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(KSPR Springfield)   Harvard's "black mass" angers Catholics who hate everything dark and sensual and I'll be in my bunk holding mass of my own   (kspr.com) divider line 215
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2014-05-12 04:06:22 PM
But not much mass.
 
2014-05-12 04:10:29 PM
Meh.
 
2014-05-12 04:13:41 PM
When will they be holding a Black Seder or a Black Salat?
 
2014-05-12 04:14:35 PM
Our beliefs cannot stand up to mocking!
 
2014-05-12 04:18:43 PM

lockers: Our beliefs cannot stand up to mocking!


FTA ""Our purpose is not to denigrate any religion or faith, which would be repugnant to our educational purposes," the Harvard student group said in a statement, "but instead to learn and experience the history of different cultural practices.""

This is merely an educational exercise.
 
2014-05-12 04:20:35 PM

InterruptingQuirk: lockers: Our beliefs cannot stand up to mocking!

FTA ""Our purpose is not to denigrate any religion or faith, which would be repugnant to our educational purposes," the Harvard student group said in a statement, "but instead to learn and experience the history of different cultural practices.""

This is merely an educational exercise.


Hmm. Summoning demons for fun. Well that's a problem that kinda solves itself. Shine on you crazy diamonds.
 
2014-05-12 04:28:01 PM
A Harvard Divinity School professor who is also a Catholic priest said none of cultural club's other events include the "blaspheming of Catholic sacramental practice."

He's just angry that his supply of young boys has evaporated.
 
2014-05-12 04:46:59 PM
Wait...the Harvard President's name is Faust?

Someone is playing shenanigans.
 
2014-05-12 04:51:11 PM
Faust, a noted historian, said:  "The 'black Mass' had its historical origins as a means of denigrating the Catholic Church; it mocks a deeply sacred event in Catholicism, and is highly offensive to many in the Church and beyond."

And raping small children is highly offensive to many outside the church, so please go fark yourself with a cactus
 
2014-05-12 04:55:59 PM
Leveling accusations of sacrilege at people conducting a Black Mass, as if that weren't entirely the point, is pretty funny.
 
2014-05-12 04:59:19 PM
"Harvard" or a "Harvard club"?

Because any theoretical outrage would depend on whether it was the institution itself, or a student club exercising it's constitutional free speech rights to do whatever it wants*. Why do is it a First Amendment issue when a Christian club wants to ban gays, but a cultural studies club wants to hold a black mass? Hmm, right-wingers?

*within reason
 
2014-05-12 05:03:04 PM

yanceylebeef: Wait...the Harvard President's name is Faust?

Someone is playing shenanigans.


Yeah, my eyebrows raised at that, too.
 
2014-05-12 05:05:49 PM
"everything dark and sensual --> I'll be in my bunk"? Judging from the headline, subby has a short fuse.

So to speak.
 
2014-05-12 05:05:53 PM
i've heard that black masses are bigger and sturdier than their white counterparts.
 
2014-05-12 05:52:36 PM
"Our purpose is not to denigrate any religion or faith, which would be repugnant to our educational purposes," the Harvard student group said in a statement, "but instead to learn and experience the history of different cultural practices."

The cultural club said it also plans to host a Shinto tea ceremony, a Shaker exhibit and a presentation on Buddhist meditation.


Get over your self, Boston Archdioceses
 
2014-05-12 06:03:55 PM
Who spends the money to go to Harvard to major in "cultural studies"?

/and yeah, "Faust"? That's a joke, right?
 
2014-05-12 06:09:37 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Faust, a noted historian, said:  "The 'black Mass' had its historical origins as a means of denigrating the Catholic Church; it mocks a deeply sacred event in Catholicism, and is highly offensive to many in the Church and beyond."

And raping small children is highly offensive to many outside the church, so please go fark yourself with a cactus


Yeah, this.  The Catholic Church has been abhorrently offensive to millions of people over the years, not least those were were raped, tortured and oppressed for over 2 millennia and up to the present day by your money-grubbing bullshiat representatives the world over.  I cordially invite you to f*ck off.
 
2014-05-12 06:11:30 PM

MrBallou: "everything dark and sensual --> I'll be in my bunk"? Judging from the headline, subby has a short fuse.

So to speak.


Do you mean subby or stubby?
 
2014-05-12 06:14:20 PM
A Black Mass, a Shinto tea ceremony, a Shaker exhibit and Buddhist meditation? Sounds like a party.
 
2014-05-12 06:15:06 PM
Christ...Halloween must drive them absolutely nuckin' futs!

Boston Archdiocese...all credibility lost since the sex abuse scandal. They have an elevated sense of their position in the community.
 
2014-05-12 06:19:05 PM
But Harvard University President Drew Faust called the plans to reenact a black Mass "abhorrent" and a "fundamental affront to values of inclusion, belonging and mutual respect that must define our community."

I'm sure they can come to some sort of bargain with the president.
 
2014-05-12 06:19:32 PM

InterruptingQuirk: lockers: Our beliefs cannot stand up to mocking!

FTA ""Our purpose is not to denigrate any religion or faith, which would be repugnant to our educational purposes," the Harvard student group said in a statement, "but instead to learn and experience the history of different cultural practices.""

This is merely an educational exercise.


Perhaps they could hold a witch-burning, too.  You know, as an educational exercise.
 
2014-05-12 06:19:38 PM
Does "black mass" mean frat bros anally raping pledges?
 
2014-05-12 06:19:42 PM
Farking little boys is perfectly acceptable, but offending people who fark little boys is out of the question? Sounds about right...
 
2014-05-12 06:22:45 PM
Wait till Sterling hears about this.
 
2014-05-12 06:23:17 PM
The Harvard president said she will allow the black Mass to continue, citing the value of free expression on campus, but will attend a prayer ceremony Monday night at St. Paul's Church in Cambridge.


I think I'm more offended that the president believes in fairy tales...
 
2014-05-12 06:23:52 PM

Weaver95: InterruptingQuirk: lockers: Our beliefs cannot stand up to mocking!

FTA ""Our purpose is not to denigrate any religion or faith, which would be repugnant to our educational purposes," the Harvard student group said in a statement, "but instead to learn and experience the history of different cultural practices.""

This is merely an educational exercise.

Hmm. Summoning demons for fun. Well that's a problem that kinda solves itself. Shine on you crazy diamonds.


lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-05-12 06:24:00 PM
Georgetown does them better.
 
2014-05-12 06:24:06 PM

www.reactionface.info

DAT MASS

 
2014-05-12 06:25:01 PM

Mouser: InterruptingQuirk: lockers: Our beliefs cannot stand up to mocking!

FTA ""Our purpose is not to denigrate any religion or faith, which would be repugnant to our educational purposes," the Harvard student group said in a statement, "but instead to learn and experience the history of different cultural practices.""

This is merely an educational exercise.

Perhaps they could hold a witch-burning, too.  You know, as an educational exercise.


...and maybe some blackface theater while their at it.
 
2014-05-12 06:25:17 PM
The history of black Masses is murky, but Catholics say the intent of such ceremonies is obvious: to mock their rituals and beliefs. The Masses often parody Catholic sacraments, such as Communion, and liturgical vestments.

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2014-05-12 06:26:09 PM
Isnt part of the black mass a baptisim of a pig and then you kill it and cook it up?
 
2014-05-12 06:26:20 PM

InterruptingQuirk: When will they be holding a Black Seder or a Black Salat?


That would be offensive and discriminatory.
 
2014-05-12 06:26:47 PM

yanceylebeef: Wait...the Harvard President's name is Faust?

Someone is playing shenanigans.


Was going to say the same thing - this article CAN'T be real with that name in play, can it?
 
2014-05-12 06:27:01 PM

genner: Mouser: InterruptingQuirk: lockers: Our beliefs cannot stand up to mocking!

FTA ""Our purpose is not to denigrate any religion or faith, which would be repugnant to our educational purposes," the Harvard student group said in a statement, "but instead to learn and experience the history of different cultural practices.""

This is merely an educational exercise.

Perhaps they could hold a witch-burning, too.  You know, as an educational exercise.

...and maybe some blackface theater while their at it.


I'm all for it as long as we're offending everybody possible in the shortest amount of time.  It must be done with enthusiasm, glee and a dedication to not miss a single group to be offended.
 
kab
2014-05-12 06:28:37 PM
Sounds like a totally reasonable thing to be studying in college.
 
2014-05-12 06:28:46 PM
Aww grow up and put on your big boy panties. Let these guys put on a black mass if they want, to hell with offending people. They are doing it as a study of cultural exploration, not to mock the religious folk. First amendment anyone? I mean, if we can't do a damn thing about the Westboro baptist church offending literally the entire world, why worry about some college kids putting on a black mass? To me, religion in general is dumb and is all fictitious anyway, and every religion wants to protest the practice of another..... Like i said, y'all religious crazies need to put on your big kid undies and grow up.
 
2014-05-12 06:29:25 PM

Weaver95: Hmm. Summoning demons for fun. Well that's a problem that kinda solves itself.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-12 06:30:24 PM
Judging by their crooked, vile ways, anything these fiends (Catholics) don't like must be wholesome and dandy.  What will they have to do to get the infamy they deserve?
 
2014-05-12 06:31:34 PM

Weaver95: InterruptingQuirk: lockers: Our beliefs cannot stand up to mocking!

FTA ""Our purpose is not to denigrate any religion or faith, which would be repugnant to our educational purposes," the Harvard student group said in a statement, "but instead to learn and experience the history of different cultural practices.""

This is merely an educational exercise.

Hmm. Summoning demons for fun. Well that's a problem that kinda solves itself. Shine on you crazy diamonds.


Wait so you think demons exist in the literal sense?  And that they will somehow get all 100 people at this event?
 
2014-05-12 06:33:22 PM

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: yanceylebeef: Wait...the Harvard President's name is Faust?

Someone is playing shenanigans.

Was going to say the same thing - this article CAN'T be real with that name in play, can it?


www.harvard.edu

What Harvard President Drew Faust might look like.

/admit it, you thought it would be a guy too.
 
2014-05-12 06:33:34 PM

genner: Mouser: InterruptingQuirk: lockers: Our beliefs cannot stand up to mocking!

FTA ""Our purpose is not to denigrate any religion or faith, which would be repugnant to our educational purposes," the Harvard student group said in a statement, "but instead to learn and experience the history of different cultural practices.""

This is merely an educational exercise.

Perhaps they could hold a witch-burning, too.  You know, as an educational exercise.

...and maybe some blackface theater while their at it.


Being black is a choice.
 
2014-05-12 06:33:36 PM

SnakeLee: Weaver95: InterruptingQuirk: lockers: Our beliefs cannot stand up to mocking!

FTA ""Our purpose is not to denigrate any religion or faith, which would be repugnant to our educational purposes," the Harvard student group said in a statement, "but instead to learn and experience the history of different cultural practices.""

This is merely an educational exercise.

Hmm. Summoning demons for fun. Well that's a problem that kinda solves itself. Shine on you crazy diamonds.

Wait so you think demons exist in the literal sense?  And that they will somehow get all 100 people at this event?


Of course demons exist.  Haven't you been down in a whiskey bottle before?
 
2014-05-12 06:34:33 PM
as one who just GIS "black mass" and saw the free expression of nudity, I for one, have no problem with this.

/Carry on you crazy kids
 
2014-05-12 06:35:18 PM

Weaver95: InterruptingQuirk: lockers: Our beliefs cannot stand up to mocking!

FTA ""Our purpose is not to denigrate any religion or faith, which would be repugnant to our educational purposes," the Harvard student group said in a statement, "but instead to learn and experience the history of different cultural practices.""

This is merely an educational exercise.

Hmm. Summoning demons for fun. Well that's a problem that kinda solves itself. Shine on you crazy diamonds.


Jesus, a black mass? Are they serious? They realize that desecrating the relics of a religion is a pretty big social faux pas, right?

Hopefully, they actually manage to summon Satan (or a Malacoda) and get pulled down to burn in hell for all eternity.

/ you don't joke around with demon summoning. There's too much weird shiat in the universe, for my taste at least, than to intentionally draw the evil eye.
 
2014-05-12 06:37:20 PM

FlashHarry: i've heard that black masses are bigger and sturdier than their white counterparts.


It's not the size of the holy book, it's how you use it!
 
2014-05-12 06:39:17 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: FlashHarry: i've heard that black masses are bigger and sturdier than their white counterparts.

It's not the size of the holy book, it's how you use it!


The shorter your book the better your tongue wagging about it must be
 
2014-05-12 06:39:40 PM
This is the semi-pro level of trolling, though. There's no real risk of backlash or public shaming by the Catholics.

These guys should step up to the big leagues and embrace a spirit of arbeit macht frei and commit some old-fashioned anti-semitism, or host a gallery night devoted to depictions of Muhammad through the ages. Preferably something avant garde involving women's study's majors using old menstrual blood.
 
2014-05-12 06:40:36 PM

iheartscotch: They realize that desecrating the relics of a religion is a pretty big social faux pas, right?


Christians, especially Catholicism, have no right to complain about desecrating other religions, given it's history.
 
2014-05-12 06:41:16 PM

iheartscotch: Hopefully, they actually manage to summon Satan (or a Malacoda) and get pulled down to burn in hell for all eternity.


lparchive.org
Satan is a pretty damn useful all-around Persona.

(I've always wanted to get a tattoo of one of those Goetic demon emblems. They look super cool, and would have the added bonus of freaking out people who think they actually do anything.)
 
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