Greetings everybody. Old G-Man here is on a real informational jag . I was raised in a Roman Catholic household. I attended public schools, but I attended Catechism for 12 years at our church. I also studied religion in college, so I have had my share of of religious dogma crammed down my throat.
There are a few facts though that are true enough, but somehow failed to make the Sunday School Study Guide.......
The Book of Esther is the only book in the Bible that neglects to mention God!
Although the Church has always frowned on adultry, it did not get around to banning sex with animals until the Council of Ankara in 314 A.D.
The modern confessional box was invented in the middle ages, to help stop priests from assaulting women.
The early Church held that the Virgin Mary was impregnated by her ear. Fear of aural penetration was so widespread that it led to a fashion craze for tight-fitting wimples..
The Catholic Church accepts cannibalism as a justifiable means of saving ones life..
Onan, 'spilled his seed' in Genesis38:9.. He is the Bibles only masturbator. That passage caused the Church to condemn that practice, and gave rise(so to speak) to the word 'Onanism'. In Victorian times it was a popular term for self-abuse!!
The Bible is full of Lepers because it was written at a time when any skin defect, even acne, would get you branded as a Leper. In actuality, most 'Lepers' probably had Syphilis..
The Church adopted celibacy as a code for the priesthood in 1123. 350 years later, Pope InnocentVIII became known as the 'Honest,' because he admitted that he fathered several bastards. He only fessed up because there were rumors floating around that he was a woman.
Before the reformation, men could be excommunicated for wearing wigs. The Church required men's hair to be short, straight, and unadorned..
And those people that know anything about me at all, knows how much I hate this one...
The Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes, recommends clearing the stomach by throwing up before or during a big meal to make room for more food..
I know one should never talk about religion and politics, but what the Hell, this shit really happened. I'm only the messenger.......Peace.....Galen