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Miracle in Chicago.

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Pilgrims flock to see Orthodox icon weeping drops of oil
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Thousands of Orthodox Christians are flocking to a church in southwest Chicago to witness what they believe is a miracle.

According to the Chicago Tribune, tiny drops of sweet-smelling oil have been trickling down an icon of John the Baptist at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen. The parishioners believe the droplets have healing properties.

Parish priest Rev Sotirios Dimitriou – known as Father Sam – said: "The first thing out of my mouth was 'What do I do?' You don't expect anything like this. It's breathtaking. It's so powerful to see such an act of God before your eyes."

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It's definitely dripping with ... something.
If that doesn't prove there's a God (Greek Orthodox flavor), nothing does. :coolspecs:
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He looks pissed off. Probably that little altercation with Herod...
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While God is busy generating oil leaks in Chicago, dozens of people are getting exploded in the "cradle of civilization."
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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They are Jews and Arabs, Pyrrho, not Junior's People!

Remember, whatever human atrocity it is, it is Love and Good by definition.

I will pray for you.

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Wait. I thought Teh Joos were Juniors People.....?
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NOES!!! He was COMPLETELY ARYAN!!!1111![!--Ed.]

Evidences:

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SEE?!!!!111!!ELEVENTY!





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P.S. Or would that be a Nice Thing?
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BWAHAHAHA...

If he's Aryan, he's probably also responsible for all those Antarctica UFOs.
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Archpriest Paul O'Callaghan wrote:Why Do Icons Weep?

[…]
Above, I mentioned the assumption that the weeping icons are a manifestation of Divine Grace. Can this, however, be assumed?
There are skeptics who would have us believe that the whole thing is an exercise in fakery and trickery. They wish to search for the hidden reservoirs, pumps, and conduits that would prove it all to be a hoax. However, if such were true, there would have to be a widespread conspiracy of deception that reaches back for centuries shielding this arcane technology, as weeping icons have been known for that long. Such a theory stretches credulity far beyond the weeping icons themselves! And what would it all accomplish? Anyone who knows the life and history of the Orthodox Church must know that this is entirely ludicrous.
Take that, skeptics!

http://www.antiochian.org/Orthodox_Chur ... s_Weep.htm

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Because all con artists have been part of a long connected conspiracy. . . .

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Let him know that God is being paged in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.

Also have him look up spinal muscular atrophy when he's not busy adulating wall seepage.
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Good to know that God has his priorities straight.
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Chicago Tribune has some good photos.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... story.html

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How often do they clean the woodwork?

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While Dimitriou certainly does not mind sharing the oil, he has been reluctant to broadcast its origins. Instead, news of the icon has spread by word of mouth.

Reports of the oil's healing effects have made their way to Dimitriou. One man reportedly went to the doctor concerning a blockage in his artery, but it had disappeared. Another reports being cancer free after touching the oil.

The painter of the icon, Peter Mihalopoulos, said he believed the oil was the reason why he was in his garage painting two days after a hip replacement.

Dimitriou himself, who before the oil began to flow, frequently passed out at the altar or in his office because of nerve damage, said he has not been hospitalized for his nerve condition since September and he stopped taking his medication in January.
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Behold:
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It was not there last night.
About that stereo

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Probably not the furniture polish. That would tend to ruin the gilding.

I'm guessing the priest slapped a little olive oil on while no one was looking. No elaborate equipment needed.

A GO church would have olive oil on hand anyway for ceremonial purposes.
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ed wrote:Behold:
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It was not there last night.
This guy says you're full of shit. 8)

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Don't need a cocaine fiend to tell me nothin'
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Meanwhile it was quite the shitshow here this weekend. Over 50 people shot, 8 fatal. 9 if you count the guy shot at 12:30am Monday morning. Apparently God is too busy making a picture leak oil to bother with the honor students who are making it rain lead.
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