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(BBC)   While Pope Francis seems to be trying to simplify the Papacy and shun the more ornate trappings of office, the Russian Patriarch seems to want to go a different direction and has a special train car built that's covered in gold leaf and murals   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 64
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2013-07-24 05:13:50 PM
as well as a 50-litre container for run-off holy water.

Wut?
 
2013-07-24 05:16:10 PM

blatz514: as well as a 50-litre container for run-off holy water.

Wut?


That's code for Vodak.
 
2013-07-24 05:16:42 PM

blatz514: as well as a 50-litre container for run-off holy water.

Wut?


Connect that thing to a firehose, and they're all set for mass blessings.
 
2013-07-24 05:18:00 PM

Fluid: blatz514: as well as a 50-litre container for run-off holy water.

Wut?

Connect that thing to a firehose, and they're all set for mass blessings.


Feel the love of Jesus all over your body
 
2013-07-24 05:18:03 PM
Russian Pope is Honest Pope.
 
2013-07-24 05:20:05 PM

cgraves67: blatz514: as well as a 50-litre container for run-off holy water.

Wut?

That's code for Vodak.


Ahh, that's very PC of them.  The drunks
 
2013-07-24 05:20:10 PM

blatz514: as well as a 50-litre container for run-off holy water.

Wut?


Golden holy shower
 
2013-07-24 05:20:40 PM
He jumps in it
 
2013-07-24 05:21:21 PM
*kisses tiny giraffe and squeals like a schoolgirl*
 
2013-07-24 05:21:22 PM
DESTROY THEM ALL!
www.womanaroundtown.com
 
2013-07-24 05:21:44 PM
They've got gold leaf. They've got gold leaf. They've got alllll gold leaf.
 
2013-07-24 05:21:51 PM
Magic isn't real ... but money is.
 
2013-07-24 05:21:58 PM
Lighten up, Francis.
 
2013-07-24 05:22:53 PM
Is there a stable for the tiny giraffes?
 
2013-07-24 05:23:27 PM
That makes me feel very sad for Russian alter boys.
 
2013-07-24 05:23:30 PM

Fano: *kisses tiny giraffe and squeals like a schoolgirl*


Damnit.
 
2013-07-24 05:23:35 PM

Farking Canuck: Magic isn't real ... but money is.


Begs to differ...

www.easyreadsystem.com
 
2013-07-24 05:27:05 PM

neversubmit: That makes me feel very sad for Russian alter boys.


Why would they alter boys? Ouch.
 
2013-07-24 05:28:54 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: DESTROY THEM ALL!
[www.womanaroundtown.com image 450x327]


I have ALWAYS wanted to play that game!

www.vagonremmash.ru
Also, this looks like a brothel
 
2013-07-24 05:29:39 PM
with some 6,000 policemen on duty to maintain order

WTF Appearently Religion of Peace they aren't.
 
2013-07-24 05:30:20 PM
What a train in Russia may look like:
www.wired.com
 
2013-07-24 05:31:06 PM

tinyarena: MaudlinMutantMollusk: DESTROY THEM ALL!
[www.womanaroundtown.com image 450x327]

I have ALWAYS wanted to play that game!

[www.vagonremmash.ru image 320x223]
Also, this looks like a brothel


It's the House of the Rising Sun from Easy Rider.
 
TWX
2013-07-24 05:32:08 PM

8Fingers: with some 6,000 policemen on duty to maintain order

WTF Appearently Religion of Peace they aren't.


In their defense, it's hard to have a security team run alongside the train the whole way. They tire quickly...
 
2013-07-24 05:34:52 PM
All aboard
Crazy, but that's how it goes.
 
2013-07-24 05:42:02 PM
I would have gone for a refurbished Soviet-era armored train.
 
2013-07-24 05:43:18 PM
They are called Icons, not murals.
 
2013-07-24 05:44:12 PM
Weren't the Russians executing people for behavior like this not too long ago?
 
2013-07-24 05:45:24 PM

johan heggs tiny man nipples: They are called Icons, not murals.


A mural is anything painted directly on a wall. This is technically both, I think.
 
2013-07-24 05:47:25 PM
This doesn't happen to be one of those Lionel trains with a wind-up key on the side, does it?

If it was garden scale or bigger, I'd think the cost of the gold leaf would go into the hundreds of dollars!

//why does a god need a train car?"
 
2013-07-24 05:49:23 PM

mike_d85: Weren't the Russians executing people for behavior like this not too long ago?


Yes but without the authoritarian structure of the Soviet Union, Russia has to find a cheaper way to keep people in line. History has long shown that religion is a very effective way of controlling the masses. Putin's recent actions criminalizing behaviors and speech that goes against the church shows that he's trying to set the church up as a state controlled puppet. The question is, how does he keep the church from eventually turning the tables like the evangelicals have in the US Republican party?
 
2013-07-24 05:50:15 PM
Do the Russians really need to coat everything in Goldleaf? They must but a shiat ton of Goldenschlager thre and have dookie and pee that glitters
 
2013-07-24 05:51:14 PM

Foundling: This doesn't happen to be one of those Lionel trains with a wind-up key on the side, does it?

If it was garden scale or bigger, I'd think the cost of the gold leaf would go into the hundreds of dollars!

//why does a god need a train car?"


God is a hobo, bound for glory.
 
2013-07-24 05:56:46 PM

groppet: Do the Russians really need to coat everything in Goldleaf? They must but a shiat ton of Goldenschlager thre and have dookie and pee that glitters


Glitter Dust Dookie is the name of my new Warsaw Pact-inspired funk-punk fusion band.
 
2013-07-24 05:57:20 PM
Time for some housekeeping

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-24 05:58:42 PM

UNC_Samurai: groppet: Do the Russians really need to coat everything in Goldleaf? They must but a shiat ton of Goldenschlager thre and have dookie and pee that glitters

Glitter Dust Dookie is the name of my new Warsaw Pact-inspired funk-punk fusion band.


Rock on gold dust dookie, take your silver spoon ...
 
2013-07-24 06:02:33 PM

Infernalist: Russian Pope is Honest Pope.


I think this is the guy that had a 40k watch shopped out of a picture, so no.

/Could be mistaken.
 
2013-07-24 06:03:24 PM
 
2013-07-24 06:03:40 PM

EngineerAU: mike_d85: Weren't the Russians executing people for behavior like this not too long ago?

Yes but without the authoritarian structure of the Soviet Union, Russia has to find a cheaper way to keep people in line. History has long shown that religion is a very effective way of controlling the masses. Putin's recent actions criminalizing behaviors and speech that goes against the church shows that he's trying to set the church up as a state controlled puppet. The question is, how does he keep the church from eventually turning the tables like the evangelicals have in the US Republican party?


I was thinking more along the lines of Song of Ice and Fire.  Be careful about giving your heads of religion an army.
 
2013-07-24 06:15:24 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: DESTROY THEM ALL!
[www.womanaroundtown.com image 450x327]


That's got to be pretty obscure, even around here!

/Groove it with your space-commander, daddy!
 
2013-07-24 06:19:08 PM

Dwight_Yeast: MaudlinMutantMollusk: DESTROY THEM ALL!
[www.womanaroundtown.com image 450x327]

That's got to be pretty obscure, even around here!

/Groove it with your space-commander, daddy!


Heh... I just watched it over the weekend
 
2013-07-24 06:20:44 PM
Religion is all about tradition and keeping with the old school.
 
2013-07-24 06:22:06 PM

EngineerAU: Yes but without the authoritarian structure of the Soviet Union, Russia has to find a cheaper way to keep people in line. History has long shown that religion is a very effective way of controlling the masses. Putin's recent actions criminalizing behaviors and speech that goes against the church shows that he's trying to set the church up as a state controlled puppet.


So how's that different from how the USSR did it?
 
2013-07-24 06:31:28 PM

zerkalo: Time for some housekeeping

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 490x718]


Link
 
2013-07-24 06:33:48 PM

tinyarena: MaudlinMutantMollusk: DESTROY THEM ALL!
[www.womanaroundtown.com image 450x327]

I have ALWAYS wanted to play that game!

[www.vagonremmash.ru image 320x223]
Also, this looks like a brothel


Is that the Holy Foozball Table on the left? (Foozball is teh devil!)
 
2013-07-24 06:35:06 PM
Just as Jesus would have wanted it.
 
2013-07-24 06:38:22 PM
It's not really his private train. It's more like a rolling orthodox church. Given that, is it really that different?
 
2013-07-24 06:40:14 PM

EngineerAU: mike_d85: Weren't the Russians executing people for behavior like this not too long ago?

Yes but without the authoritarian structure of the Soviet Union, Russia has to find a cheaper way to keep people in line. History has long shown that religion is a very effective way of controlling the masses. Putin's recent actions criminalizing behaviors and speech that goes against the church shows that he's trying to set the church up as a state controlled puppet. The question is, how does he keep the church from eventually turning the tables like the evangelicals have in the US Republican party?


Polonium in the wine
 
2013-07-24 06:40:53 PM

mike_d85: Weren't the Russians executing people for behavior like this not too long ago?


Yeah, 80 years ago. Then those who believed in Second Coming World Revolution left politics and Stalin decided that Church has its uses
 
2013-07-24 06:55:30 PM
"That makes me feel very sad for Russian alter boys."

Yeah, homosexual pedophiles are everywhere, even Russia.
 
2013-07-24 07:06:12 PM
On the plus side, the car will be an easy target for anyone who wants to blow the prick up.
 
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