Saturday, November 21, 2009

Medjugorje Apparition Message Generator

The banal messages from the alleged Medjugorje apparitions look pretty much the same, with a lot of repetition. I wouldn't be surprised if the visionaries or their handlers have a bag containing strips of paper, each imprinted with random sentences from previous messages and they pluck 4 or 5 out, assembling them into a 'message.' Let's create one using this technique:
Dear children! Also today I call you
to personal conversion.
Be joyful carriers of peace
and love in this peaceless world.
Therefore, little children,
pray without ceasing for this turbulent
world without hope, so that you
may become witnesses
of peace for all.
I am with you for this long because you
are on the wrong path,.
Only with my help, little children,
you will open your eyes.
Convert little children, open
yourselves to God and to His plan
for each of you.
Thank you for having responded
to my call.
From the Bishop of Mostar:
"If as Catholics, loyal sons and daughters of the Church, we wish to live according to Church norms and teachings, glorifying the Holy Trinity, venerating the B. V. Mary ever Virgin, the Immaculate Conception, the Mother of God who was Assumed in heaven and wish to confess all that the Church teaches us in the Creed, then we need not search for alternative “apparitions” and “messages” whose character the Church has not acknowledged as supernatural!"
A commenter at another site offered some insightful commentary on the phenomena:

"In fact, the Blessed Mother of Medjugorje doesn’t have anything to say beyond a collection of sweet, vague, dippy teenager pieties. Since I refuse to believe that the real mother of Jesus is a dopey airhead, I must conclude that she’s not appearing at Medjugorje and not saying those dopey airhead things."

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