It’s not just Christians and Muslims who imagine religious images in food. Now Hindus are getting in on the act.
Believers are flocking to a Leicestershire temple to pray twice a day to a vegetable that looks like a Hindu god.
The divine aubergine was discovered among a box from a wholesalers and has been worshipped by more than 80 people so far.
Hindus: Behold your god!
I’m sure that many Hindus would think this is silly, just as many Christians think that Toast Jesus is silly. But according to the article, about 80 people have come to the restaurant to pray. For every one of those people, their religion has short-circuited the part of their brain that helps them realise that it’s stupid to venerate an eggplant. And that’s a terrible thing.
The danger is that, by worshipping an eggplant, they might accidentally be paying homage to the Eggplant God, and that’d really piss Ganesha off. Tramplings would ensue. You don’t want to make Ganesha mad — he never forgets.