Jesus Marmite

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/8071865.stm

Holy MarmiteIt’s true, you either love it or you hate it.

It seems that the face of Jesus has moved from normally appearing on toast to appearing on Marmite lids.  Jesus has also been known to make an appearance on steamed up bathroom mirrors, moldy walls and camera flash reflections in glass.

Good news for the faithful and good news for Marmite who can expect a modest sales boost at no advertising cost to themselves.  Also good news for atheists like me who find such things ridiculous in every sense of the word.  It made me laugh but not in a charitable or self depreciating way.

Just for the sake of arguing, the “face” of Jesus isn’t actually Jesus and in no way provides any evidence of divine intervention.  No miracle has occurred.  What we have here is a person seeing a pattern in Marmite and associating it with a popular image.  Humans are very good at recognising patterns.  I’m almost sure that this can go unsaid but for news stories like this that indicate that some people just don’t get it.

Besides which I’m pretty sure that Marmite isn’t even in the bible.

Personally I think it looks like Ozzy Osbourne.

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10 responses to “Jesus Marmite

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    “Good news for the faithful and good news for Marmite who can expect a modest sales boost at no advertising cost to themselves. Also good news for atheists like me who find such things ridiculous in every sense of the word.”

    More patronising and generalistic bleatings from the Frog. *Yawn*

  2. Sae

    I was thinking it looked a bit like an earlier version of Voldemort 😉

  3. I’d rather find Jesus in a potato

  4. I think it’s a miracle that Ozzie Osbourne would allow an image of himself to adorn the inside of jars of marmite without seeking royalties!

    Jesus has also been known to make an appearance on steamed up bathroom mirrors, moldy walls and camera flash reflections in glass.

    You missed out in fluffy clouds in the sky and in caves in Statlagtite/mite formations?

    So are you suggesting those things are not ‘newsworthy’ or worth pointing out to visitors to tourist caves/kids on a summer’s day??

    Or is it only ok to ‘knock’ the pattern recognition we humans do so well when someone ‘sees’ Jesus or the Virgin Mary?

    How many times have you seen a face on the inside of a marmite jar? Does the rarity not make it ‘valid’ news. (Hardly worth knocking Gordon Brown or the financial crisis off the front page, i happily accept… then again – i think i’d rather have the marmite story actually) 😉

    Call it ‘personal taste’ 🙂

    <B

    • Or is it only ok to ‘knock’ the pattern recognition we humans do so well when someone ’sees’ Jesus or the Virgin Mary?

      Oh no, I’d knock it if they saw the face of Xenu, aliens or even the Flying Spaghetti Monster (may we all be touched by His noodly appendage).

  5. Would you say it was likely that the Beeb would post a story on a marmite Xenu, Alien or Flying Spaghetti Monster? ( as compared to the once a year or so, on average, they post this form of post)

    Having an enquiring mind – would you enlighten me as to what the FSM may have said or done to deserve your sycophancy? 🙂

    in what way would i and others be benefitted by the probing of a noodly appendage and why would you wish it upon me/us?

    or are you just takin the piss now? 😉

    (forgive me if that was the whole point of the initial post! i am sometimes inclined to take people seriously when they were not being. Bloggers curse, i suspect).

    <B

  6. Love, they might if it was a slow news day.

    If you are interested in the FSM I can direct you to http://www.venganza.org/ where you will undoubtedly become enlightened. Try to keep an open mind though but not so open that your brain falls out.

    • Hov – i actually checked out venganza before you posted the link to see what the fuss was and i was amazed…

      all these pictures posted by fruitcakes of their ‘Holy’ being they saw in various natural formations…

      and not one criticism by you anywhere???

      what gives Sir?? 😉

      (brains well and truly in place and intact) 🙂

      welll… as before i visited venganza anyway 😉

      i suppose it is ok to mock your God but not be serious about your Faith in Him huh?

      To each their own i guess – i didn’t read the FSM ‘bible’ so am not sure if mockery of the Holy is considered acceptable in his squiggliness’s sight?

      am i off my noodle perhaps?

      <B

  7. all these pictures posted by fruitcakes of their ‘Holy’ being they saw in various natural formations

    Precisely. That’s just how it seems to me when people see Jesus in Marmite or on toast.

    When you say you didn’t read the FSM bible are you saying that you didn’t even read the creation story? The role of beer is clearly explained.

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