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2012-05-04 03:17:26 AM
Read it as "convict"...started thinking some sort of serial killer was advertising on CL
 
2012-05-04 03:26:57 AM
From the article, "nunnabes"? First thought it was nunnbabes.......got excited for a moment.
 
2012-05-04 03:33:39 AM
Abjuration
 
2012-05-04 03:36:16 AM
Get thee to a nunnery!
 
2012-05-04 03:39:08 AM
oday, the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec, based in Canada, has just five convents in Maine and Massachusetts with 56 sisters. The youngest is 64 years old, and it's been more than 20 years since a new member joined.

Can you imagine a 18 year old joining this convent? No one was born after 1948!

That would make one heck of a movie.

How do you solve a problem like Maria?
 
2012-05-04 03:45:05 AM
I don't think they understand that chastity = no future generation, which is not a smart way to increase the power, population base, and wealth of your religion.

/amazed by the amount of control people give up for religion
//if they can't all be true then none of them are
 
2012-05-04 03:59:01 AM
they said we could walk on water
they said we should knock on wood
we did none of these things and they said we could sing
so we sang about falling in love
 
2012-05-04 04:19:25 AM
We get it, he's black.
 
2012-05-04 04:39:36 AM
'the sinful nuns of saint valentine' is the DVD i'm watching this very moment so i'm getting a kick out of this.

perhaps more women would choose to be nuns if they were actually allowed to serve god and the community instead of being servants to paedophiles.
 
2012-05-04 04:43:26 AM
.....so if you like Pina Coladas,......

/DNRFA
 
2012-05-04 05:14:46 AM
Some young women are still interested

Met a girl on an Auckland to LA flight who was returning to a NY Bronx nunnery. She was a NZ girl (from Nelson) who'd signed up over internet at 19, and couple of years later seemed happy with choice and vocation

(I have since used this experience to tell the gullible abt how I slept with a nun once... )
 
2012-05-04 05:36:36 AM
What - no naughty nympho nun pics???
 
2012-05-04 05:54:30 AM
Since Fark has paid members I'm a bit confused as to why it is not listed as an organized hate group. It does meet every definition.
 
2012-05-04 05:54:54 AM
We got to go in and visit the penguin.
 
2012-05-04 06:19:09 AM

Buffet: What - no naughty nympho nun pics???


www.myspaceantics.com
 
2012-05-04 06:48:30 AM
Nuns get zero financial help from the vatican. So they got that going for them, which is nice.
 
2012-05-04 06:59:29 AM

ADHD Adult: I don't think they understand that chastity = no future generation, which is not a smart way to increase the power, population base, and wealth of your religion.

/amazed by the amount of control people give up for religion
//if they can't all be true then none of them are


the entire membership of the Church does not take a vow of chastity.
 
2012-05-04 07:01:51 AM

KrispyKritter: 'the sinful nuns of saint valentine' is the DVD i'm watching this very moment so i'm getting a kick out of this.

perhaps more women would choose to be nuns if they were actually allowed to serve god and the community instead of being servants to paedophiles.


Look how stupid you are.
 
2012-05-04 07:11:31 AM
At one time, women would join the sisterhood through word of mouth or their personal interactions with sisters, said Lachance, vocation director for the Good Shepherd Sisters. But now, many younger women aren't even aware it's a choice.

This is a Sam Kinison sort of thing. How many women are there in ME? Now, how many are interested in religious service? Right. So go where those folks are like AL, MI, you know the Bible Belt. You'll find plenty of wimmin there.

Do I have to do all the thinnin around here?
 
2012-05-04 07:12:22 AM
Also, spankings & oral sex.

/its all much too periless.
 
2012-05-04 07:16:54 AM
"Lead us not into temptation"

gtlic.info
 
2012-05-04 07:37:20 AM
There are a lot of religious traditions that have sexual abstinence as a theme for holy men or holy women on the path to enlightenment, as part of a general asceticism.

I think the big turn-off about the nuns as monastic orders is that they have no voice. Nobody within their community, no matter how righteous or holy or enlightened has any real say in anything. They all get told what to do by a patriarchal bureaucracy that doesn't seem to have any respect for them as fellow monastics.

To a certain extent, that doesn't matter, because monastic types aren't in it to climb any power ladders--not the "for real" ones. That's kinda counter to the whole point. Monastic types mostly want to be let alone to be what they are.

But that's the point---with the patriarchal bureaucracy always over their heads, the nuns as monastics are not let alone to be what they are.

And to be a Catholic nun (other religions have nuns, too) you have to be okay with that. Which partly explains why they have trouble finding nuns.

On the other hand, that patriarchal bureaucracy provides one heck of a structural support on which to build monastic communities, so there is a plus side they're getting in exchange for that down side.
 
2012-05-04 07:48:51 AM

Macular Degenerate: "Lead us not into temptation"

[gtlic.info image 364x400]


Now you're talkin'! I may join myself. They must need a guy for.......something?
 
2012-05-04 08:15:19 AM
www.filmink.com.au

May the Lord open.
 
2012-05-04 08:19:37 AM

ADHD Adult: I don't think they understand that chastity = no future generation, which is not a smart way to increase the power, population base, and wealth of your religion.


Oh, yes... tell us more about how the Catholic Church doesn't understand power and wealth.
 
2012-05-04 08:24:56 AM
I'mma leave this here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0918927/
 
2012-05-04 08:32:06 AM

www.drinkingmansdiary.com
Blessed is he who cums in the name of the Lord!
 
2012-05-04 08:34:34 AM

27.media.tumblr.com


/So wrong
//Yet so right
 
2012-05-04 09:02:08 AM

ADHD Adult: I don't think they understand that chastity = no future generation, which is not a smart way to increase the power, population base, and wealth of your religion.

/amazed by the amount of control people give up for religion
//if they can't all be true then none of them are


The Catholic Church encourages their lay people to breed like rabbits, so a few nuns living celibate lives isn't going to hurt them. I suspect most nuns are homely, asexual or lesbian, so that sex within the bounds of Catholic doctrine is not an option anyway.

/meaningless cliches are meaningless.
 
2012-05-04 09:24:01 AM

powhound: Read it as "convict"...started thinking some sort of serial killer was advertising on CL


I read it is "coven" and assumed this would be a hot witch thread.

Leaving un-spellbound...
 
2012-05-04 09:24:21 AM

david_gaithersburg: Since Fark has paid members I'm a bit confused as to why it is not listed as an organized hate group. It does meet every definition.


I don't understand a single word in that sentence. Was this in code?

/ I know, I know... obvious troll is obvious.
 
2012-05-04 09:37:34 AM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-04 09:39:24 AM
Years ago I worked at a Catholic High School owned by some nuns. Mother Superior was elected by the 'not it' system.
 
2012-05-04 09:53:28 AM
Hell people these days think it is amazing if you can keep your vow to be loving and faithful to your spouse. You really think they will be able to keep a vow of faithfulness and chastity to their church?

/Out of the 10 couples I know our age that have gotten married only the 3 couples of us are still together
//Pretty farking sad if you ask me
///Oh and if you get divorced, don't expect your friends to take sides. Doesn't mean I have to lose a friend because of your failure.
 
2012-05-04 10:26:19 AM
So basically the problem is... they ain't getting nun.
 
2012-05-04 11:07:40 AM
The best book I've ever read about conemplative life is In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden.

It is an inspiring story and gives so much detail about life in a monastery, reading this book feels like you're visiting.
 
2012-05-04 11:12:54 AM

hailin: Hell people these days think it is amazing if you can keep your vow to be loving and faithful to your spouse. You really think they will be able to keep a vow of faithfulness and chastity to their church?

/Out of the 10 couples I know our age that have gotten married only the 3 couples of us are still together
//Pretty farking sad if you ask me
///Oh and if you get divorced, don't expect your friends to take sides. Doesn't mean I have to lose a friend because of your failure.


Back in the day widows and women who were former prostitutes could become nuns, not just young virgins. Not sure if the rules are stricter now. But what would possess someone to forego the possibility of finding romantic love and having children in the modern era is beyond my comprehension. There's no practical sense left in it...perhaps that could also be applied to a number of things "Official Catholicism" does these days.
 
2012-05-04 12:11:20 PM

hdhale: But what would possess someone to forego the possibility of finding romantic love and having children in the modern era is beyond my comprehension.


There are people who are not monks or nuns who have little or no interest in sex of any kind. You sometimes hear of them as 'asexuals'. There are also victims of abuse that view forming any sexual relationship as too painful to deal with.

And there may well be people who do have sexual interests but prefer a quiet, relatively simple life of prayer, study, and work to the way of the secular world and the stresses of raising a family.

It's not a life you or I would choose, but I don't think it's beyond objective comprehension.
 
2012-05-04 01:33:06 PM

hdhale: Back in the day widows and women who were former prostitutes could become nuns, not just young virgins. Not sure if the rules are stricter now. But what would possess someone to forego the possibility of finding romantic love and having children in the modern era is beyond my comprehension. There's no practical sense left in it...perhaps that could also be applied to a number of things "Official Catholicism" does these days.


Ah, could be. I'm not sure what the requirements are, but still I can't imagine people wanting to spend all their time praying, cooking, cleaning, praying, praying, and praying some more with a bunch of women day in and day out. It isn't fun. Even in Christianity people are gravitating away from the doom and gloom sects over to the fun mega churches with coffee shops and rock bands. At least how I see it. I've never been to any church so I wouldn't know.
 
2012-05-04 02:47:52 PM
I have known people who have worked with nuns at hospitals and such,
And they say if you think nuns are being celibate, then your probably still believing in Santa clause too.
 
2012-05-04 07:12:59 PM

stevenvictx: I have known people who have worked with nuns at hospitals and such,
And they say if you think nuns are being celibate, then your probably still believing in Santa clause too.


Apoostrophe error...

;)

P.S. And spelling.
 
2012-05-04 07:47:22 PM
Haven't read the thread yet, but I'd like to point out they're missing out on a lot of callings recently because you have to be debt free to join a religious order.

This is causing an interesting recruitment problem with regards to student loans.
 
2012-05-04 07:54:35 PM

Hermione_Granger: The best book I've ever read about conemplative life is In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden.

It is an inspiring story and gives so much detail about life in a monastery, reading this book feels like you're visiting.


Just added it to my wishlist.

I'd also recommend "An Infinity of Little Hours." A very day-by-day account of the five years you spend before you're accepted to a Carthusian monestary.
 
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