Wednesday October 10th 2007, 12:32 pm
Filed under: Links for the Glum

As a recovering Catholic, my feelings regarding the Vatican are well known to those who know me best. As for those who don’t, let’s just say they’re rather negative. I’ll avoid starting myself off on a rant, because I don’t even think NASA has that much bandwidth.

But I digress. I’m here to talk about nuns. Some nuns are incredibly sweet ladies who dedicate their lives to charity and prayer. Despite what you might think about me, I have no problem with these nuns. I actually revere them for their sacrifice and faith. But then there’s the other kind of nun, who are angry, sexually frustrated penguins who have a severe problem with anyone who isn’t as unhappy as they are. Think I’m being a bitter prick? It’s a fair bet. But considering the fact that when my mother was a little girl in catholic school, she had a nun grab her hair and slam her head into her desk, I’d say my disdain is at least somewhat justified.

Now read this.

I’m still on the fence on this one. I support rebelling against the Vatican wholeheartedly, but I’m against any form of religious zealotry. Is zealotry a word? I don’t really care. The fact that the police went in with full riot gear to arrest nuns is a point in their favor, but the story gives every hint of a cult. This particular one seems to be led by a patriarchical friar who first recruited the mother superior of this particular convent, with all the nuns following in step. This has happened before, and it will more than likely happen again. When you take a relatively small organization devoted entirely to religion, then sequester it behind walls and gates, you’re asking for trouble. Maybe I’m just speaking out of spite, but the important thing is that I finally have an excuse to post this picture:


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One group of religious albeit theoretically harmless nutjobs being ousted by a much larger and more harmful bag of nutjobs? I don’t think there’s a winner in that contest.

As for the riot gear, well, dude, they thought they would meet… SISTER MARY SHURIKEN OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL PERFORATION. NINJA NUNS. Count on it. Coming in 2008.

Comment by Widge 10.10.07 @ 12:56 pm

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