From DNA India
At least 50 people in Kottayam district have reportedly lost their vision after gazing at the sun looking for an image of Virgin Mary.
And a funny comment from Digg regarding the same:
"Though alarmed health authorities have installed a signboard to counter the rumour that a solar image of Virgin Mary appeared to the believers, curious onlookers, including foreign travellers, have been thronging the venue of the ‘miracle’."
So let me get this straight, they put up a sign that said "Do not look into the sun! There is not an image of the virgin mary in the sun. Nope, definitely no virgin mary in the sun." And now they are surprised people are looking for virgin mary in the sun?
Installing a board is stupid. Who doesn’t know starting at the sun is damaging to the eyes? These people stared inspite of knowing, trusting the propagated “faith”.