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Posted at 3:21 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Va. family finds Jesus in a tree

By Maggie Fazeli Fard

Do you see a face in this tree? (WUSA9)

Many have claimed to have found religion in nature. One Virginia family claims to have found Jesus in a tree -- literally.

The Nortons of McLean, Va., say that Jesus's image gradually emerged in the wood after one of the tree's limbs was cut off six weeks ago, reports WUSA9.

"I noticed the hair and then the beard and then it came together," said Bella Norton, 12.

"I think that is Jesus," said her mom, Lamya Norton.

What do you think?

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  | March 11, 2011; 3:21 PM ET
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Are you freaking kidding me?

This article is in the Washington Post???

Where's the article about the aliens invading? Bigfoot found? Angelina & Brad's fight?

This is beyond tabloid stuff...

Posted by: mikecapitolhill | March 11, 2011 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Has Gov. Bob McFreak seen this yet?

Posted by: clitteigh | March 11, 2011 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Since no paintings of Jesus Christ exist, I'd say no. The images that do exist are based on how man saw himself...white European. Since Jesus' mother was Middle Eastern, Jesus most likely looked a bit like his her, not like the actors portraying Him in movies. I think the reason no description of Jesus is found in the Bible is so we love him unconditionally, without bias.

Posted by: skinfreak | March 11, 2011 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Lamya Norton is obviously a delusional, uneducated freak.

Posted by: kenk33 | March 11, 2011 7:30 PM | Report abuse

looks like merlin to me

Posted by: nugy | March 11, 2011 8:40 PM | Report abuse

A piece of toast bears resemblance to the visage of Jesus and the faithful followers of man’s religion flock to EBay to purchase the small morsel of nourishment for a sum that could easily feed a family for a year or more.
A water stain on a wall under an overpass spreads until an image of the Virgin Mary appears. In the musty, cobwebbed, damp backside of man’s express lanes, the new church under the highway attracts the faithful droves in spite of the offensive stank of urine from passing vagabonds hanging heavy in the air. Women weep at the image.
An ancient tribe of desert people shares the history and folklore of its people. A humble carpenter promotes peace, equality and justice. A nomadic merchant hears voices in his head urging him to war. The stories are told and retold over centuries and then committed by scribes to prose and paper. Paper and ink are bound into volumes that spark the fervent devotion of billions.
Passions rise, books are burned, nations razed and buildings toppled, as the proponents of the various sacred words vie for exclusive possession of the Truth. A taxi driver is stabbed in New York City.
Are the blood-tears that fall from the statues’ eyes to be believed? Does the comatose child really heal the sick? Are invisible souls among us, watching, guiding and saving a place for us in eternity? Where is the proof for divine interest in our mundane lives? Who is right and who is wrong? Where are the signs?
Jesus laid his hands upon the sick and healed them. The body of life in all its infinite varieties gets sick, mentally ill, crazed with depravity, infested with demons of personal or divine origin, succumbs to plagues, expires from hunger and suffers, and within each and every living thing is the phenomenal mechanism to heal and be healed.
Mary gave birth to a child of God. Microscopic parcels of genetic material unite with other microscopic specks to form whole and new sentient beings.
In one of billions of galaxies, a small green and blue orb quietly spins on an elliptical orbit around a glowing sun in a vast expanse of space. For 4.5 billion years, the sun has shone upon the Earth, making a daily repeating arch across the sky. Waves of energy from the sun expand across Earth’s surface bathing the world in warmth and light. The light is literally life-giving. The soft, reflecting and refracting waves of photons are absorbed by the leaves of green plants. Light and water combine like magic, creating food that feeds the plants, those who eat the plants, and those who eat those who eat the plants. Meanwhile, the angry masses of humanity bicker over building sites, taxes, guns, wars, religion and books. Heroes march blindly past that which they passionately seek, looking fruitlessly above for what lies directly beneath their heavenward gaze.

Posted by: killingMother | March 11, 2011 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Tha is clearly a joke

Posted by: jk300852 | March 11, 2011 8:41 PM | Report abuse

That's a joke

Posted by: jk300852 | March 11, 2011 8:42 PM | Report abuse

That is a good joke

Posted by: jk300852 | March 11, 2011 8:43 PM | Report abuse

I thought I saw a piece of award-winning journalism, but that was delusional too.

Posted by: williamhuxtan | March 11, 2011 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Might be! All I know is that if Jesus were to return to Earth as a human and ran for office on the Democrat ticket, His Father would instantly dissolve the "Holy Trinity" and institute the "Dynamic Duo."

Posted by: fregameeate | March 11, 2011 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Looks more like Osama bin Laden.

Posted by: tianyisun | March 11, 2011 11:36 PM | Report abuse

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