11 February 2009

Religious Convenience

Meanwhile, while Lutheran schools are expelling students for ungrounded, hateful reasons, the Catholic church has launched a PR campaign to remind folks about Indulgences. Wikipedia defines Indulgences as:

"the full or partial remission of temporal punishment due for sins which have already been forgiven. The indulgence is granted by the church after the sinner has confessed and received absolution. The belief is that indulgences draw on the storehouse of merit acquired by Jesus' sacrifice and the virtues and penances of the saints. They are granted for specific good works and prayers.

The best part: they draw on the "storehouse of merit." Or you can buy them, like folks did in the olden days.

Yeah, this all seems to make perfect sense. So you're expelled for being yourself but you can buy off bad deeds, as long as they're "redeemable" bad deeds. WHAT?


Kyle Taylor

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