17-year old Francesca Zackey has been receiving visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in her parents' house on the East Rand for over a month now.
The South African Council of Churches doubts her vision
SACC general secretary Eddie Makue said: "I doubt it very much... We know that people in desperate situations search for answers from God. The God that we know reveals himself in a meaningful manner.
The Catholic Church has adopted a wait and see policy,having started an official investigation while keeping its stance aloof from the whole circus.
According to Francesca, the Virgin Mary first appeard to her on May 7 and "there was a beautiful scent of roses" that drew her to her bedroom.
"I found her sitting on my bed. She had blue eyes, long brown hair and had on a royal veil. Light was coming from her open hand and she looked so beautiful," the teenager told The Star on Monday morning.Her father Frank said that even though his daughter was the only one who saw the Virgin Mary on May 7, they all smelt the roses and cried.
But now, the teenager is facing condemnation after she told one of the faithful ,who turned up hoping for a vision, to 'look at the sun' and the Lady would 'spin it'.
Now, where have I heard those words before?
Oh yes, at Fatima about 90 years ago.
I'm actually very interested in this phenomenum, as it seems to me to be a manifestation of the Anima Mundi, who is of course always female, interpreted as are so many (most?) such experiences as the provenance of the Catholic Church.
I would beg to differ, of course.
It's a pity that what could have been a beautiful, mysterious, personal vision of the ever-present,not-wholly-spiritual-and-not-wholly-material Divine, or daimonic, if you will, has been turned into a three ring circus.Again.
So, while I'm not in a terribly people-friendly mood, let me share
this organisation with you, and beg you to consider, along with making yourself extinct (and probably before you do so, now that I think of it) killing your cellphone and your automobile as well.
Phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed will allow Earth's biosphere to return to good health. Crowded conditions and resource shortages will improve as we become less dense.
As VHEMT Volunteers know, the hopeful alternative to the extinction of millions of species of plants and animals is the voluntary extinction of one species: Homo sapiens... us.