Jesus in a Tree?

We’ve had Jesus Toast… Jesus in a shower… and also Jesus in a Penrith toilet.

Now the Daily Mail is reporting on Jesus in a Tree…


According to the Daily Mail:

The face of Jesus has been spotted on trees, windowpanes and even slices of toast.

But the Son of God has now made his latest earthly appearance on a tree stump in Belfast City Cemetery.

The outline of what appears to be a bearded figure resembling the image of Jesus appeared on a recently felled tree beside a grave.

The image has fascinated people visiting the Falls Road graveyard with footage even being posted on YouTube and social networking sites.

Graveyard workers say several people have been spotted sitting and praying to the image.

One worker said ‘Before long this place will become like Knock’, (Knock Shrine in Co. Mayo is Ireland’s National Marian Shrine, pilgrims visit the site of the Apparition in 1879).

Local people say it’s a sign from god, workers say it was the burn marks left from the chainsaw, others have there own opinion, but no one really knows how the image got there.

Read more:

The ‘Pray-o-mat’

The Pray o Mat Prayer Booth

In Manchester?

Need a photo booth to pray in?

This could be the answer:

The Pray o Mat in Manchester

According to the Daily Mail:

Instead of waiting for a service at a local church or temple, worshippers can now pop into a ‘Pray-o-mat’ and pick up a blessing.

Believers can follow their faiths in a whole new frame of mind by saying their prayers in this ‘church’ made from an old photo booth.
Instead of paying £5 for a set of four passport snaps, people can now use the touch screen inside the converted booth to listen to up 300 pre-recorded prayers and incantations in 65 different languages.

As well as the Lords Prayer, there are Buddhist and Islamic benedictions; Aborigine devotional songs,Voodoo blessings and solemn chanting of an orthodox Jewish congregation.
Even Tom Cruise is catered for, with five minutes of Scientology prayers included too in the booth.

Users will step into the booth named the ‘Pray-o-mat’, scroll through a menu and make the selection on the touch-screen – before donating money in a nearby slot.

Read more at the Daily Mail (I personally love the voice over on the video)

Now this is part of a research project, so lets not take this to seriously, but can you imagine yourself using this?

If so, would you be able to take it seriously?

Can we expect to see technology automating, what would normally be a Church experience, more in the future? 

(hat tip to @@IdleHistorian)