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Is the Devil in the details?

posted by David Gibson

What do you see when you look at this picture of Pope Benedict XVI?
Pope horns.jpg
I swear I didn’t get it, and had to ask for help. But Catholics with more sensitive (or suspicious) eyeballs saw Devil’s horns on the pope’s head–created by the shirt collar of the man behind Benedict. Apparently there was such outrage that amNew York, which published the shot during the pontiff’s US visit last April–yes, this is still making its way around the web, and just dropped through my transom–had to issue an apology, as you see here:
Pope in amNewYork.jpg
The black-and-white version is less distinct, to me, but some saw it as a shot at the Pope and Catholicism.
Hey, maybe I’m not suspicious enough. Or I’m too busy looking for Jesus in a Cheeto.
Jesus Cheeto.jpg



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Gerard Nadal

posted February 16, 2009 at 3:41 pm


Well, there’s no denying it now. We’re the Great Satan, the Whore of Babylon all rolled into one. The camera doesn’t lie. I knew it would only be a matter of time before the truth would out! BTW, did anyone ever buy “Mary in the French Toast” on e-Bay?



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pagansister

posted February 16, 2009 at 3:51 pm


It is easy to spot the “horns” in the picture, caused by the shirt collar, and the expression on the Pope’s face isn’t exactly complimentary either. ( we all have had the uncomplimentary pictures). It’s a stretch on the Cheeto. Almost as good as the Virgin Mary seen in the dirty window in Providence, RI not to long ago. It was just dirt, folks. It’s just a Cheeto…



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Rollo1

posted February 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm


Get a life Gibson, stop taking pot-shots at the Pope !



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David Gibson

posted February 16, 2009 at 4:52 pm


Rollo1: “Pot-shots”! How’s that? I actually don’t think he looks like the Devil. You disagree?
Yes, I should get a life. But I have a sense of humor instead.



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posted February 16, 2009 at 5:34 pm


I think it is somewhat humorous. If people are upset by this they need to get a grip. With all the sadness and tragedy in the news this is a light-hearted moment. After all the “Sturm Und Drang” from the SSPX stories this is a welcome relief.
Mark from PA



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Gerard Nadal

posted February 16, 2009 at 6:39 pm


Well, now the truth is out! We’re the great Satan. There’s no hiding it now!



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Tom

posted February 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm


After reading your first sentence, David, and no more, I kinda thought His Holiness looked like Jack Nicholson (aka the Joker) in the Batman movie with Michael Keaton. Turns out your not the only one who needs to get a life! My sense of humor is a work in progress as well, unfortunately :-)



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