Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Six--Six--Six Things I Learned About Catholicism Today (While Occasionally Stuttering)

1. In the 1800s, the image of Pope Leo XIII appeared on posters for Vin Mariani, a wine with cocaine and a precursor to Coca-Cola. The pope honored the drink with a medal to show his appreciation for its effervescence.

2. Fanatical young male followers of the Pope are known as Papaboys.

3. The washing machine liberated Western women.

4. God is totally cool with a guy who raped his 9 year-old stepdaughter for three years straight--but not cool with her getting an abortion to save her life.

5. The Pope loves the Simpsons.

6. Cory Burnell wants to set up a Christian nation within the United States where abortion is illegal, gay marriage is banned, schools cannot teach evolution, children can pray to Jesus in public schools, and the Ten Commandments are posted publicly.

To that end, Burnell, 29, left the Republican Party, moved from California and founded Christian Exodus two years ago with the goal of redirecting the United States by "redeeming" one state at a time.

First up for redemption is South Carolina.

Burnell hopes to move 2,500 Christians into the northern part of the state by next year and to persuade tens of thousands to relocate by 2016. His goal is to fill the state legislature with "Christian constitutionalists."

The organization, which claims about 1,000 members, held its first conference October 15-16 to promote its agenda. About 50 people from as far away as Ohio and Oregon attended.
(1+2+6 courtesy Godless Wonder)
Hmmm...really makes you think about joining the fold, eh?


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