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← Does Religion Make You Nice?

Pope Joan's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by Pope Joan

Under Catholicism one can behave as “un-nice” as one pleases and still obtain salvation by the indulgence granted by a priest in the confessional. Many renowned and ruthless members of the Mafia were and are Catholic, and had their souls cleansed as easily as washing wet cement off of their hands.

Even better, back in 1095, Pope Urban enlisted thousands of the faithful to fight in the first crusade by offering a plenary indulgence (forgive all sins) to anyone who signed up. With no worries about dying in sin, no one had to be nice at all as they pillaged, raped and hacked through the infidel’s sacred land.

Fri, 07 Nov 2008 15:34:00 UTC | #266774