A few months back I wrote about people seeing manifestation of the face of Jesus in the world around them. I acknowledge that my post was
awesome of questionable appropriateness. (You can see it here.) I followed up with another a little later, and that one was even better more questionable. (It can be found here.)
At the time, I was unaware that so many people were having spiritual experiences with food. And by that I DO NOT MEAN how you feel when you eat Red Velvet Cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory. That is a carnal, sensual experience. Please note the difference.
Yesterday I found that as recently as last week, people have been finding images and symbols in their snack foods. This is not the first, and probably won't be the last "cross in a potato chip".
Now I'm not saying that this is not a cross, but would like to point out that if you turn the chip upside-down, it becomes a Christmas tree - an equally powerful religious symbol.
I do know, from my experience, that if my EC were to find this particular potato chip in a bag, she would not eat it. Not out of spiritual sensitivity, but because she is a "Potato Chip Purist". If a chip has dark edges, or any marks or weird colors, or has been overcooked, she will not eat it. So I do.
In addition, my EC favors potato chips that have been folded over in the cooking process. I'm not sure why - I think it has to do with them being extra crunchy. Either way, I let her eat the folded chips, and I eat the mutant ones. I figure in the eternal scheme of things, it is the least I can do. Right now the preferred chips in our household are the kettle-cooked jalapeno chips. This photo will help you understand how potato chips fit into our eternal companionship:
Where was I? Oh, yeah - People not only see religious symbols in potato chips, but other snack foods as well. Especially Cheetos. Who knew?! I was completely unaware that Cheetos were a frequent source of divine manifestations, or else I would have slowed down and paid more attention as I was shoving them into my mouth.
Here are a few:
Cheeto John the Baptist
Cheeto Jesus Praying
Well, I guess that's where we began, the cross appearing as a snack food. One of these days I will write a serious post about my beliefs concerning the cross. Right now I imagine I need to go repent for something.
Last thought - you might want to pay closer attention as you snack.
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