Because our nation is full of people who are gullible as %$*#.
And Al Lewis of The Denver Post thinks burying a statue of St. Joseph in front of your house in order to sell it is worth writing about.
Even though the statue does nothing. Because it’s a #%&$ing statue.
Next time any of you are selling your house, please plant uncooked spaghetti in the front yard instead. It’s just as powerful as the statue and you get the added bonus of possibly seeing the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
I’m most offended by this statement:
Apparently, [not being Catholic] does not matter to St. Joe, husband of Mary and stepfather to Jesus, said Richard Weigang, owner of the Catholic Store on South Broadway in Englewood. Weigang sells more than 100 St. Joseph statues a month.
“Catholics, Jewish people, Protestants, atheists – everybody does this,” he said. “Realtors come in and buy tons of them. … They ask (St. Joe) for his intercession to invoke God’s mercy and get his top dollar. I always joke, ‘You’ll get an extra $10,000 of equity for every foot of statue you buy.”
Lewis adds this:
Maybe it’s a test of faith. All I know is that there were a lot of houses for sale on my street. And within days after my Jewish mother-in-law buried this Catholic statue, I received a noncontingency offer at about my asking price.
I sold the home on Aug. 31.
Maybe it was a miracle, or maybe my asking price was too low. I don’t know.
All I can say is thank you, God.
Oh, and thanks for putting in a good word for me, St. Joe.
You don’t know?
If those are your two options, you don’t know?!
YOU’RE A COLUMNIST FOR A NEWSPAPER! YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE INTELLIGENT!
(Thanks to Donna for the link. And for raising my blood pressure for the day. She says the columnist is joking, though I don’t think he is…)