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Old 16th May 2018, 02:08 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
Joking aside, does anyone else find it truly depressing that people over the age of about six who've presumably had the benefit of some kind of education, or at least contact with the real world outside of a cult, in the modern day, would look at that and believe it was photos of an angel?
It is quite saddening. I feel like we are failing these folks.
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Old 16th May 2018, 03:21 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith View Post
It is quite saddening. I feel like we are failing these folks.
I agree.
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Old 16th May 2018, 04:58 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Myriad View Post
At least it's not the weeping variety.

Probably.
Just to be safe, don't blink. And remember, that which contains the image of an angel is itself an angel.

Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
Joking aside, does anyone else find it truly depressing that people over the age of about six who've presumably had the benefit of some kind of education, or at least contact with the real world outside of a cult, in the modern day, would look at that and believe it was photos of an angel?
Every single day. And this is only one of the smaller things. Every single day a couple of million people listen to Alex Jones.
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Old 17th May 2018, 12:37 PM   #44
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I noticed today that the guy who initially identified the moth as an angel is the fire chief. That's a bit worrying...
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Old 19th May 2018, 01:11 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by smartcooky View Post
Chase?
i think calling Chevy a pinhead is a bit much.
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Old 19th May 2018, 01:43 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by EHocking View Post
i think calling Chevy a pinhead is a bit much.

I thought he was talking about the town in Maryland.

Probably fit lots of angels there.

If they could afford it.
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Old 19th May 2018, 06:24 AM   #47
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Those pikers in Michigan just get the dregs. Here in Vermont (AKA God's Country®) choirs of seraphim are a routine sight.

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Old 19th May 2018, 04:31 PM   #48
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It looks more like a plague on all your houses.
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Old 19th May 2018, 04:34 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by EHocking View Post
It looks more like a plague on all your houses.

A "plague of seraphim"? Is that the correct collective noun?

Sounds good to me.
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Old 19th May 2018, 06:52 PM   #50
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I tried to ask one of them what noun of assemblage it preferred, but it was hard to pin down.
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Funny isn't it. Angels are invisible whenever they want, which is most of the time. Yet somehow they can't figure out CCTV. The morons.
Well, everyone is so well behaved in heaven they don't need CCTV so they're not used to it.

Anyway, it's clearly an angel, there can't possibly be any other explanation. Anyone who claims to see a moth is just seeing what they want to see, it's pareidolia, I mean, who ever heard of a moth fluttering around a car park at night, ridiculous. Definitely an angel, checking out the SUV. Probably looking for valuables on the back seat.

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Old 21st May 2018, 06:23 AM   #52
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Maybe he's a lepidopterist and really meant Olceclostera angelica?
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A local TV station where I live posted this on their FB page. (In this case, truly fake news.) I replied with a link to information about pareidolia.
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Old 29th May 2018, 09:26 AM   #54
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I used to see hundreds of angels worshiping the light in my backyard, but these days I rarely see them - yet another sad example of global scepticism killing off supernatural species?
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