A group of young French Jews has been attacked by several dozen assailants with metal bars at an anti-war demonstration in Paris last Saturday. The demonstration attracted 90, 000 people (police figure) and was otherwise peaceful. The mayor has condemned the attack.

In the name of Parisians, I want to condemn, as strongly as possible, these unacceptable acts, Mayor Bertrand Delanoe said in a statement. In Paris, everyone must be respected in dignity, no matter what their culture, identity or spiritual faith.

According the the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the attacks were more serious than reported in the press:

In separate incidents, two Jewish youths were hospitalized Saturday afternoon after being stabbed in Paris by individuals who had taken part in an anti-war demonstration. One young man was stabbed and lightly wounded after a group of men noticed his yarmulke. The attackers are believed to have been immigrants from North Africa. After stabbing the young man, they tried to break in to the Hashomer Hatzair [a Jewish youth group] building, but members of the youth group managed to block the entrance. Fifteen minutes later, a 24-year-old youth group advisor exited the building to address a television crew that had arrived to interview him. After exiting the building, he was seriously wounded when passers-by attacked him with metal rods and chains.

There has been a worrying number of anti-semitic attacks in France over the last two years and Jews are becoming afraid of wearing anything which indicates their Jewishness. Tensions in the Middle East have made the situation worse, especially when people have difficulty telling the difference between Jews and the current government of Israel - something to which the Simon Wiesenthal Center contributes with statements like this:

Of course we expect French police to do more to protect its Jewish students, but the ultimate responsibility for this horrific environment lays with the French media who turn a blind eye to Moslem extremists, while fanning the flames of intolerance against Israel and her supporters.

Paris Mayor Condemns Attack on Jews - The Guardian, 24th March 2003; WIESENTHAL CENTER: IN WAKE OF LATEST PEACE RALLY ATTACKS, FRENCH AUTHORITIES AND MEDIA MUST ACT TO END 'OPEN SEASON ON JEWS' - Simon Wiesenthal Center, 24th March 2003.

March 18, 2003

Bargain of the Day: Message from Jesus

Okay, so the auction 9/11 - MESSAGE FROM JESUS newspaper cutting is really so the message itself can be seen by lots of people. The vendor, it seems, has a close relationship with her imaginary invisible friend:

Well, the Holy Spirit is nagging me again(He does do that some times!) to get this message on ebay! We will always remember 9/11. when I think about it I am sad, but lately I get angry! There will be so many making money on selling t-shirts, hats, pictures, etc. I have heard soooooo many TV personalities make terrorist jokes! When I hear them I want to scream at them.....YOU DIDN'T HAVE ANY LOVED ONES LOST IN THE TRAGEDY DID YOU? Of course, they didn't or they wouldn't be laughing at it!!What a shame and how it hurts our God...our creator! I wrote this MESSAGE FROM JESUS right after the New York incident....I am sure with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit...I wanted to put it on ebay every week, but lost the picture on the computer somewhere....soooooo, with that still small voice pushing me on, I have taken another picture and am offering it to you. My husband took the message to work (he works at a newspaper office) to share with his fellow employees and they ended up putting it in the newspaper in this little town in Texas! And now the LORD is seeing to it that YOU may read it.....may you open your heart and pray for wisdom AND pray for our country and the world.....it won't be long that HE will return and we must tell the whole world that God and His son, Jesus, are ALIVE and well and that they had better prepare THEMSELVES spiritually....May GOD bless your life and your little corner of the world and may you seek the REAL truth from God's word....not what the world offers you as truth!...Bid is for the newspaper article...but the message is priceless!

The image on the page is large, so you can read it, but if you can't, don't worry - just e-mail Jeanne and she'll send you A FREE COPY!

There's nowt so queer as folk

Yorkshire: Two residents of Brighouse are concerned that a planned mobile phone mast on a church tower will be used to transmit pornography.

Mr Craig Drake and his wife Melody, who live in Haigh Street opposite the church, are leading a campaign against the installation of the masts. They made sure church members were aware of the possible pornographic link by placing leaflets on car windscreens during last Sunday morning's service.

We are very worried about the proposals. As well as the link with pornography there are health risks attached to the equipment and we do not feel the church tower is the right place for this equipment, said Mr Drake.

He said the video 'phone technology had only previously been available in Japan and it had become known that video phones were used to transmit pornographic images.

We fear this will happen in this country. Paedophile rings on the Internet are being clamped down on and we are worried people will use the new video 'phones instead, said Mr Drake, who has an 11-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter. I do not feel this is an appropriate use of the church tower.

Porn 'beamed from church mast' - Brighouse Today, 7th March 2003 - link likely to break as they keep moving it. (Thanks, Tez)

March 13, 2003

Conspiracy corner

Is the indecent haste with which our leaders wish to go to war with Iraq all part of the Jewish conspiracy? At least one US Representative seems to think so, which led to this article, Blaming the Jews, in LiberalOasis.

The short answer is no. The long answer takes us on a trip through the anti-semitic fringe left, Pat Buchanan, the aforementioned Representative's history of Jew-blaming, Bush's non-interest in the Jewish vote and the fundie requirement for the Jews to occupy all of Israel before they convert them during the end-times. It's long, it's complicated, and it's worth the time to read it. See also Liberal Oasis looks at "the Jewish issue" - The Sideshow (Avedon Carol), 13th March 2003.

Letting it all hang out.

Zambia: Police who said that a suspect had been using witchcraft to elude them have now been accused of using witchcraft to enable them to catch him! The officers are said to have engaged the services of a witchdoctor.

Accusations that police removed their underpants to make the search more effective would be interpreted in Zambia as a sure sign of witchery; black magic is best practised naked.
But police said that, apart from the lack of underpants and their urination on traditional herbs found at Kalumba's hideaway, it was a conventional operation.
In the latest twist a journalist has been cautioned by police after claiming in an article that the president, Levy Mwanawasa, sanctioned the police's use of witchcraft as a last resort in the search for Dr Kalumba.

Worldwide: Police accused of using witchcraft to catch fugitive - Daily Telegraph, 8th March 2003. See also: Police blame witchcraft for their incompetence - Pagan Prattle, 16th January 2003.

March 12, 2003

Dizzy omi

United States of America: Arlon Lindner, a Minnesota State Representative who earlier claimed that gays were not persecuted during the Nazi holocaust now insists that gays were the persecutors. And in trying to justify his claims he's upset African-American and Jewish members of the House as well:

During debate on a bill sponsored by Linder that would strip gays and lesbians of state human rights protections the Republican told legislators: What I'm trying to prevent is the Holocaust of our children [from AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases]. If you want to sit around and wait until America becomes another African continent, you do that, but I'm going to do something.

The debate had its moments:

And when Rep. Lynda Boudreau noted that the Nazis exterminated Jews after outlawing possession of firearms, Rep. Phyllis Kahn replied: The first thing the Nazis passed was repeal of legalized abortion.

Linder's beliefs are taken from The Pink Swastika, published by an extreme right Christian fundamentalist ministry in Wisconsin. Holocaust Denier Now Claims Gays Responsible For WWII - 365gay.com, 12th March 2003. See also: The Annotated Pink Swastika from Citizens Allied for Civic Action.

Phelps fails to protest.

United Kingdom: Fred Phelps failed to picket the opening of The Laramie Project in London last night, even though he'd written to the UK gay press promising to do so. The play is about the murder of gay teenager Matthew Shephard, an action Phelps, and his Westboro Baptist Church, heartily approve of. As their counter-protest was not needed, a group from the National Union of Students handed out leaflets undisturbed.

Homophobic demonstrators stay away from play's first nightGay.com news, 12th March 2003.

Cynical evangelists encourage Satanic panic

Lebanon: Rumours about Satanic cults kidnapping children, removing their hearts and drinking their blood have terrified children so much that they are asking to carry mace to protect themselves, and Christian evangelists have been quick to exploit the situation.

Tele-Lumiere, a private Christian television station, aired a report on devil worship last Sunday, and included a live testimony from an alleged former devil worshipper, who described in detail the orgies and bloody rituals she and her devil worshipping mates would partake in.
The young woman, whose face was blurred, recounted that cult members would strip young girls of their virginity and if an unwanted pregnancy resulted, the unborn baby would be offered as a sacrifice before the mother was due to deliver.

No mention was made of the fact the early Christians were accused of exactly the same thing by the Romans. Apaprently you can recognise a devil-worshipper because they dress in black, look "grungy," have several body piercings, tattoos and long untrimmed hair and beards.

The rumours all focus on one shopping and entertainment centre, and the owners have now filed a complaint with the police.

The most popular rumor involving mysterious devil worshippers, talks of one or more teenagers being found dead in the Dunes Center restrooms with their hearts extracted.
Other rumors involving Dunes also include stories of nails being placed on theater seats, entertainment equipment being destroyed and a girl being raped.
We have closed-circuit cameras everywhere in the center, said Rayess. They are in the elevators, in the movie the aters, everywhere, and we monitor everything.
Rayess also said that the center employs two or three security guards per floor and that they keep a watchful eye on everything.
If these rumors were true, don't you think that the police would have come and sealed off the center and investigated? asked Rayess in frustration.

Non-conventional young people are already suffering harassment as a result. A number of youths have been arrested in connection with the alleged cult but were released. Judicial sources noted that having tattoos was not a crime, but others called for laws banning Satanism. Devil worshipping rumors rife among children - The Daily Star (Lebanon), 12th March 2003.

A drastic approach to curbing rumours

Tanzania: Mateo Qaresi, Mbeya Regional Commissioner has banned traditional healers from the area in an attempt to stop a spate of witchcraft-related killings. Any healer remaining in the area after the ban comes into effect will be arrested.

Qaresi said the government was waging war against killers of women and rumour mongers who spread reports that body parts of women were needed in witchcraft rituals.

He said the government would make sure that the spate of killings of women in the region would end in two months time from now.

He described as untrue claims that 60 women were needed to be sacrificed for the new Southern African Development Community international airport to be constructed in Songwe area.

Mbeya RC bans traditional doctors from neighbouring regions, countriesThe Guardian (Tanzania), 12th March 2003. See also An African Ripper?Pagan Prattle, 24th February 2003 and African witch-beliefsPagan Prattle, 1st November 2002.

Witchcraft not blamed, for a change

South Africa: The partner of an elderly woman hospitalised after a snake bite has been quick to dismiss rumours that the infestation of snakes in Ironsyde, Palm Springs and Lakeside is the result of witchcraft. Instead, he suggested the council deal with the problem once and for all. First rats now snakes invade Vaal - Vaal Weekblad, 12th March 2003.

'Satanists' released

Morocco: Eleven of the 14 heavy metal fans recently jailed have been released on bail pending appeals. They were conviceted of distributing material which undermines good morals and making people listen, with bad intent, to songs which contravene good morals or incite debauchery. During the trial, the prosecution linked the music fans to an organised Satanic cult, but the defense argued that heavy metal subculture has been misunderstood. Public opinion has been on the fans' side, with many fearing a conservative Muslim crusade against youth culture. Moroccan Court Grants Bail for Heavy Metal Fans - Reuters, 12th March 2003.

What are the odds these folk are fundies?

South Africa: Managing to confuse at least three different religious traditions in one go, a counsellor has claimed:

Hennie Brits, a counsellor, said the area was known as the witches' Mecca. Hundreds of school children are drawn into Satanism and become involved in crime, drugs and prostitution in this manner. The youngest witch that I know of is 12 years old.

Another self-styled "expert", Korbus Jonker, claimed The number of Satanists in South Africa is estimated at about 62 000 and 80% are younger than 18. Up to 14 people are killed in Satanist sacrifices every year and told news sources that initiation involved blood sacrifces and rape. The evidence of this was some brightly-coloured graffiti with the odd goat's head and pentagram.

Even though the news items didn't specifically mention Paganism, the Pagen Federation were put on the defensive, emphasising that Neopagan practice bears no resemblemce to those described and that the only Satanist group they knew of in the area was not open to under 18s.

As far as reports of sex orgies are concerned, added [South African Pagan Federation president the Rev Norman] Geldenhuys,I've been in the game for 28 years, and I'm not averse to being a little naughty, but I haven't found one (orgy) yet.

Teen Satanist cell found - News24, 7th March 2003; Satanism: Pagans spell it out - News24, 12th March 2003.

March 6, 2003

Bargain of the Day: Three shepherds clock

How can any sitting room be complete without a Jesus & The Shepards 3D Glass Shelf Clock?

You are bidding on a brand new Glass 3D Foil image of Jesus Christ & shepard children Shelf Clock w/mirror border. Beautiful 7 x 8 inch Clock features a full color foil image of Jesus Christ appearing to 3 Shepard children in the background w/a Quartz clock in the foreground. There is a mirror border surrounding the image set in a protected glass cover plate w/etched mirrored images of a couple of flowers. The fully functional clock is battery operated & requires a AA battery. The clock also has a brass pin which screws in the back of the clock which acts as a stand. Items come shipped in a protective box cover. Very nice display piece. Kind of reminds me of my Grandmothers old 3D image of Jesus Christ, use to spook me since it looked like Jesus was winking at me or something. Those of you brought up in catholic homes know exactly what I am talking about.

March 4, 2003

Interesting reading

Ethical Atheist asks Is Pat Robertson a Terrorist? and Is Jerry Falwell a Terrorist? .

America and the world are outraged by the attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon. We are living in fear of further attacks and now even fear our own mail might infect us with anthrax. We are trying to bring to justice Osama bin Laden and the Al Qaeda terrorist network. The trouble is, we can't find them. So, we direct our anger at the Taliban government of Afghanistan for harboring terrorists. However, the United States appears to be harboring its own group of dangerous religious fanatics who, upon close examination, seem to share many of the same characteristics of the terrorists we are seeking abroad. Let's look at one, shall we?

The articles take the form of tables comparing the words and actions of the evangelists and Osama bin Laden.

Ham-fisted ban

Batley, West Yorkshire: A primary school has banned any reference to pigs, including traditional stories such as The Three Little Pigs in case it offends Muslims, much to the bewilderment of Muslims themselves.

Inayat Bunglawala, of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: This is bizarre. There is nothing to stop children reading about pigs. The ban is simply on the consumption of pork and pig products.

The ban was discovered when a parent realised that all references to pigs had been removed from homework sheets. Children banned from reading Three Little Pigs - Ananova, 4th March 2003.

Thou canst not get me

Ministers on the Church of Scotland are so worried about changes to their working conditions that union membership among them has doubled in recent months.

[Reverend Ian Fraser] said: I think people are coming into the trade union because they want the support of an organisation which knows how to negotiate and to achieve better conditions of service for all those involved in the work of the church.
The church is a complex organisation with committees and the minister very often feels very alone, so, it needs the support of a network, like a trade union, to see us through the difficult times.

Clergy signing up to union - BBC News, 3rd March 2003.

March 3, 2003

A fanny thing happened on the way to the Henge

A professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology has suggested that the design of Stonehenge is based on female sexual anatomy. Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Anthony Perks observes that some of the stones had been rubbed smooth, but that others had not received such attention, and this got him thinking:

He noticed how the inner stone trilithons were arranged in a more elliptical, or egg-shaped, pattern than a true circle. Comparing the layout with the shape of female sexual organs showed surprising parallels.
Perks believes the labia majora could be represented by the outer stone circle and possibly the outer mound, with the inner circle serving as the labia minora, the altar stone as the clitoris and the empty geometric center outlined by bluestones representing the birth canal.

Perks knows a lot about women's bits, but is no archæologist. He repeats ideas about a universal mother goddess without any reference to the long, on-going debate on the matter and makes an anachronistic and geographically-suspect mention of Celts. Female Anatomy Inspired Stonehenge? Discovery Channel, 28th February 2003.

Bargains of the Day: Jesus art

We have two bargains for you today, both of which would look absolutely exquisite adorning the walls of any abode. First there is this Jesus Christ Velvet 1979 Praying Painting:

We hit the jackpot and found this old image in the back of the warehouse. WOW!!
This is a Fabulous Velvet Jesus Christ Painting! Made in 1979!!!!
This lovely hand painted picture of Jesus is on soft deep rich velvet.
If you love Jesus or know someone who does, this is a MUST HAVE for any collector. GREAT GIFT, THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!!
  • INCREDIBLE ITEM!!
  • It features:
  • Collectors Item from 1979
  • Jesus is shown kneeling and praying outside with a beam of light shining his halo
  • White, Gold, Orange, Red, Blue and Brown in color
  • Fine ART
  • Individually hand painted
  • Painted on soft deep rich velvet which is stretched over wood backing
  • Item measures 12" X 16"
  • ONE TIME SALE ONLY ON THIS PIECE

Or maybe a 3-D Lighted Picture of Jesus in Prayer is more your style:

This is a beautiful picture of Jesus praying. He is kneeling by a rock looking skyward. The picture I have included does not do this picture justice at all.
This picture measures 15 1/2"Wide X 13 1/2"High. The 3" border is a light weight metal frame with cut-outs.
The picture measures 5" thick.
It has an electric cord with an on/off knob.
This picture is from the 1950's.

Sometimes it's better to see a religious officiant.

Osaka, Japan: A Chinese student accused of killing his wife has allegedly admitted he did it to remove her evil spirits.

I thought I would removed the evil spirits that had entered her body, police quoted the student as saying. When I held down her throat with my elbow, she stopped moving.

Chinese student kills wife to 'remove evil spirits' - Mainichi Daily News, 3rd March 2003.

Saying nothing about religion

Lucknow, India: A devotee of Shiva has cut his tongue with a razor and offered it to the deity. No one knows why he did is, as the Times of India observed: Since he was unable to speak, it could not be ascertained what prompted him to take this step. Shiva devotee slashes his tongue - Times of India 3rd March 2003.

March 2, 2003

Greek authorites shocked by stunningly original depiction of Jesus

Greek police have charged an author, translator and publisher with criminal blasphemy over a comic which shockingly depicts Jesus as a hippy.

Commenting on the decision by the Greek authorities, [author Gerhard] Haderer said: Now we have really gone back to the Middle Ages. It didn't even get that far in Catholic Austria.
Haderer stressed: My book is not an attack on religion or on believers. It is meant for believers to take a more light-hearted look at their faith and through humour become closer to God.

He is considering taking the matter to the European Court of Human Rights. Greek police seize hippy Jesus book - Ananova, 28th February 2003.

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