What Century Is This Again? October 2, 2013Posted by ubi dubium in Rants, Responses.
Tags: atheism, Catholic, John Paul II, pope, relics, saint, scams, stupidity
This was in the Washington Post yesterday:
Catholics moved as date is set for canonizing Pope John Paul II, Pope John XXIII
And included this paragraph:
The shrine [in northeast Washington DC] held special prayer sessions all day to honor the setting of the April Mass dates. It typically takes out the piece of bloodied cassock only after midday Mass as a holy relic Catholics can venerate, or pray before, as a personal item from someone close to God. But the shrine kept it out most of Monday, encased in a silver cross-shaped vessel, so that people could come spontaneously to pray before it.
This is 2014 almost, not the Dark Ages. These people are worshipping a frikkin reliquary!!!
(I wonder how many pieces of “bloodied cassock” are floating around out there? Perhaps there’s money to be made selling them on ebay? Sounds like a better scam than the Madonna on grilled cheese, or Jeebus on a tortilla.)
Please, human beings, grow up already!