Sunday, January 25, 2009

Today's Sermon: Do The Horses Want To Be Purified By Fire, Too?

Ah, Spain! Where the truly religious demonstrate their glory to God annually by riding horses through flames... in a Saint Anthony purification ceremony.

St. Anthony, the finder of lost objects, became a Franciscan because he wanted to shed his blood for Christ and become a martyr. What a guy! What better way to make sure you'd be remembered throughout history?

And it worked. Anthony died at age 36 in 1231 and was canonized less than a year later...

And we're still taking about him today.

Oh, yeah. When "the heretics" wouldn't listen to Fr. "Death-Wish" Antony, he preached to the fishes.

No kidding.

Thus endeth today's sermon.

Go forth today and beware the martyr wannabes and their followers... because they want to die and they don't care if they take you with them.

And make them stop abusing innocent animals during their weird-assed religious rituals, too.

I mean it, damn it!

"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and


Blogger Alessandro Machi said...

Assuming the horse and rider survive, does the idiot rider ever actually have the stupidity to approach that same horse, ever again?

12:30 AM  

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