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There's a reason we have "third world" countries

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Yawn, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Yawn

    Yawn New Member


    And not because she left the country. I mean, worshiping pre-puberty girls? Amazed that the stars of MSNBC's "To Catch a Predator" aren't buying tickets by the droves to live in this fucked up country.

    Oh wait. They're all in jail.
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    You might be the first person to ever call Nepal a fucked-up country. Are you going to mock Bhutan for tracking the Gross National Happiness of its citizens?

    I'm sure the Hindus think we Christians have some screwy customs as well.
  3. Of course, he is.
    The people there are brown, and he couldn't find either place on a map if you outlined them in neon.
  4. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Worshipping little girls? Weird!

    Saint Bernadette, born Marie-Bernarde Soubirous (January 7, 1844 - April 16, 1879), was a shepherd girl from the town of Lourdes in southern France. From February to July 1858, she reported eighteen apparitions of "a Lady." Despite initial skepticism from the Roman Catholic Church, these claims were eventually declared to be worthy of belief after a canonical investigation. After her death, Bernadette's body remained "incorruptible", and the shrine at Lourdes went on to become a major site for pilgrimage, attracting millions of Catholics each year. In 1933 she was canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Yeah, because no Christians worship anyone other than God.

    There's this, in case your education needed a little beefing up, which apparently it does:
  6. have you ever been there? have you ever lived among people who viewed you as the foreigner? Try it sometime and maybe you'd be less quick to talk out of your ass when it comes to people who live in the rest of the world.
  7. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Love 'em.
  9. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    A little more background info, via Wikipedia:

    Here are some pictures of her visit to Maryland: http://www.flickr.com/photos/andycarvin/sets/72157600376630844/
  10. OK, as one of the house papists, I have to point out that, techinically, we don't "worship" saints. They are considered mediators -- and mediatrixes. ooooh! -- on our behalf in heaven.
    We do however create creepy little cults out of them, as jmac illustrated.
  11. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Worship, cults, whatever. When a prayer is directed toward one of them, then I consider that a misdirection of the prayer within the Christian precepts.
  12. Yeah, but Jennifer Jones did a great job in that movie.
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