Mexican Jesus Statue Miraculously Opens Its Eyes… And the Gullible Eat It Up

If you haven’t yet seen the semi-viral YouTube video (currently at about 3.2 million views) showing a statue of Jesus open its eyes coincidentally at the exact moment a visitor zooms in with his cell phone camera, it’s below. AND IT’S INCREDIBLE! (Meaning it lacks all credibility of course.)

So first off, how lucky that person must have been to be in the right place at the right time to have such a miracle happen while he was taking a horribly shaky video of the statue in Mexico.  Secondly, why?  How does it even make sense that if a god existed, it would choose such a stupid method of proving its existence?  Why not just show up in a public place and declare itself real?  Oh, I know why.  (It doesn’t exist.)

Anyway, despite the initial knee-jerk reaction by the faithful to declare this a miracle, several people have come forward with evidence debunking the hoax, and it has been forever logged at Snopes to live in infamy, along with every other miracle in modern times.

Here’s one of the better explanations with frame by frame comparisons.

 


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Kevin Davis is the head writer and editor for SecularVoices, co-founder of Young Skeptics, and author of Understanding an Atheist. He is known for local and national secular activism and has spoken at conferences and events such as Reason Rally 2016 and the Ark Encounter Protest and Rally.

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18 thoughts on “Mexican Jesus Statue Miraculously Opens Its Eyes… And the Gullible Eat It Up

  1. “How does it even make sense that if a god existed, it would choose such a stupid method of proving its existence?”
    Because the people wanting to believe it are stupid? That was easy.

  2. Iirc, these miracles always result in an uptick in revenue.

    Most believers aren’t stupid. Indoctrination is hard to break in most cases. A child in a home with religion and seeing society at large drenched in it, is receiving powerfully convincing information about an old idea. This cultural bias drove me to read the bible in grade six through seven despite a religion free household and I still can’t believe the compelling hold it has on people.

    Religion is a bad idea, like not using a seatbelt or smoking cigs. Sure, most of the things we’ve found helpful were found by religious people of some sort. This comes as no surprise.

    But, it isn’t religion per se that is responsible for these helpful things unless you want to use the inspired by argument. But, then this can only apply to happy things and not things like this idiot in Strathroy ON planned to do with explosives.

    Born a christian and converted to Islam along the way to extremism. He was raised to believe faith is a virtue – the genesis of Abrahamic extremism. He spoke of the West vs his faith and the West is largely christian…

    But then, no true religious person would be inspired to misbehave like this dimwit. A martyrdom video, really? Stupid is as stupid does.

    1. “Most believers aren’t stupid”
      That is why I said those “wanting to believe”…miracles like that.

      Because they are unable to see the contradictions and problems with the existence of miracles:

      1. challenges their oh so cherished tenet of free will.

      2. the belief that some persons are more deserving than others of friendship with benefits by their special deity. This thinking is especially abhorrent those saved by a “miracle” in catastrophic situations – like one person gets saved in a tsunami by some fortunate accident while hundreds of thousands perish. It is an arrogance by a special snowflake that is simply unfathomable in its extend.
      3. It violates the principle that god acts rational in a rationally created Universe – a principle held dearly by quite a few more sophisticated apologists. Miracles violate the principle of rationality and are capricious, which is claimed god is not.

      1. I see your point. People who believe in miracles like this are conditioned to expect them so it doesn’t surprise me when they rejoice and I don’t consider it a stupid response.

  3. Supposed “miracle” videos like these are a dime a dozen. You can go on You Tube and find many supposed moving statue miracles where statues purportedly move their heads, eyes, or mouths (some of them coming from non-Christian religions, like statues of the Buddha or Hindu deities), or videos of alleged repetitions of the Miracle of the Sun that is supposed to have originally occurred in Fatima Portugal, 1917. And the way the original video presented this blinking Jesus statue made me feel more like I was watching a horror show rather than watching a miracle that’s supposed to uplifting.

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