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(Komo)   Vatican to stop selling cigarettes, potentially causing Heavenly discord as a fight erupts between the patron saints of lung cancer and black market sales   ( komonews.com) divider line
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2017-11-09 03:39:08 PM  
This still won't make up for the child diddling.

Catholics, it's time to end the celibacy oath.
 
2017-11-09 08:08:00 PM  
You can smoke a pole but not a cig.
 
2017-11-09 08:43:27 PM  
HOLY SMOKES!
 
2017-11-09 10:34:37 PM  
In other news, the Vatican was selling cigarettes.
 
2017-11-09 10:34:38 PM  
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/inconsolable
 
2017-11-09 10:35:59 PM  
Also...having been to the Vatican, if the Pope gave a crap about the poor, he would begin selling off the bulk of that useless art and give the money to the poor.  Or at least spring for AC. It was hot as hell in there.
 
2017-11-09 10:40:07 PM  
I drank in a 300-year-old pub the last time I was in the vatican.  I don't recall if they allowed smoking.
 
2017-11-09 10:44:32 PM  
Just have to pray to St. Lucy, patron saint of bumming smokes
 
2017-11-09 10:47:03 PM  

reprobate1125: Also...having been to the Vatican, if the Pope gave a crap about the poor, he would begin selling off the bulk of that useless art and give the money to the poor.  Or at least spring for AC. It was hot as hell in there.


Think of the material wealth as an investment. Rubes come to see the sights and buy the trinkets. That could be used to improve things in marginal societies, if handing out charity actually helped. Ideally they'd invest in infrastructure in places that can't afford it, paying construction laborers who then buy food, encouraging local merchants and farmers. But that's kinda complicated.
 
2017-11-09 10:48:17 PM  
So they're cutting off a tax cheating scam? Oh well.
 
2017-11-09 10:51:46 PM  

wildcardjack: reprobate1125: Also...having been to the Vatican, if the Pope gave a crap about the poor, he would begin selling off the bulk of that useless art and give the money to the poor.  Or at least spring for AC. It was hot as hell in there.

Think of the material wealth as an investment. Rubes come to see the sights and buy the trinkets. That could be used to improve things in marginal societies, if handing out charity actually helped. Ideally they'd invest in infrastructure in places that can't afford it, paying construction laborers who then buy food, encouraging local merchants and farmers. But that's kinda complicated.


If you're around for 2,000 years you are bound to pick up a lot of bric-a-brac, gee-gaws and sundries. Hell, the Smithsonian's been around not even a tenth of the time and look what they've got.
 
2017-11-09 11:01:20 PM  
rent a foreign film. those farkers don't do shiat without a smoke in their puss.
 
2017-11-09 11:12:47 PM  
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2017-11-09 11:16:41 PM  

Too Pretty For Prison: Approves:
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I thought that was a pretty good movie.
 
2017-11-09 11:18:30 PM  
That's okay, Pope Pius XIII will get rid of that right quick.
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2017-11-09 11:54:34 PM  
Glad to see an institution held infallible and sacred by billions is running just a few years behind CVS.
 
2017-11-09 11:54:45 PM  
How will we know when a new Pope is elected?
 
2017-11-10 12:02:01 AM  

thisispete: wildcardjack: reprobate1125: Also...having been to the Vatican, if the Pope gave a crap about the poor, he would begin selling off the bulk of that useless art and give the money to the poor.  Or at least spring for AC. It was hot as hell in there.

Think of the material wealth as an investment. Rubes come to see the sights and buy the trinkets. That could be used to improve things in marginal societies, if handing out charity actually helped. Ideally they'd invest in infrastructure in places that can't afford it, paying construction laborers who then buy food, encouraging local merchants and farmers. But that's kinda complicated.

If you're around for 2,000 years you are bound to pick up a lot of bric-a-brac, gee-gaws and sundries. Hell, the Smithsonian's been around not even a tenth of the time and look what they've got.


Exactly! If you have a profitable museum you should invest in things that improve things. The Smithsonian should charge and invest in science and engineering results
 
2017-11-10 12:53:45 AM  
Cigarettes, ice cream
Figurines of the Virgin Mary
Cadillacs, blue jeans
Dixieland playing on the ferry
 
2017-11-10 12:54:06 AM  

Sydney Bridges: How will we know when a new Pope is elected?


They're switching to edibles. If it's white chocolate chunks, they got a new pope.
 
2017-11-10 01:18:50 AM  
New Testament cigarettes

I smoke 'em.....he smokes 'em
 
2017-11-10 01:28:35 AM  
Unavailable for comment, obviously.


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2017-11-10 01:32:56 AM  
Don't "saints" have to perform some kind of miracle, before being sanctified?
 
2017-11-10 01:36:14 AM  
Otherwise, I would be the patron saint, of internet porn.
 
2017-11-10 02:30:55 AM  
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2017-11-10 03:16:59 AM  

fusillade762: HOLY SMOKES!


At least you read the first two words of the headline; good job!

The appropriate Bible verse is in Matthew 21:

12Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.13"It is written," he said to them, "'My house will be called a house of prayer,'[a] but you are making it 'a den of robbers.'[b]"
 
2017-11-10 08:22:02 AM  

Free Radical: This still won't make up for the child diddling.

Catholics, it's time to end the celibacy oath.


FFS, pedophile priests aren't so because they're not getting enough nookie with people roughly their own age.  Pedophiles are primarily or exclusively attracted to per-pubescent children,  The disorder emerges before or during puberty.

If you don't believe me, maybe you'll believe this guy.
 
2017-11-10 09:19:02 AM  

Type random string here: Free Radical: This still won't make up for the child diddling.

Catholics, it's time to end the celibacy oath.

FFS, pedophile priests aren't so because they're not getting enough nookie with people roughly their own age.  Pedophiles are primarily or exclusively attracted to per-pubescent children,  The disorder emerges before or during puberty.

If you don't believe me, maybe you'll believe this guy.


It's a chicken or egg thing.

The belief is that pedofiles are drawn to the priesthood in high proportions because of the celibacy and their trying not to act on their desires. Something many have obviously failed at.
 
2017-11-10 09:49:00 AM  
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Inconsolable
 
2017-11-10 10:01:47 AM  

TurnerBrown: Type random string here: Free Radical: This still won't make up for the child diddling.

Catholics, it's time to end the celibacy oath.

FFS, pedophile priests aren't so because they're not getting enough nookie with people roughly their own age.  Pedophiles are primarily or exclusively attracted to per-pubescent children,  The disorder emerges before or during puberty.

If you don't believe me, maybe you'll believe this guy.

It's a chicken or egg thing.

The belief is that pedofiles are drawn to the priesthood in high proportions because of the celibacy and their trying not to act on their desires. Something many have obviously failed at.


And as it is with so many beliefs, they're wrong.
 
2017-11-10 10:03:11 AM  
Oh no. You mean you have to walk 200 yards into Rome?
 
2017-11-10 10:08:35 AM  

Sydney Bridges: How will we know when a new Pope is elected?


Black Raspberry Vape mist, no new pope
White Chocolate Vape mist, new pope
 
2017-11-10 10:39:41 AM  
I'd be impressed if the Amish stopped growing it
 
2017-11-10 11:05:51 AM  
What a smoking Vatican might look like.
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2017-11-10 03:09:00 PM  

reprobate1125: Also...having been to the Vatican, if the Pope gave a crap about the poor, he would begin selling off the bulk of that useless art and give the money to the poor.  Or at least spring for AC. It was hot as hell in there.


That doesn't make any sense. Someone's got to own the art, it doesn't have much value as firewood. So selling it doesn't create any value to spend on the poor. You're really just saying the rich people that have money that could be spent on the poor can't be bothered without being given the Vatican's art. Which makes it their fault, not the Vatican's, if the poor are hungry.

Saying the Vatican should sell their art is just like saying you should click on some stupid online fundraiser and some rich entity will give money - clicking on something doesn't help people; you could just give money without that crap.

You could legitimately be angry at the Vatican if they were spending money on making new art instead of the poor. But that's a different issue.
 
2017-11-10 04:54:03 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: reprobate1125: Also...having been to the Vatican, if the Pope gave a crap about the poor, he would begin selling off the bulk of that useless art and give the money to the poor.  Or at least spring for AC. It was hot as hell in there.

That doesn't make any sense. Someone's got to own the art, it doesn't have much value as firewood. So selling it doesn't create any value to spend on the poor. You're really just saying the rich people that have money that could be spent on the poor can't be bothered without being given the Vatican's art. Which makes it their fault, not the Vatican's, if the poor are hungry.

Saying the Vatican should sell their art is just like saying you should click on some stupid online fundraiser and some rich entity will give money - clicking on something doesn't help people; you could just give money without that crap.

You could legitimately be angry at the Vatican if they were spending money on making new art instead of the poor. But that's a different issue.


When we visited the cathedral in Lucerne my 19 year old son pissed and moaned about the gold wrapped saints' bones and all the trimmings, saying that the church should sell it off to take care of the poor. Then when we visited St. Pierre in Geneva he kept going on about how this was what a church should be. I first reminded him that the first one was Catholic and this was Calvinist and their expressions and worship were different. I then told him that, yes, the Church could sell off all their art, relics, possessions and properties. But doing so would then put it all into the hands of a privileged few who might, if we are lucky, decide to share them with the rest of the world. It is better if these items be considered as cultural icons that everyone can enjoy. By paying an admittance fee we are contributing to the outreach programs that the Church runs. If they sell it all, then there is no more income and the programs cease to exist.

It's not ideal but it is the best we can do.
 
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