Monday, July 16

Nun's Cross Opposed By The Number Of The Devil

The happy nun

Sister Mary Michael is a happy nun, look at her smiling face in the photo above. She might be full of the joys of happiness but all of her neighbours don't all feel the same.

The problem is that the Sister Mary wants to erect a 24 feet high cross in the small garden of her bungalow. She wants to pray by this for two or three hours every day.

The praying is okay, but she also wants the cross to be LED lit in blue and white. Neighbours say things like, "No way, the light will shine in my bedroom;" "It will cause light pollution," and so on.

But whatever Sister Mary or the neighbours may think it's up to her local council's planning department to approve or turn down such a structure. So planning permission has been sought.

Now here's the strange bit. The Sister Mary's planning application just happens to be ... number 666!

A spokesperson for the North Kesteven District Council is quoted as saying that the number is simply 'a coincidence'. Okay, but could there other forces at work here?

Going back to the cross: Why does Sister Mary want to build this, besides it being used for prayer? As a replica of the Glorious Cross of Dozulé is the answer. I hadn't heard of this previously so I'll let Wikipedia explain:

"The Glorious Cross of Dozulé is a postulated illuminated Catholic cross coloured white and blue, 738m tall with arms 123m long, which means with an exact proportion of a ratio of 3 between the vertical and horizontal lengths. It was erected by the Friends of the Glorious Cross of Dozulé."

What I also found out was that in late 1982, the Friends of the Glorious Cross of Dozulé announced that the Apocalypse was imminent. Followers took refuge in Loire-Atlantique and precautions were followed so that they would all be saved. After the failure of the prophecy, many members left the group.

Makes you wonder, therefore, if the signs are all there for Sister Mary Michael's planning application to also fail.

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The Great Unknown Link Between God And Man
The Holy Well That Saved a Saints Head
Hitler And Princess Diana Baptised As Mormons

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  1. It doesn't look too hopeful withi that number! It'll be interesting to see how it all shakes out!

    1. I should think the planning application will be turned down.

  2. I find this quite funny I can imagine the neighbours all being up in arms about a big cross being erected.

    1. I thought it quite funny as well, the whole scenario!

  3. I think Sister Mary Michael will be mightily cross,
    either way.-)

    1. The outcome will make someone cross, that's for sure!

  4. that 666 made me laugh and so did brizdaz comment good pun

    1. Brizdaz made you laugh - that's good, he doesn't very often! :)