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Vatican offers 'time off purgatory' to followers of Pope Francis tweets

Papal court handling pardons for sins says contrite Catholics may win 'indulgences' by following World Youth Day on Twitter

Isn't that a kind of blackmailing? "Look, we made up these guys that might torch your restaurant. You can dare call the bluff, or just take the safer bet and read my tweets"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/16/vatican-indulgen...
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The remissions got a bad name in the Middle Ages because unscrupulous churchmen sold them for large sums of money.

No kidding. I don't see how indulgences can not be seen as a tool of Evil.
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Uhm... very strange that Vatican offers something for free.
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How much more irrelevant can they make the church, well they have not yet offered indulgences for liking the pope on addbook, but give it time.

 
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Well, technically, you don't "burn" in purgatory. It's more like you would feel mildly uncomfortable for a long time, while detecting a rather musty odour. Imagine sitting in a bus station at around 2 in the morning - that's how I picture purgatory.
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desertfox2004 wrote:
Well, technically, you don't "burn" in purgatory. It's more like you would feel mildly uncomfortable for a long time, while detecting a rather musty odour. Imagine sitting in a bus station at around 2 in the morning - that's how I picture purgatory.


I imagine it like being in a room by yourself for eternity. One wall has a picture window overlooking hell and the other has a picture window overlooking heaven. You spend your eternity vacillating between "it could be better" and "it could be worse", but it's always lonely.
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Theologically speaking, Purgatory is closer to God than earth and it's a punched ticket to Heaven so in a way it's better than being stuck here.
 
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The concepts of Purgatory and indulgences are fascinating glimpses into the hubris of man if god does exist, and another reason to back away from the insanity of organized religion for those of us that are agnostics.
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Theologically speaking, Purgatory is something Catholics MADE-UP.

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malloc wrote:
Theologically speaking, Purgatory is something Catholics MADE-UP.

Well..., isn't that something you could say about the tenets of every religion? So what's your point exactly?
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Viki3m wrote:
Uhm... very strange that Vatican offers something for free.


    Sponsored links, but the 10,000th follower gets a Cardinalship for free. It's a very attractive package.

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bjlillo wrote:
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The remissions got a bad name in the Middle Ages because unscrupulous churchmen sold them for large sums of money.

No kidding. I don't see how indulgences can not be seen as a tool of Evil.


That's what got Martin Luther all pissed off back in the day.


May the devil stay with you in this blasphemous, murderous, sinful, pernicious thing.
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bjlillo wrote:
kuhrusty wrote:
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The remissions got a bad name in the Middle Ages because unscrupulous churchmen sold them for large sums of money.

No kidding. I don't see how indulgences can not be seen as a tool of Evil.


That's what got Martin Luther all pissed off back in the day.

What else can one say here, except that these ideas originate in your own wanton concoctions, or in a drunken dream?
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desertfox2004 wrote:
Well, technically, you don't "burn" in purgatory.
Sorry - it's called "Fire of purification" in my language so I thought it involved burning. Thanks for the explanation. I love bus stations at 2 am so I'll pass on those tweets
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djgutierrez77 wrote:
bjlillo wrote:
kuhrusty wrote:
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The remissions got a bad name in the Middle Ages because unscrupulous churchmen sold them for large sums of money.

No kidding. I don't see how indulgences can not be seen as a tool of Evil.


That's what got Martin Luther all pissed off back in the day.

What else can one say here, except that these ideas originate in your own wanton concoctions, or in a drunken dream?


You curse, blaspheme, skriek, struggle, bellow, and spit, so that, if people really heard you utter words, they would gather with chains and bars, just as if you were possessed by a legion of devils and had to be seized and bound.

(So many people around here I would say this to....)
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Mondainai wrote:
desertfox2004 wrote:
Well, technically, you don't "burn" in purgatory.
Sorry - it's called "Fire of purification" in my language so I thought it involved burning. Thanks for the explanation. I love bus stations at 2 am so I'll pass on those tweets

People also say they are "burning with desire", in your language does that mean they are actually on fire?
 
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bjlillo wrote:
jmilum wrote:
Mondainai wrote:
desertfox2004 wrote:
Well, technically, you don't "burn" in purgatory.
Sorry - it's called "Fire of purification" in my language so I thought it involved burning. Thanks for the explanation. I love bus stations at 2 am so I'll pass on those tweets ;)

People also say they are "burning with desire", in your language does that mean they are actually on fire?


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bjlillo wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
Don't be too sure.


Gently, dear Pauli, dear donkey, don't dance around! Oh, dearest little ass, don't dance around - dearest, dearest little donkey, don't do it. For the ice is very solidly frozen this year because there was no wind - you might fall and break a leg. If a fart should escape you while you were falling, the whole world would laugh at you and say, "Ugh, the devil! How the ass has befouled himself!" And that would be a great crime. Oh, that would be dangerous! So consider your own great danger beforehand, Hellish One.

From Against the Roman Papacy, an Institution of the Devil, pg. 280 of Luther's Works, Vol. 41
Cor I was famous even in the pre=Reformation age.
 
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jmilum wrote:
People also say they are "burning with desire", in your language does that mean they are actually on fire?

Haha, no, that'd be crazy. Almost as crazy as living after you die, in a sort of lobby where you wait for years and years to make up for things you did in your first life and did not compensate by donating candles and following the right Twitter accounts.
 
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Mondainai wrote:
jmilum wrote:
People also say they are "burning with desire", in your language does that mean they are actually on fire?

Haha, no, that'd be crazy. Almost as crazy as living after you die, in a sort of lobby where you wait for years and years to make up for things you did in your first life and did not compensate by donating candles and following the right Twitter accounts.

The years part, at least, is meaningless since Purgatory is not of this universe time would have no meaning.

I just wonder if the Holy See thought this up on their own, or if Twitter was involved.
 
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Catholics and Christians are supposed to rely upon the texts that have already been written rather than making up their own new stuff, though.

"The Universe is something God just MADE UP."

Yep, that works too.
 
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jmilum wrote:
malloc wrote:
Theologically speaking, Purgatory is something Catholics MADE-UP.

Well..., isn't that something you could say about the tenets of every religion? So what's your point exactly?


It's not about the "point"... it's about the soapbox for snark.
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jmilum wrote:
Mondainai wrote:
desertfox2004 wrote:
Well, technically, you don't "burn" in purgatory.
Sorry - it's called "Fire of purification" in my language so I thought it involved burning. Thanks for the explanation. I love bus stations at 2 am so I'll pass on those tweets

People also say they are "burning with desire", in your language does that mean they are actually on fire?


Depends... are we talking pre-sypilis or post-syphilis?
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