Back in October last year I wrote about God and human delusions: purported images of Divine subjects that have 'appeared' in ordinary items. Some have lasted, some haven't, but none has ever been proven to be anything but accidental and coincidental.
Two new such appearances have hit the news this week. One, in England, concerns a man who found the 'face of Jesus' in a bite mark in his chocolate bar.
A chocolate fan has taken the biscuit after finding an image of Jesus after biting into a Kit-Kat.
The astonishing vision emerged on Good Friday after a website called for oddball religious discoveries.
"I was amazed. I just took a bite and then I saw the face of Christ in it," the finder told the NU.nl Dutch website.
The second is from Maine, where a New Gloucester luthier, Joe Lepore, says he found the face of Christ on a guitar he'd just made.
"I started looking at it and I'm like hey, there's something in there. Then I saw a face. I go, that's weird. Then I started looking at it again, then I turned it over and I saw this face and I say, 'Hey, there's a guy standing there and he looks like Jesus,'" said Lepore.
Personally, I can't see a face on that guitar: but I can see the semblance of a face in the bite mark on the chocolate bar, if I stretch my imagination. Needless to say, I don't think either image is of Divine origin!
(On the other hand, if a guitar is instrumental in someone's salvation, who am I to complain? There's no need to get highly strung about it!)