A blessed visit from the Holy Water Vapor

Oh for fuck’s sake.  Honestly, people, you need to get a grip on reality here.  Sorry, but this stuff just drives me bonkers…  Just because the clouds do something you’ve never seen before doesn’t mean it’s a sign from God or that the “end times” are near.  Even if it was a sign, what is it trying to say?  “Hey look, I’m a big round rainbowy cloud”?  You’d think if God wanted to give us a sign, it would be something that left nothing to interpretation.  (And please don’t say your faith tells you this is a holy event, because we both know that’s quite a stretch.)

Costa Rica Cloud Formation: Scientists Explain Cloud Formation As Christians Celebrate Sign From God

One woman who posted a photo of the mystery said it looked “like the end of times.” She said the “skies opened up as if it were the end of times — It was truly a beautiful glimpse of what our God has in store for us on the day he comes back.”  Another Escazu resident, Jessie Montealegre, said she was also was amazed by the sky phenomenon. “It was breathtaking,” she said. “It’s like a sign of God.”


But wait!  This looks very familiar…  I think I’ve seen God’s handiwork like this before!

Anyway, leave it to the killjoy scientists to burst this heavenly bubble and ruin everything with their science and reason and stuff:

However, experts said the cloud has a less divine explanation — a rare phenomenon known as “cloud iridescence.” Eladio Solano, a meteorologist with Costa Rica’s National Meteorological Institute, said the colorful effect is caused by the sun’s light being refracted by water droplets and ice crystals in the cloud.

OK, all snarkiness aside…I get that religious people take comfort in things they believe to be signs from heaven.  It probably feels really good to think you’ve made contact with something “out there.”  But when you start seeing an all-powerful Supreme Being in mundane things like clouds, toast, or even brain scans, maybe that is the sign you should pay attention to — it’s telling you that you’re taking this stuff a wee bit too far.

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  1. You really got me on this one. I’m still laughing. For those who believe in a deity, I can almost understand wanting to see the deity’s hand in what appears to be unusual. It’s sad that man of these same people often don’t see the wonders of another human being who also appears to be unusual.


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