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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 35
    More: Asinine, Catholic Church, A Harvard, Satanic Temple, Drew Gilpin Faust, cultural practice, Lucien Greaves, Harvard Divinity School, Archdiocese of Boston  
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7149 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 May 2014 at 6:10 PM (32 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-12 04:46:59 PM  
14 votes:
Wait...the Harvard President's name is Faust?

Someone is playing shenanigans.
2014-05-12 06:24:06 PM  
8 votes:

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DAT MASS

2014-05-12 05:05:53 PM  
8 votes:
i've heard that black masses are bigger and sturdier than their white counterparts.
2014-05-12 04:20:35 PM  
6 votes:

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 06:19:05 PM  
5 votes:
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 04:13:41 PM  
4 votes:
When will they be holding a Black Seder or a Black Salat?
2014-05-12 04:06:22 PM  
4 votes:
But not much mass.
2014-05-12 06:41:16 PM  
3 votes:

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


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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.)
2014-05-12 06:39:17 PM  
3 votes:

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 04:14:35 PM  
3 votes:
Our beliefs cannot stand up to mocking!
2014-05-13 12:46:38 AM  
2 votes:
CTRL-F "NSFW"  No hits.

Disappointing.

Ah well, I suppose it's as good an excuse as any to use this one:

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Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Ftaghn!
2014-05-12 06:39:40 PM  
2 votes:
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 06:37:20 PM  
2 votes:

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 06:29:25 PM  
2 votes:

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


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2014-05-12 06:26:20 PM  
2 votes:

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


That would be offensive and discriminatory.
2014-05-12 06:19:32 PM  
2 votes:

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 06:11:30 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:28:01 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-05-13 03:18:44 PM  
1 votes:

Mugato: farkette716: Besides Catholics are the only group you can hate publicly and be super cool AND with the times!

Well sorry about your feelings but you're going to see a little of that when you're an entity that covers up mass child molestation in your ranks. People get cranky about that for some reason.


A small percentage of terrible things happened to children. This is unacceptable. There are a BILLIONS of followers, people are human....there are bad people everywhere. So yeah have fun with your propaganda machine bigotry.


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2014-05-12 10:59:20 PM  
1 votes:

InterruptingQuirk: mongbiohazard: "Smurfs are real and we must live our lives according to their teachings! That's equally amazing!"

I think you need to unhinge your imagination and listen to what the girl has to say


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If there is other lifeforms out there, alive at a time when we might meet them, I hope they look like this, are real friendly and are not hostile versions of this:

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I just smurfed

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2014-05-12 07:42:15 PM  
1 votes:

MassAsster: Somacandra: FTFA: A narrator will explain the history of the rituals to the expected crowd of 100 or so, according to the Satanic Temple, a New York-based group that announced the ceremony last week.

Yeah...unless there is an actual scholar of Satanism involved, I expect the 'narrator' to be mostly spouting either complete speculation or pure bullshiat.


i imagined the highway to hell as alot larger, maybe 4-6 lanes, kinda like i-75...



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I think you may be confusing Hell with Wisconsin. Its understandable.
2014-05-12 07:26:48 PM  
1 votes:
I might have been to a black mass once. There were a lot of people singing hymnals and women in big hats fanning themselves and I think James Brown was there,
2014-05-12 07:07:27 PM  
1 votes:

iheartscotch: MassAsster: iheartscotch: 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.

You ever stop and think that maybe "evil" was created by the church to back-up it's belief system and keep you in the church?

Evil, as personified as Satan, is a poorly disguised version of the Greek god Hades.

Still, the universe is a pretty vast place. Who's to say that there aren't forces that are beyond our understanding?

I will admit; I spent my formative years getting indoctrinated by nuns. The church has problems; I'll admit that. But, that doesn't mean that I'm going to lead the black mass and sacrifice a virgin to Quetzalcoatl. It's just verboten.


Forces "beyond our understanding" doesn't mean "ridiculous winged 1/2 goat creatures who tempt you, and you shouldn't eat meat on Friday". It really means "gee, a Grand Unified Theory is farking hard for our little mammal brains."
2014-05-12 07:03:57 PM  
1 votes:

abhorrent1: Does "black mass" mean frat bros anally raping pledges?


No, that's Tuesday.
2014-05-12 07:00:00 PM  
1 votes:
Aren't satanists just really trolly atheists?
2014-05-12 06:48:16 PM  
1 votes:
And? Your sacred cows are my cheeseburgers. Get over yourselves.
2014-05-12 06:45:35 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: Hmm. Summoning demons for fun. Well that's a problem that kinda solves itself. Shine on you crazy diamonds.


According to Anton Levay himself it's just Ayn Rand's philosophy with some rituals thrown in. No worship of anything except the ego, and the almighty dollar. Ideal for the modern CEO. No surprise Harvard is embracing it.
2014-05-12 06:33:36 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:25:01 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:23:52 PM  
1 votes:

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.


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2014-05-12 06:22:45 PM  
1 votes:
Wait till Sterling hears about this.
2014-05-12 06:19:38 PM  
1 votes:
Does "black mass" mean frat bros anally raping pledges?
2014-05-12 06:14:20 PM  
1 votes:
A Black Mass, a Shinto tea ceremony, a Shaker exhibit and Buddhist meditation? Sounds like a party.
2014-05-12 06:09:37 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:10:29 PM  
1 votes:
Meh.
 
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