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2012-04-01 12:34:48 PM
I guess I'm happy she likes being a nun and all, but I have no idea what we're supposed to take away from this article.
 
2012-04-01 12:41:45 PM

St_Francis_P: I guess I'm happy she likes being a nun and all, but I have no idea what we're supposed to take away from this article.


What I took away from it? That it's so rare for a young American woman to become a nun, that it is newsworthy.

One of The Church's biggest problems is that they can't attract new clergy. Every church I've been to is led by people from other countries with thick accents that have little in common with their parishioners.
 
2012-04-01 01:24:03 PM
once she'd found out nuns were real

wat

But yeah, sure, lock another stupid person away in Christianity for the rest of their lives.
 
2012-04-01 01:24:25 PM
"The sisters are joyful. Their charism is to spread the faith. I like science, and it's important, but I wanted to teach something that really makes a difference."

Sigh.
 
2012-04-01 02:43:34 PM

GAT_00: once she'd found out nuns were real

wat


That one on TV that used to fly? Yeah: fake. It's understandable she might get a little jaded after finding that out.
 
2012-04-01 04:09:23 PM

Relatively Obscure: "The sisters are joyful. Their charism is to spread the faith. I like science, and it's important, but I wanted to teach something that really makes a difference."

Sigh.


Sigh, indeed. But subby is right - it's probably much better she's not teaching science if she thinks "spreading the faith" is more important.
 
2012-04-01 04:20:47 PM

St_Francis_P: I guess I'm happy she likes being a nun and all, but I have no idea what we're supposed to take away from this article.


april fool!!!
she was arrested for farking her students!!
 
2012-04-01 04:36:04 PM
Why wouldn't she make a good science teacher, submitter? Catholics believe in evolution and the Big Bang.

I'm getting really tired of the hostility towards all religious people here, as if all religious people are like the anti-science fundamentalists.
 
2012-04-01 05:18:24 PM
Don't be fooled. Nuns all pack heat under their robes. One false move, and it's haircut time from Mr. Glock.
 
2012-04-01 05:20:51 PM

shivashakti: Why wouldn't she make a good science teacher, submitter? Catholics believe in evolution and the Big Bang.

I'm getting really tired of the hostility towards all religious people here, as if all religious people are like the anti-science fundamentalists.


I always like pointing out this guy:
upload.wikimedia.org

Catholics are pretty good about science.
 
2012-04-01 05:20:52 PM
After a year of teaching public school she wanted the right to retaliate with a ruler.

I don't blame her.
 
2012-04-01 05:23:55 PM
Considering recent trends, she probably would have ended up having sex with an under age student. Now she is a nun. Oh, wait...

/Hot, hot penguin sex.
 
2012-04-01 05:24:56 PM

Earguy: One of The Church's biggest problems is that they can't attract new clergy. Every church I've been to is led by people from other countries with thick accents that have little in common with their parishioners.


That sounds like the TA in every university Chemistry and Physics lab I ever took.

Perhaps religion and science have more in common than previously thought.
 
2012-04-01 05:27:27 PM

namatad: april fool!!!
she was arrested for farking her students!!


You win!!
 
2012-04-01 05:28:45 PM

shivashakti: Why wouldn't she make a good science teacher, submitter? Catholics believe in evolution and the Big Bang.

I'm getting really tired of the hostility towards all religious people here, as if all religious people are like the anti-science fundamentalists.



Yeah I know, 95% of them are giving the other 5% a horrible name.
 
2012-04-01 05:31:59 PM

Comsamvimes: Catholics are pretty good about science.


It is commonly believed that the Catholic Church persecuted Galileo for abandoning the geocentric (earth-at-the-center) view of the solar system for the heliocentric (sun-at-the-center) view. (new window)

they go on to (try) and prove why the church is simply misunderstood about Galileo. i'm not buying it.
 
2012-04-01 05:32:19 PM

shivashakti: Why wouldn't she make a good science teacher, submitter? Catholics believe in evolution and the Big Bang.

I'm getting really tired of the hostility towards all religious people here, as if all religious people are like the anti-science fundamentalists.


If she is lucky, smart, and plays her cards right??? she might get to be a Vatican scientist.
Link (new window)
If it isn't a all-boys club.
 
2012-04-01 05:35:17 PM
She's dedicated her life to God, service, and charity, whereas farkers dedicate their lives to snark, trolling, and kitty threads.
 
2012-04-01 05:35:35 PM

Earguy: St_Francis_P: I guess I'm happy she likes being a nun and all, but I have no idea what we're supposed to take away from this article.

What I took away from it? That it's so rare for a young American woman to become a nun, that it is newsworthy.

One of The Church's biggest problems is that they can't attract new clergy. Every church I've been to is led by people from other countries with thick accents that have little in common with their parishioners.


The priest for my town in Rural Kansas is from Burma.
 
2012-04-01 05:36:36 PM

St_Francis_P: I guess I'm happy she likes being a nun and all, but I have no idea what we're supposed to take away from this article.


"Yo dawg, the female monastic tradition is dying out in the US, so we put three pages of fluff around that one-line fact so you can waste time on the internet while wasting time on the internet"

I think that's about it.
 
2012-04-01 05:37:08 PM

jmr61: Yeah I know, 95% of them are giving the other 5% a horrible name.


I think the percentage is way off. Roman Catholicism is the largest Christian denomination in the world. Even in America, it's the largest single Christian denomination.

Granted, there are a lot of smaller anti-science fundamentalist type churches in America. But they do not speak for all of Christianity.
 
2012-04-01 05:39:35 PM

Jackal_N: If she is lucky, smart, and plays her cards right??? she might get to be a Vatican scientist.
Link (new window)


Well, see...that I doubt is going to happen.

If it isn't a all-boys club

Unfortunately, it is. Catholicism may be 'enlightened' on some issues in comparison to other Christians, but it's still an all-boys club and there's no chance of that changing any time soon. Catholicism is hostile towards women. Unless you're the Virgin Mary or aspiring to be like her.
 
2012-04-01 05:41:27 PM

Comsamvimes: shivashakti: Why wouldn't she make a good science teacher, submitter? Catholics believe in evolution and the Big Bang.

I'm getting really tired of the hostility towards all religious people here, as if all religious people are like the anti-science fundamentalists.

I always like pointing out this guy:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x366]

Catholics are pretty good about science.


I went to a catholic school. The science teacher's interpretation of it was that evolution, genomes, astronomy, whatever, was totally compatible with religion because God created life, evolution, etc.

/I once convinced her Neanderthals invented the beverage that modern Coca-Cola is based on. I got extra credit for that factoid.
//I'm not religious
 
2012-04-01 05:42:46 PM

GAT_00: once she'd found out nuns were real

wat

But yeah, sure, lock another stupid person away in Christianity for the rest of their lives.


Opinions, bodily orifices, etc.
 
2012-04-01 05:44:02 PM
Catholics are on board when it comes to demonstrable science. So that's a stupid headline.

As for her choice, I wish her the best. It seems like it's something she's wanted for a long time. I hope she wants it in the future.
 
2012-04-01 05:44:20 PM

shivashakti: Unfortunately, it is. Catholicism may be 'enlightened' on some issues in comparison to other Christians, but it's still an all-boys club and there's no chance of that changing any time soon. Catholicism is hostile towards women. Unless you're the Virgin Mary or aspiring to be like her.


Poor Pope Joan!!
 
2012-04-01 05:45:49 PM

rico567: GAT_00: once she'd found out nuns were real

wat

But yeah, sure, lock another stupid person away in Christianity for the rest of their lives.

Opinions, bodily orifices, etc.


Bad ones need to be beaten and violated with a ruler?

i42.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-01 05:46:06 PM
img818.imageshack.us
What's the problem?
 
2012-04-01 05:49:27 PM
Good for her. I hope she is happy and fulfilled for the rest of her days. I see no reason to snark.
 
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2012-04-01 05:51:44 PM

Coco LaFemme: Good for her. I hope she is happy and fulfilled for the rest of her days. I see no reason to snark.


What CLF said.
 
2012-04-01 05:52:19 PM

Earguy: One of The Church's biggest problems is that they can't attract new clergy. Every church I've been to is led by people from other countries with thick accents that have little in common with their parishioners.


Perhaps the entrance requirements are way too strict...
img109.imageshack.us
 
2012-04-01 05:53:56 PM

Earguy: St_Francis_P: I guess I'm happy she likes being a nun and all, but I have no idea what we're supposed to take away from this article.

What I took away from it? That it's so rare for a young American woman to become a nun, that it is newsworthy.

One of The Church's biggest problems is that they can't attract new clergy. Every church I've been to is led by people from other countries with thick accents that have little in common with their parishioners.


Like Jesus?
 
2012-04-01 05:55:19 PM

Coco LaFemme: Good for her. I hope she is happy and fulfilled for the rest of her days. I see no reason to snark.


This, though she could become an Episcopal and become a deacon or priest and still get married.
 
2012-04-01 05:57:25 PM
I find mysticism fascinating...
 
2012-04-01 06:09:02 PM
how about the calling to receive spankings and perform the oral sex?
 
2012-04-01 06:13:42 PM

shivashakti: Jackal_N: If she is lucky, smart, and plays her cards right??? she might get to be a Vatican scientist.
Link (new window)

Well, see...that I doubt is going to happen.

If it isn't a all-boys club

Unfortunately, it is. Catholicism may be 'enlightened' on some issues in comparison to other Christians, but it's still an all-boys club and there's no chance of that changing any time soon. Catholicism is hostile towards women. Unless you're the Virgin Mary or aspiring to be like her.


Thanks, not surprised but I didn't bother checking.
"enlightened" I love it, I needed a laugh today.
Hostile, that's a nice way of putting it. Unfortunately, women aren't the only target and Catholicism has lots of company when it comes to hostility. Too many organized religions are mean-spirited if you aren't "theirs" and giving them money.

Wonder how they would feel about a sex change? Kidding of course. I'm sure that would get her excommunicated, which is a quite an improvement over the whole burning-at-the-stake thing they were doing not so very long ago.
 
2012-04-01 06:18:13 PM

UsikFark: Comsamvimes: shivashakti: Why wouldn't she make a good science teacher, submitter? Catholics believe in evolution and the Big Bang.

I'm getting really tired of the hostility towards all religious people here, as if all religious people are like the anti-science fundamentalists.

I always like pointing out this guy:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x366]

Catholics are pretty good about science.

I went to a catholic school. The science teacher's interpretation of it was that evolution, genomes, astronomy, whatever, was totally compatible with religion because God created life, evolution, etc.

/I once convinced her Neanderthals invented the beverage that modern Coca-Cola is based on. I got extra credit for that factoid.
//I'm not religious


Religion is man searching for a god.
Christianty is God reaching out to man.
A whopping big difference.
 
2012-04-01 06:19:03 PM
www.lobbycardinvasion.com
Understands
 
2012-04-01 06:19:24 PM

ultraholland: how about the calling to receive spankings and perform the oral sex?


Bad, bad, naughty Zoot!
 
2012-04-01 06:25:40 PM

Earguy: St_Francis_P: I guess I'm happy she likes being a nun and all, but I have no idea what we're supposed to take away from this article.

What I took away from it? That it's so rare for a young American woman to become a nun, that it is newsworthy.

One of The Church's biggest problems is that they can't attract new clergy. Every church I've been to is led by people from other countries with thick accents that have little in common with their parishioners.


That's because while the church is shrinking here in the US it's exploding in a lot of 3rd world countries (mostly in Africa).


shivashakti: I think the percentage is way off. Roman Catholicism is the largest Christian denomination in the world. Even in America, it's the largest single Christian denomination.


Right on claim #1, incorrect on #2.

religions.pewforum.org
 
2012-04-01 06:30:56 PM
Mother Superior: "Welcome to the Convent of Silence, Sister Mary Katherine. You are welcome to stay here as long as you like, but you may not speak until I direct yo to do so."

Five years pass.

Mother Superior: "You have remained silent for five years. You may speak two words."

Sister Mary Katherine: "Hard bed."

Mother Superior: "I'm sorry to hear that. We will get you a better bed."

Five more years pass.

Mother Superior: "You may say another two words, Sister Mary Katherine."

Sister Mary Katherine: "Cold food."

Mother Superior: "I am quite sorry. We will instruct the cook to ensure your food is warmer in the future."

Five years later. . .

Mother Superior: "You may say two words only today."

Sister Mary Katherine: "I quit."

Mother Superior: "It's probably for the best. You've done nothing but biatch since you got here."
 
2012-04-01 06:51:24 PM

fusillade762: Right on claim #1, incorrect on #2.


Maybe I'm looking at the chart wrong, but I don't see a particular denomination larger than Catholicism there.

Unless you're counting Evangelicals as a denomination rather than a type...
 
2012-04-01 07:10:35 PM

sweet-daddy-2: Religion is man searching for a god.
Christianty is God reaching out to man.
A whopping big difference.


Philosophy is a walk on slippery rocks
Religion is a smile on a dog.
 
2012-04-01 07:14:52 PM

Comsamvimes: shivashakti: Why wouldn't she make a good science teacher, submitter? Catholics believe in evolution and the Big Bang.

I'm getting really tired of the hostility towards all religious people here, as if all religious people are like the anti-science fundamentalists.

I always like pointing out this guy:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x366]

Catholics are pretty good about science.


Yea Catholicism isn't about hating science. It's about hating yourself.

/Former Catholic speaking.
 
2012-04-01 07:17:32 PM
gtlic.info

The first with this pic? Really? Is everyone hung over from the Fark party or something?
 
2012-04-01 07:18:19 PM
I went to a talk by Dawkins at uni, with five friends who all do biological sciences with me. We also all went to Catholic schools.
He casually throws in, "Oh, faith schools simply cannot teach any biology. Pupils will come away blinkered."

That's why I get annoyed with this "science and religion are incompatible" nonsense. There are stupid, fundamentalist Christians. Also with scientists. She should be a nun - like good old Sister Mary Bogroll who used to guard the loos and accuse you of smoking if you spent more than two minutes in there.
 
2012-04-01 07:22:33 PM

fusillade762: Earguy: St_Francis_P: I guess I'm happy she likes being a nun and all, but I have no idea what we're supposed to take away from this article.

What I took away from it? That it's so rare for a young American woman to become a nun, that it is newsworthy.

One of The Church's biggest problems is that they can't attract new clergy. Every church I've been to is led by people from other countries with thick accents that have little in common with their parishioners.

That's because while the church is shrinking here in the US it's exploding in a lot of 3rd world countries (mostly in Africa).


shivashakti: I think the percentage is way off. Roman Catholicism is the largest Christian denomination in the world. Even in America, it's the largest single Christian denomination.

Right on claim #1, incorrect on #2.

[religions.pewforum.org image 200x793]


Actually, your chart shows that shivashakti's claim is right given that Evangelical churches are not a single denomination
 
2012-04-01 07:39:36 PM

shivashakti: fusillade762: Right on claim #1, incorrect on #2.

Maybe I'm looking at the chart wrong, but I don't see a particular denomination larger than Catholicism there.

Unless you're counting Evangelicals as a denomination rather than a type...


You are aware that Protestants are not Catholics, right?
 
2012-04-01 07:43:41 PM

capt.hollister: Actually, your chart shows that shivashakti's claim is right given that Evangelical churches are not a single denomination


I think we may have strayed into semantic hair splitting over the definition of "denomination".
 
2012-04-01 07:44:08 PM

shivashakti: Why wouldn't she make a good science teacher, submitter? Catholics believe in evolution and the Big Bang.

I'm getting really tired of the hostility towards all religious people here, as if all religious people are like the anti-science fundamentalists.



If only there were a word to describe casting a blanket judgement on large numbers of people before even bothering to learn the details. A pre-judgement of sorts, as it were. Then I think we would have a name to pin on that hostility towards all religious people we so frequently encounter here.
 
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