God Painted an American Flag in the Sky!

When I see a Worldnetdaily headline that asks the question “Did God Paint American Flag in Sky?” I’m going to look. Turns out it’s a link to another article where someone took a picture of the sky at sunset with long streaks of a kinda red color. The image:


And that article links to a Facebook page for an NBC station that has the picture, with the caption “Never forget.” Never forget what? 9/11, of course. Because only God could possibly have done that, dontchaknow. The comments are predictably ridiculous:

Had to look twice. God is awsome.

Not awesome enough to actually stop the attack from happening, of course, but awesome enough to put a vague image in the sky 13 years later for the rubes to get all excited about.

Sent straight from god you see this mr. President even god is remember that horrible day even when ur trying to vanish his name.

Only the hand of God could do this. ….beautiful! !

Oh wow, the lord is thinking about us on the eve of 9-11

How awesome is our God!

God is blessing America!

God’s beauty and glory. Always amazes me.

Absolutely amazing and beautiful. God is awesome!!!!

And on and on like that.

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  • Chiroptera

    I think I see jesus in it, too.

  • culuriel

    Well, the hand of God, wind, and air molecules can do this…. but I’ll admit, this is a pretty recognizable American flag.

  • doublereed

    The numbers of the stripes is symbolic in our flag. God only thinks there were 8 original colonies??? What a moron.

  • alanb

    I prefer to have my messages from God transmitted by way of grilled cheese sandwiches.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    7 strips and no stars? Pinkish red, and not red? And that blue is all too greyish. Come on God get it together!

  • birgerjohansson

    If you look at the stripes of Jupiter’s atmosphere, they have rather more impressive stripes than that. Obviously the Roman god Jupiter is bigger than Jaweh

  • Anthony K

    God is blessing America!

    Aww, so God’s not mad about all that same sex marriage after all! Neat!

  • John Pieret

    Well, it is prettier than that time Jesus showed up in bird poop on a pickup truck’s windshield …

  • tsig

    I see god’s dong.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I’m sick and tired of God getting all the credit for everything. Sure, God made the stripes, but it’s our pollution that really makes the colors pop!

  • chilidog99


  • Chiroptera

    Okay, I think I now see what they are seeing. That dark patch is, I think, supposed to be the canton and the lighter splotches, if I squint enough, I can pretend are supposed to be the stars.

    On the other hand, there was a time a couple of decades ago where I thought that every other cloud looked like the British Isles.

  • Trebuchet

    When I see a WND headline that asks a question…it’s a safe bet the answer is no.


  • Kevin Kehres

    Looks more like the Confederate battle flag to me.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @ ^ Trebuchet : So then by that logic if their headline reads – Was Obama really born an American?’ .. 😉


  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @14. Kevin Kehres :

    Hmm … (checks wiki)


    Nope. No symbol for incorrect cross apparent there to me.

  • dingojack

    Dear god – When you paint an American flag on a dog’s arse I’ll be marginally more impressed.


  • dingojack

    Muddle headed wombat – 3 out 100 for observation.


  • caseloweraz

    On the Facebook page there’s an image taken by Diane Henley, which she describes as “One I took in Goochland…” In that one, I see the face of Fu Manchu (or it could be Ming the Merciless.)

  • illdoittomorrow

    doublereed @3: “The numbers of the stripes is symbolic in our flag. God only thinks there were 8 original colonies??? What a moron.”

    Yabbut those eight were the Real Troo Chrischun Coloneez(tm). I leave it as a motivation for sectarian infighting an exercise for the reader to discover which eight.

    Anthony K @ 7: “Aww, so God’s not mad about all that same sex marriage after all! Neat!”

    Not only that, but those stripes are much more pink than they are red, so draw your own conclusions!

  • DaveL

    The flag of the Russian Federation is a tricolor with equal horizontal stripes, white, blue, and red, starting from the top. The Netherlands flies a similar tricolor, except its stripes go red, white, blue. North Korea’s flag goes blue-red-blue. Now look at the image again…

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @18. dingojack : But that’s the wrong confederate flag! The one they used & I think most folks think of is the one I posted. The blazes is the deal with that?

    Rechecks wikpedia :


    Then scrolls around .. flippin’ confusing bastards! Choose an flag and stick with it ya mungrels! (Where’s my time machine to go sort ’em out when I need it? Sigh.)

    Guess we should have specified which confederate flag – me and Kevin Kehres alike.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Wait – did this happen because the USAF re-revised its enlistment oath, or due to gay marriage?

  • Childermass

    Put Whirlpool Galaxy into Google images and you see a far more pathetic version of this phenomena.

    A close relative was shocked that I was utterly underwhelmed.

    That Google brings it up shows how much attention the fundy community has brought this up.

    /It also show that the fundy community is not exactly used to looking at astronomical photos as they would seen many far better examples: Starfleet symbols, hearts, eyes, faces, etc. that are formed at random. Heck does anyone look at clouds anymore?

    Every time they try to make Jesus look big, they make seem like a small god (see: Pratchett’s novel).

  • tfkreference

    “Yabbut those eight were the Real Troo Chrischun Coloneez(tm).”

    Clearly the liberal New England colonies shouldn’t count, especially Rhode Island.

  • Childermass

    And while we are at it, lets not forget this.

  • birgerjohansson

    StevoR @ 22,

    See the second Confederate flag, with a white field, because “As a people we are fighting to maintain the Heaven-ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race; a white flag would thus be emblematical of our cause.”


    A white cloud = a symbol that the Confederacy will rise again?

  • dingojack

    On the plus side – at least the shepherds will be happy.


  • birgerjohansson


    Lucy in the sky-y with stre-e-e-eaks.

    Speaking of which, some christians are like a curious mixture of hippies and fundies; they never take drugs (apart from booze and nicotine) but they always seem high when they talk.

  • Electric Shaman

    Oh man. God’s hammered and trying to paint again.

  • birgerjohansson

    The Ig Nobels are in!


    NEUROSCIENCE: Jiangang Liu, Jun Li, Lu Feng, Ling Li, Jie Tian and Kang Lee, for their study “Seeing Jesus in Toast,” and trying to understand what happens in the brains of people who see human faces in a piece of toast.+

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @27 birgerjohansson : Thanks for that.

    @28. dingojack : Yup.

    @29. birgerjohansson : Yeah, but nah but .. Hey I prefer the old fashioned way by mouth.


    The original I think.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @30. Electric Shaman : “Oh man. God’s hammered and trying to paint again.”

    Yup. Every durn sunset and rise.


    Coz Lucy would be lonely without company. Sky is a big place.

  • birgerjohansson

    Question: Did the phrase ” I Am The Walrus” originate with the Beatles title or the agent film?

    — — —

    If you belong to a species able to see near UV or near IR, the sky looks like the Atlantean glyph that means “Ctulhu is coming, tremble brief mortals”.

  • Mobius

    Wow. God’s flag looks like a crappy finger painting done by a 3 year old. Such an awesome God. [/sarcasm]

  • malefue

    Odd. Also looks very much like the flag of my country of origin, Austria. Does that mean God loves my country more, equally as, or less than America?

    Interpreting divine vaguery is exhausting.