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(Daily Mail)   The real questions are why was a priest carrying around a vial of Pope John Paul II's blood in a backpack and how many other vials are still out there?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 44
    More: Weird, John Paul II, vials, pope, Pope Benedict XVI, blood  
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2012-08-29 10:15:42 AM  
4 votes:
Don't worry, they got it covered!

epguides.com
2012-08-29 11:58:21 AM  
3 votes:
This guy ------------------------------------------------v
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... is doing Facebook wrong.
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2012-08-29 10:25:15 AM  
3 votes:
www.whudat.com 

What did they do, hang him by the feet and drain him like a turkey after he died?
2012-08-29 10:14:46 AM  
3 votes:
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Approves
2012-08-29 10:04:32 AM  
3 votes:
Because Benedict needs blood.

thedefeatists.typepad.com
2012-08-29 09:48:16 AM  
3 votes:
Is that Rowan Atkinson in the first picture?

i.dailymail.co.uk
2012-08-29 10:46:41 AM  
2 votes:
He's protecting one of John Paul II's horcruxes.
2012-08-29 10:39:11 AM  
2 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: So do you get magical powers or what from carrying around a relic? I could see the utility of +10% HP from a saint's knuckle bone or something.


Na, it got nerfed, last crusade.
2012-08-29 10:36:52 AM  
2 votes:

mhd: BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD POPE!


SKULLS FOR THE SKULL CHURCH.

i.dailymail.co.uk
2012-08-29 10:28:16 AM  
2 votes:
So do you get magical powers or what from carrying around a relic? I could see the utility of +10% HP from a saint's knuckle bone or something.
2012-08-29 10:13:05 AM  
2 votes:
encrypted-tbn3.google.com
2012-08-29 10:09:55 AM  
2 votes:
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because he was the chosen one?
2012-08-29 09:58:32 AM  
2 votes:
Duh, because he was a vampire and his blood sold for high dollar on the black market. Doesnt anyone watch True Blood so they know whats going on?
2012-08-29 04:49:18 PM  
1 votes:

Langdon_777: I guess the blood of a pope who was a beneficiary of corruption and 'pope-acide' might be worht something in black magick rituals.

The guy was a stooge who at least knew of what went on before he gained the illustrious post.

MUCH MUCH more investigation is needed into what happened to John Paul I - that guy was actually a Saint, alas he was surrounded by Serpents - follow the money (and wow what a money & power trail it is, a country that shouldn't be and a head of state who was intelligent, wise and saintly, who was murdered just weeks into his popedom (FYI - look up the history of the Vatican Banks and cringe at the still untouched corruption - look for the P2 corpses, esp the one on the bridge....).

*Jesus Wept and the World joined Him*


Black Friar. That is all.
2012-08-29 03:10:32 PM  
1 votes:
When December 12, 2012 comes, the blood from PJP 2 will be combined in the holy grail, from which it will then transform into the reborn PJP 2, the Pro-Christ.
2012-08-29 01:19:36 PM  
1 votes:
how many other vials are still out there?

How many do you want to buy?
2012-08-29 12:51:30 PM  
1 votes:
A vial of the Pope's blood being carried by a priest sounds like the setup to the next Dan Brown book.
2012-08-29 11:47:15 AM  
1 votes:

CygnusDarius: Blood of saints are a good weapon against vampires and demons, everyone knows this.

/Now, let me activate my Dementation discipline


Seems we've gone Ventrue -> Lasombra for this pope.
2012-08-29 11:40:26 AM  
1 votes:
www.jonathanrosenbaum.com
2012-08-29 11:28:41 AM  
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: Relics are not specific to Catholicism; they play roles in Islam and certain sects of Buddhism, too.

The idea that parts of an admirable person's body contain power is as old as ritual cannibalism.

On the secular side, we have the original copies of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, bits of the 9/11 carnage, flags that flew over certain battlefields, etc.

Relics are merely focal points for prayer, meditation, inspiration. Saint Jerome declared, "We do not worship, we do not adore, for fear that we should bow down to the creature rather than to the creator, but we venerate the relics of the martyrs in order the better to adore him whose martyrs they are."

Since 787 A. D., every Catholic and Orthodox altar has contained a relic.


So they focus all of the prayer energy, kind of like a lightsaber crystal.
2012-08-29 11:24:36 AM  
1 votes:
wasn't this the plot of "Oceans something teen"?
2012-08-29 11:23:25 AM  
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: Relics are not specific to Catholicism; they play roles in Islam and certain sects of Buddhism, too.

The idea that parts of an admirable person's body contain power is as old as ritual cannibalism.

On the secular side, we have the original copies of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, bits of the 9/11 carnage, flags that flew over certain battlefields, etc.


At Ford's Theatre, you can see the pillow that Lincoln died on - which is stained with his blood.
2012-08-29 10:55:26 AM  
1 votes:
You are all way off base. Catholics would never do something weird with a vial of a dead Pope's blood

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Now that is more like it

Unrelated but somehow this exists... 

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2012-08-29 10:42:52 AM  
1 votes:

CygnusDarius: mhd: BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD POPE!

SKULLS FOR THE SKULL CHURCH.

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Wanted for questioning.
2012-08-29 10:42:39 AM  
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: Then there's Jeremy Bentham, whose headless corpse is revered at the University College London.

He had something for every Farker, lib and con, atheist and religious:

"Bentham became a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of law, and a political radical whose ideas influenced the development of welfarism. He advocated individual and economic freedom, usury, the separation of church and state, freedom of expression, equal rights for women, the right to divorce, and the decriminalising of homosexual acts.[1] He called for the abolition of slavery and the death penalty, and for the abolition of physical punishment, including that of children.[2] Though strongly in favour of the extension of individual legal rights, he opposed the idea of natural law and natural rights, calling them "nonsense upon stilts".[3]"


So basically he was a walking anathema to us.
2012-08-29 10:42:24 AM  
1 votes:

MAYORBOB: Because Benedict needs blood.

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I swear he is the creepiest creep that ever creeped.

/creep.
2012-08-29 10:40:08 AM  
1 votes:

mekki: Pathman: mekki: marius2: You religious folk are Farking weird.

Is it any odder than someone else carrying a locket of some beloved one's hair around? Or a parent keeping their kid's first fallen out baby tooth?

yes. yes it is.

How so?


One's a memento, one's an object of veneration and worship. An - now what's the word I'm looking for here? - ah, yes, an idol.
2012-08-29 10:39:42 AM  
1 votes:
Then there's Jeremy Bentham, whose headless corpse is revered at the University College London.

He had something for every Farker, lib and con, atheist and religious:

"Bentham became a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of law, and a political radical whose ideas influenced the development of welfarism. He advocated individual and economic freedom, usury, the separation of church and state, freedom of expression, equal rights for women, the right to divorce, and the decriminalising of homosexual acts.[1] He called for the abolition of slavery and the death penalty, and for the abolition of physical punishment, including that of children.[2] Though strongly in favour of the extension of individual legal rights, he opposed the idea of natural law and natural rights, calling them "nonsense upon stilts".[3]"
mhd
2012-08-29 10:32:41 AM  
1 votes:
BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD POPE!
2012-08-29 10:26:45 AM  
1 votes:

vpb: [www.whudat.com image 440x330] 

What did they do, hang him by the feet and drain him like a turkey after he died?


Yes
2012-08-29 10:26:10 AM  
1 votes:
Relic?
What relic?
That is a biohazard not a freeping relic.
Crazy Christians!
2012-08-29 10:18:41 AM  
1 votes:
Threads like this are why I am glad to be a member of the CotFSM.

"Touched by his noodly apendage".
2012-08-29 10:17:20 AM  
1 votes:
Isn't this how the Corfu virus starts out?
2012-08-29 10:16:50 AM  
1 votes:

Lumpmoose: Despite suppressing pagans for so many centuries, Catholics sure have some macabre tendencies.


Completely Christian tendencies too! ...That Evangelicals and some Protestants have wandered away from, toward paganism. (Naturalism is closer to paganism than any theology of transubstantiation or hagiography will ever be).
2012-08-29 10:16:12 AM  
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: Note to the "OMG PEDO!" clan in the thread:

The Catholic Church in Europe is very different than the Catholic Church in America. The European church still has very close ties to the pagan clans it converted centuries ago. In fact, learning the history of the Church in Europe is an excellent way to understand the dynamics of 1500 years of Western culture and science.


This. Also, you don't mix Roman Authoritarianism and monotheist religions, that only brings... The Modern Catholic Church.

And try the botargo, it's really good.
2012-08-29 10:14:17 AM  
1 votes:
This sounds like an episode of Supernatural.
2012-08-29 10:13:19 AM  
1 votes:
Blood of saints are a good weapon against vampires and demons, everyone knows this.

/Now, let me activate my Dementation discipline
2012-08-29 10:13:18 AM  
1 votes:

Happy Hours: Is that Rowan Atkinson in the first picture?

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Close...Ty Burrell.

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2012-08-29 10:11:49 AM  
1 votes:

mekki: marius2: You religious folk are Farking weird.

Is it any odder than someone else carrying a locket of some beloved one's hair around? Or a parent keeping their kid's first fallen out baby tooth?


yes. yes it is.
2012-08-29 10:10:56 AM  
1 votes:

mekki: marius2: You religious folk are Farking weird.

Is it any odder than someone else carrying a locket of some beloved one's hair around? Or a parent keeping their kid's first fallen out baby tooth?


They are all equally odd.
2012-08-29 10:06:51 AM  
1 votes:
They're packaged in boxes of ten.
2012-08-29 10:03:00 AM  
1 votes:

RexTalionis: Because Catholics love relics of the saints (and JPII is going to be a saint once the requisite process plays out).

I mean, this isn't even all that macabre as far as Catholic tradition goes. There's severed heads of saints, bones of saints, and even entire preserved corpses of various saints all over the place (although a lot of the older ones are medieval forgeries).


Hell, the entire mass centers around a cannibalism ritual.
2012-08-29 09:58:11 AM  
1 votes:
You religious folk are Farking weird.
2012-08-29 09:42:30 AM  
1 votes:
Despite suppressing pagans for so many centuries, Catholics sure have some macabre tendencies.
 
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