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(Fox News)   GOD does NOT accept CREDIT CARDS   (foxnews.com) divider line 70
    More: Interesting, Vatican, electronic payments, Holy See, Sistine Chapel, Deutsche Bank Italia, credit cards  
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2013-01-03 01:13:28 PM  
Unless it's for tithing. Then you can do ACH, credit card, debit card, or probably Paypal in some dioceses.
 
2013-01-03 01:16:46 PM  
I'm getting a kick out of this as I'm charging cards for God right now.
 
2013-01-03 01:39:23 PM  
Cash, Grass or Ass... (well 2 out of 3)
 
2013-01-03 02:02:48 PM  
Which God are we talking about? I'm certain Republican Jesus will take VISA or MasterCard, but probably not American Express.
 
2013-01-03 02:09:11 PM  

AirForceVet: Which God are we talking about? I'm certain Republican Jesus will take VISA or MasterCard, but probably not American Express.


Ironic, since I have more faith in American Express than Jesus. The former has been on my side in a few disputes.
 
2013-01-03 02:36:54 PM  

Gig103: Ironic, since I have more faith in American Express than Jesus. The former has been on my side in a few disputes.


Jesus is always on your side my son, he just doesn't give a shiat about your finances. That's a job for the church
 
2013-01-03 02:45:04 PM  
 
2013-01-03 02:59:22 PM  
GOD The Catholic Church which is the biggest scam business/bank in the world, does NOT accept CREDIT CARDS
  /ftfy subtard
 
2013-01-03 02:59:52 PM  
They say Jesus saves, but they never specify the interest rate.
 
2013-01-03 03:00:17 PM  
Well, how am I gonna get my Gin-U-Wine Italian Pope-Soap-on-a-Rope at the Vatican Boutique and Gift Shoppe now?
 
2013-01-03 03:02:03 PM  
Guess Justin Bieber's never going to get to see the Sixteenth Chapel now.
 
2013-01-03 03:02:47 PM  

ChipNASA: GOD The Catholic Church which is the biggest scam business/bank in the world, does NOT accept CREDIT CARDS
  /ftfy subtard


It's hard to determine which is the bigger/biggest scam. God(s), the RC church or religion in general.

Religion = Superstition + $$$$$
All we need to know about that
 
2013-01-03 03:03:18 PM  
He doesn't need a starship either
 
2013-01-03 03:03:47 PM  
When I was back there in
seminary school
There was a person there
Who put forth the proposition
That you can petition the Lord
with prayer
Petition the Lord with prayer
Petition the Lord with prayer
You cannot petition the Lord
with prayer
 
2013-01-03 03:06:38 PM  
Invisible pink unicorns don't accept credit cards either.
 
2013-01-03 03:07:23 PM  
img689.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-03 03:07:25 PM  
The Corriere della Sera newspaper reported that the Italian central bank took the action because the Holy See has not yet fully complied with European Union safeguards against money laundering

I wonder why that could be.
 
2013-01-03 03:07:58 PM  
In God we trust, everyone else pays cash?
 
2013-01-03 03:08:43 PM  

p4p3rm4t3: [img689.imageshack.us image 800x335]


I..I..said..what does god need with my money?
 
2013-01-03 03:09:31 PM  
Picture of sign at Vatican:

consumertraveler.com
 
2013-01-03 03:10:44 PM  
The Corriere della Sera newspaper reported that the Italian central bank took the action because the Holy See has not yet fully complied with European Union safeguards against money laundering.

I am Jack's complete lack of surprise. The Church? Involved in something shady and illegal? Who knew.

//If a local Italian paper is reporting that there are insufficient safeguards, then the reality is probably that the Pope himself has been using stolen credit cards at McDonald's regularly or something similarly blatant.

ChipNASA: GOD The Catholic Church which is the biggest scam business/bank in the world, does NOT accept CREDIT CARDS
  /ftfy subtard


It's not the Church in general, it's Vatican City in particular.
 
2013-01-03 03:10:54 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-03 03:12:00 PM  
Farking socialists.
 
2013-01-03 03:14:15 PM  
Religion is the oldest, and one of the largest businesses in the world. How much for that "Buddy Christ" statue?
 
2013-01-03 03:18:10 PM  
Moneychangers kicked out of an important center of worship which draws international visitors?

chanarchive.org
 
2013-01-03 03:19:02 PM  
Wow, Dave Ramsey rubbed off on the Catholics.
 
2013-01-03 03:19:33 PM  

ChipNASA: GOD The Catholic Church which is the biggest scam business/bank in the world, does NOT accept CREDIT CARDS
  /ftfy subtard


It's not the Catholic Church it's the Bank of Italy.
RTFA, correcting tard.
 
2013-01-03 03:19:34 PM  
Last time I stepped into a church I saw something like this...

cdn.ubergizmo.com

Made me sick to my stomach.
 
2013-01-03 03:22:39 PM  

Fribble: Last time I stepped into a church I saw something like this...

[cdn.ubergizmo.com image 234x346]

Made me sick to my stomach.


I can understand that, with or without the "reverse ATM."

I went to a church because the wife of a friend died. I sat in the back, left at the 1st opportunity.
 
2013-01-03 03:23:18 PM  

Fribble: Last time I stepped into a church I saw something like this...

[cdn.ubergizmo.com image 234x346]

Made me sick to my stomach.


Fu*king parasites.
 
2013-01-03 03:25:26 PM  
touring the vatican "museum" is all one needs in order to understand the church is complete BS.

They have priceless art, sculpture etc etc all plundered from all corners of earth. Most of it should have been returned to the people from whence it was stolen thousands of years ago.

It wasn't a very christian place IMHO.

If they really were the church of Jesus all of that stuff would have been returned or sold off for the good of the meek.
 
2013-01-03 03:26:09 PM  

Fribble: Last time I stepped into a church I saw something like this...

[cdn.ubergizmo.com image 234x346]

Made me sick to my stomach.


That's disgusting; I wish I'd thought of it first.
 
2013-01-03 03:28:10 PM  

kindms: touring the vatican "museum" is all one needs in order to understand the church is complete BS.

They have priceless art, sculpture etc etc all plundered from all corners of earth. Most of it should have been returned to the people from whence it was stolen thousands of years ago.

It wasn't a very christian place IMHO.

If they really were the church of Jesus all of that stuff would have been returned or sold off for the good of the meek.


The pope went to Australia. Gave a talk about "materialism,", etc. Then adjusted his gold emboidered silk dress, took a limo to his private, and flew back to Italy.
 
2013-01-03 03:29:05 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: kindms: touring the vatican "museum" is all one needs in order to understand the church is complete BS.

They have priceless art, sculpture etc etc all plundered from all corners of earth. Most of it should have been returned to the people from whence it was stolen thousands of years ago.

It wasn't a very christian place IMHO.

If they really were the church of Jesus all of that stuff would have been returned or sold off for the good of the meek.

The pope went to Australia. Gave a talk about "materialism,", etc. Then adjusted his gold emboidered silk dress, took a limo to his private, and flew back to Italy.


private jet...

Vicodin attack.
 
2013-01-03 03:29:07 PM  
*RTFA*

Scumbags.
 
2013-01-03 03:29:36 PM  

ProfessorOhki: Fribble: Last time I stepped into a church I saw something like this...

[cdn.ubergizmo.com image 234x346]

Made me sick to my stomach.

That's disgusting; I wish I'd thought of it first.


You NEVER to ATM
 
2013-01-03 03:31:25 PM  
Hell, I accept credit cards.

i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-03 03:32:29 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Approves.
 
2013-01-03 03:37:04 PM  

ChipNASA: ProfessorOhki: Fribble: Last time I stepped into a church I saw something like this...

[cdn.ubergizmo.com image 234x346]

Made me sick to my stomach.

That's disgusting; I wish I'd thought of it first.

You NEVER to ATM


But it's a reverse ATM! Which I can only assume is slightly more sanitary.
 
2013-01-03 03:39:17 PM  

Another Government Employee: Approves.


Is that an altar boy in black in the front?
 
2013-01-03 03:57:57 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: Inflatable Rhetoric: The pope went to Australia. Gave a talk about "materialism,", etc. Then adjusted his gold emboidered silk dress, took a limo to his private, and flew back to Italy.

private jet...

Vicodin attack.


I asumed the typo was "to his altar boy's private"
 
2013-01-03 04:00:05 PM  
looks dark green, but ya
 
2013-01-03 04:01:40 PM  

Captain Darling: The Corriere della Sera newspaper reported that the Italian central bank took the action because the Holy See has not yet fully complied with European Union safeguards against money laundering

I wonder why that could be.


LOL like that's gonna happen. I'd be interested in the details here on what requirements they won't meet, but the way they insist on secrecy and transfer money through the HS basically IS money laundering. It's not a matter of meeting the documentation requirements to show you're not playing dirty by the intent of the rules. They ARE playing dirty by the intent, and thus cannot provide credible documentation to the contrary.
 
2013-01-03 04:03:46 PM  
so no visa,mc,ae,etc
but cash is ok
aaaaaaaaa
isn't it easier to launder cash?
jus sayn'
 
2013-01-03 04:05:39 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Inflatable Rhetoric: Inflatable Rhetoric: The pope went to Australia. Gave a talk about "materialism,", etc. Then adjusted his gold emboidered silk dress, took a limo to his private, and flew back to Italy.

private jet...

Vicodin attack.

I asumed the typo was "to his altar boy's private"


He might have had a few boys on his jet.
 
2013-01-03 04:09:09 PM  
Go to the Vatican on Sunday..the museum is free!!

/no money exchanged
//cept for food and rosaries
///when in Rome
 
2013-01-03 04:21:17 PM  
t1.gstatic.com
"Jesus Saves, but George Nelson Withdraws"
 
2013-01-03 04:29:48 PM  
The Chris Farley Show.

/First thing I thought of
 
2013-01-03 04:30:35 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-03 04:33:41 PM  

kindms: It wasn't a very christian place IMHO.


I had the same feeling walking through the Vatican. I couldn't help but wonder how much good all the money spent on guilding this and that in gold and draping everything in marble could have done for humanity over the ages. Then I went to the gift shop...$2,000-3,000 for these TINY mosaics. I don't doubt that a TON of work goes into them...but yeesh (and good luck selling those once you're "cash only"). Everything in the store seemed outrageously expensive and I couldn't help but think about all the older tourists who were packing the place and shelling out for something since it was their "once in a lifetime" trip to the Vatican. It felt very, very exploitative. I found the whole experience distasteful.
 
2013-01-03 04:36:51 PM  
So, Il Papa is not up-to-date on his PCI compliance? Whodathunkit?
 
2013-01-03 04:38:17 PM  
That's good, because i wasn't planning on sending them one penny anyway. Not on card, not cash.

/go stuff your draconian life rules up your ass pope.
 
2013-01-03 04:40:55 PM  
"I've got a Sears card..."

blog.zap2it.com
 
2013-01-03 04:41:20 PM  

deamonbutterfly: "Jesus Saves, but George Nelson Withdraws"


Oh, George, not the livestock.
 
2013-01-03 04:52:18 PM  
Sound like it is just Italian banks which are not allowed to operate tehre. I'm surprised other nations' banks haven't stepped forward.

CSB time: I used to travel to Burma (Myanmar) for work and had to travel there with hundreds of dollars in cash because there are no banks allowed to operate due to sanctions. Except the international hotel chains. There you could use your credit card for a 4% "fee". All of these transactions are routed through Singapore in defiance of the current UN sanctions ( I think Lee Kwan Yew personally collected 2% of that) .

I bet the Vatican could strike a deal with a bank from some other country quite easily and go on their merry way of selling their wares to the dupes who go there.
 
2013-01-03 05:04:13 PM  
I'm sure that the lack of adequate safeguards against money-laundering at the Vatican bank was purely an oversight.  It goes without saying.

In fact, forget you read this.
 
2013-01-03 05:11:10 PM  

theorellior: deamonbutterfly: "Jesus Saves, but George Nelson Withdraws"

Oh, George, not the livestock.



Sales, Mr. McGill, sales! And what
do I sell? The Truth! Ever' blessed
word of it, from Genesee on down to
Revelations! That's right, the word
of God, which let me add there is
damn good money in during these days
of woe and want! Folks're lookin'
for answers and Big Dan Teague sells
the only book that's got 'em!


encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
(i can do this all day:)
 
2013-01-03 05:33:19 PM  
Does God still need a starship?
 
2013-01-03 05:57:06 PM  

ProfessorOhki: That's disgusting; I wish I'd thought of it first.


so do the witches.
 
2013-01-03 08:47:19 PM  

old_toole: Jesus is always on your side my son, he just doesn't give a shiat about your finances. That's a job for the church


In that regard, the church don't giveth and the church just taketh away!
 
2013-01-03 09:14:00 PM  
Personally, I'd look for a religion that guarantees salvation or triple your money back.

http://www.subgenius.com/pams/pam2p1.html
 
2013-01-03 09:34:29 PM  

Cheron: When I was back there in
seminary school
There was a person there
Who put forth the proposition
That you can petition the Lord
with prayer
Petition the Lord with prayer
Petition the Lord with prayer
You cannot petition the Lord
with prayer


Excellent song.
 
2013-01-03 09:37:15 PM  

Cheron: When I was back there in
seminary school
There was a person there
Who put forth the proposition
That you can petition the Lord
with prayer
Petition the Lord with prayer
Petition the Lord with prayer
You cannot petition the Lord
with prayer


Let's really throw is out of (or into) context, shall we?

Peppermint, miniskirts, chocolate candy
Champion sax and a girl named Sandy
There's only four ways to get unraveled
One is to sleep and the other is travel, da da
One is a bandit up in the hills
One is to love your neighbor 'till
His wife gets home
 
2013-01-03 09:45:46 PM  

kindms: touring the vatican "museum" is all one needs in order to understand the church is complete BS.

They have priceless art, sculpture etc etc all plundered from all corners of earth. Most of it should have been returned to the people from whence it was stolen thousands of years ago.

It wasn't a very christian place IMHO.

If they really were the church of Jesus all of that stuff would have been returned or sold off for the good of the meek.


Ok, I'll bite. What did they steal? Most was commissioned or purchased.

Though I do agree on the not very christian place it does have some great art.
 
2013-01-03 09:57:52 PM  
"In his homily to 10,000 people in St. Peter's Basilica, the 85-year-old pontiff said the world is "sadly marked by hotbeds of tension and conflict caused by growing inequality between the rich and poor, by the prevalence of a selfish and individualistic mindset which also finds expression in an unregulated capitalism."

Link

Kind of a oops moment here with the timing.
 
2013-01-03 10:00:23 PM  

theorellior: deamonbutterfly: "Jesus Saves, but George Nelson Withdraws"

Oh, George, not the livestock.


A little foldin' money will take care of that.
 
2013-01-03 10:49:35 PM  
Without credit cards, it will be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a tourist to enjoy a trip to Vatican City. But with cash, all things are possible.
 
2013-01-04 02:25:49 AM  
Catholicism should work in something like the hajj in Islam. It'd be a cash cow.
 
2013-01-04 03:13:05 AM  
It's simple. They will only take cash because it's easier to avoid taxes on cash sales....wait a minute.
 
2013-01-04 08:55:24 AM  
consumertraveler.com
 
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