The Eye of God is watching you!

This has apparently been around for a while, but I was introduced to it for the first time this morning in my email inbox.

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Dear All:

This photo is a very rare one, taken by NASA. This kind of event occurs once in 3000 years.
This photo has done miracles in many lives.
Make a wish ... you have looked at the eye of God. Surely you will see the changes in your life within a day.!
Whether you believe it or not, don't keep this mail with you. Pass this at least to 7 persons.
This is a picture NASA took with the Hubbell telescope.
Called 'The Eye of God.'
Too awesome to delete. It is worth sharing.



During the next 60 seconds, Stop whatever you are doing, and take this opportunity.
(Literally it is only One minute!)

Just send this to people and see what happens. Do not break this, please.



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*HEAVY sigh*

First of all, this is not “an event”. It’s the Helix Nebula and is visible all the time…to those with the right equipment…not once every 3000 years. This particular photo was taken in 2003. Another similar nebula was recently photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in May of this year. Snopes.com claims that the photo above has been touched up, adding colored tinting, making the “eye” blue (mein Gott! Herr Hitler was right!), but I can’t find support for that claim. Also, this photo is actually a composite of images taken from the HST and a land based telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. Amateur astronomers can see the nebula from earth, but not with this kind of detail.

Second and most importantly, the human mind is wired to find patterns. It’s one of the evolutionary advantages that has helped us survive. As a result, we recognize patterns where none are “intended” for lack of a better word. We see the profiles of JFK and King Kong on rocks in the Hawaiian Islands. We see the head of Jesus complete with crown of thorns in rocky outcroppings in rural Alabama. We see faces in windows of old creepy houses, ghostly figures in dark places, and “the eye of god” in ultra-enhanced composite photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope. Why is this so hard for religious head cases to understand?

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Comment by Dave G on July 31, 2009 at 4:51pm
*headdesk*
Comment by Serotonin Wraith on July 31, 2009 at 4:57pm
It's 700 light years away, so His Really Awesomeness won't actually know what we're up to for another 700 years!
Comment by CJoe on July 31, 2009 at 6:33pm
So, God has one, unblinking eye? And, it's not attached to a head? I suppose this is like thinking the crescent moon is his fingernail. Who scattered God's body parts hither and yon, I wonder?

People are dumb. For one thing, what makes them think he NEEDS an anthropomorphic EYE!? Why would God be HUMAN? Uh, could it be that they're personifying?
Comment by Serotonin Wraith on July 31, 2009 at 6:35pm
Dear All,

This photo is of God's penis. Make a wish and it will come true.!
NASA took this photo with the Hobbit Telescope, and it touches our lives every day. Pass this to at least to 7 people at least.

Comment by DeSwiss on July 31, 2009 at 8:46pm
Is that a condom on god's penis? Well at least he's practicing safe sex!
Comment by Reggie on August 1, 2009 at 1:28pm
@ SW - Thanks for the laugh!
Comment by Theresa on August 1, 2009 at 3:09pm
I'd like to see what these people think of the constellations. Yes! God's dishes are in the sky XD
Comment by Robert E. O'Dell on December 13, 2009 at 10:51am
That's quite a twister! Is God circumcised? I'm sure that we can find the rest of him if we look hard enough.

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