Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Religion is weird department

This is grotesque and repulsive. A priest in Italy was carrying a vial containing  blood drawn from Karol Wojtyla, better known as John Paul II, who became pope after his predecessor was murdered (or so it appears, although the church pretends otherwise), with the mission of putting the blood on public display. A couple of guys stole the blood, but it was recovered.

Presumably, people were supposed to look at the blood and be miraculously healed or have ecstatic experiences or otherwise experience its magical properties. While this is idiotic, it is no less idiotic than believing that crackers turn into the flesh of a guy who has been dead for 2,000 years if you eat them under the right circumstances. So I suppose it is to be expected of the faithful. But come on now, isn't it time we all grew up?

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