Vatican Ships Magic Blood to Mexico

Well, isn’t this fucking Sophisticated Theology. As he was lying in bed dying, the Vatican took viles of blood out of John Paul II’s body to use for blood magic. Not even making this up. Take a look.

From the Freethinker:

A report today says that a vial containing the late pope John Paul II’s blood will soon be winging its way to Mexico in a bid to help bring down crimes rates in the largely Catholic country.
An episcopal conference in Mexico has requested that the relic be sent over and, according to Vatican Radio, the “relic”will arrive in the country on August 17 before being taken to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
A week later the vial of blood from the “blessed” Pope John Paul, a title he acquired posthumously after his successor Benedict XVI beatified him in May, will be taken on a pilgrimage to other Catholic dioceses around the country.

This makes Apollo worship look like astrophysics. No wonder these people can believe that the death of a god/man “saved the world”.

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3 Comments on “Vatican Ships Magic Blood to Mexico”

  1. Kassul Says:

    That’s … pretty special.

    Sigh.

    The Catholic god is a pretty fucked up god if he works through things like this. Even more fucked up than the usual ones.

    I’m not even sure where to start with my questions. Why this sort of thing should be expected to work, precisely how it would, and how the answers to those questions are consistent with a god worth worshipping(good, powerful, etc) while not trampling all over other dogmas like free will and original sin. srsly, wtf.

  2. Greg Says:

    The thing that gets me about Catholics is the transubstantiation. The priest turns the bread and wine LITERALLY into blood and flesh. Cannibalism. That’s just wrong.

  3. Victor Says:

    Yeah, transubstantiation is strange, but I think it’s mostly because they do a piss poor job of explaining it. I think I finally got it down. It turns into the essence of Christ in an Aristotelian philosophy sort of way, but since Protestants do it without thinking that, they add the word “literally” in there, which makes it sound like “physically”.

    Essentially, it’s ancient blood magic interpreted through the lens of Greek philosophy. It probably made sense to someone at the time, but in any modern understanding it’s just a garbled mess. But, no one dares question it since it’s the corner stone of their ceremonies, so they wind up repeating the same explanation without understanding what it means.


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