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(BBC)   Vatican declares Mexican Death Saint blasphemous. That's so metallum   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 16
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2013-05-09 12:01:23 PM
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apotheosis27: isn't the Catholic church violating one of the 10 commandments by deifying any saints in the first place?

from what I understand, God doesn't want any of that, but what do I know


good thing they don't "deify" them then.  Catholic sainthood is really more like getting elected to the Catholic Hall of Fame than anything else, which is why it's a travesty that John Paul II seems to be on the fast track.   Sure the man had amazing career stats, but how many championship rings did he have?  NONE.   Sorry, not good enough to win the big one, not good enough to get an "St." in front of your name in my book
2013-05-09 09:48:12 AM
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sincitynewbie: From the doc Whores of Glory.
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Sorry for letting reality creep in to the happy fun time circle jerk.


Oh, you just know you're paying a markup for the big-name brand logo. Buy generic and save!
2013-05-09 09:17:33 AM
2 votes:
Hey! You can't just make up whatever silly crap you want and get people to worship it... That's the church's job.
2013-05-09 03:41:16 PM
1 votes:
Death is the ONLY skinny chick in Mexico, amirite?  Or does someone have pics to refute this?  Salma Hayek doesn't count; she doesn't have a Spanish name.
2013-05-09 02:31:46 PM
1 votes:

DarkVader: seelorq: OK, people, enough already. Saints are not deified. They are canonized. After being beatified. After being named venerable. After being named a servant of God. There's this whole process and it is not deification despite the fact that their bones and clothes are so highly venerated--even after beatification--that they may be made into relics by Vatican sisters, authenticated with wax seals, and traveled around for people to pray before them, hoping for a miracle.

But they are NOT "deified."

Study it out.

Yep, they're deified.  I'm not sure what you'd like me to study, the practice is pretty much out in the open.  The poop declares them saints, and people pray to them.  Sure, there's a process, but part of that process is the ridiculous claim that they performed a supernatural act.


You keep using that word...
2013-05-09 11:41:10 AM
1 votes:
OK, people, enough already. Saints are not deified. They are canonized. After being beatified. After being named venerable. After being named a servant of God. There's this whole process and it is not deification despite the fact that their bones and clothes are so highly venerated--even after beatification--that they may be made into relics by Vatican sisters, authenticated with wax seals, and traveled around for people to pray before them, hoping for a miracle.

But they are NOT "deified."

Study it out.
2013-05-09 10:27:07 AM
1 votes:
To combine threads, wasn't there a Far Side with snails worshipping a salt shaker?

Death is a common visitor in the drug ravaged areas of Mexico. It's no surprise that they've given death a face so they can try and sway the hand of fate. After all, people tend to fear and revere the things that can kill them.

/You should see some of the homemade shrines in the US dedicated to firearms.
2013-05-09 10:07:45 AM
1 votes:
Mexican Death Saint is the name of my mariachi-style My Bloody Valentine cover band.
2013-05-09 10:05:26 AM
1 votes:
Devotees pray to the saint at home-made altars and often offer votive candles, fruit and tequila in the hope Santa Muerte will grant their wishes.

Obviously the worshippers need to BUY MORE STUFF from the church so it would be okay.
That or Santa Muerte didn't pay the franchise fee's this year.

Oddly nothing about little boys in this.  Must have solved that issue and moved on.
Oh, sorry, let me get a mop for that sarcasm on the floor, careful, don't slip.
2013-05-09 10:04:15 AM
1 votes:

simplicimus: apotheosis27: isn't the Catholic church violating one of the 10 commandments by deifying any saints in the first place?

from what I understand, God doesn't want any of that, but what do I know

Saints are intercessors, not deities. They're the clerks who talk to the manager.


I though that was Christ's job?  "Noone shall get to.....but through me" and all that.  Looks like they are draining profit by pumping up middle-management.
2013-05-09 09:48:13 AM
1 votes:
Ah, it's nice to see that the Catholic Church hasn't forgotten how to occasionally remind people that their native, ancestral religions are blasphemous.
2013-05-09 09:32:28 AM
1 votes:
The first thing we need to do is Americanize it.

Santa Murder.

Skeletal Santa Claus in the red outfit with a scythe, bringing sweet sweet death.
2013-05-09 09:28:13 AM
1 votes:
Dibs on "Mexican Death Saint" for my garage heavy metal band.
2013-05-09 09:07:45 AM
1 votes:
Religion celebrates life by telling you, you'll go to hell if you enjoy it.
2013-05-09 09:04:31 AM
1 votes:
Damn, they are about to get an Inquisitionin'.

/ no one expects the Spanish Iquisition
2013-05-09 09:03:58 AM
1 votes:
Better watch out, Francis. You've angered the wrong crowd:

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