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Old 09-17-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: NW NJ & Hawaii Kai
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"He has two balls, and they are well hung!")





http://www.weirdload.com/art/chair.jpg (broken link)

"Medieval eyewitness accounts give no doubt that at one time, this chair and others like it were indeed an important part of the papal coronation ritual. But why should the cardinals be so concerned that they would go through the embarrassment of publicly probing their new boss to demonstrate that the pope is indeed a male? (It wasn't done quietly, either."

http://www.weirdload.com/art/popegrope.jpg (broken link)


Papal Trivia (http://www.weirdload.com/popes.html - broken link)

This insane ritual was apparently in reaction to the furor caused by Pope Joan.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: S. Wales.
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I've always liked Pope Joan - a sot of Vatican Hatshepsut (q,v)

Legendary..but

"Yet for hundreds of years -- up to the middle of the seventeenth century -- Joan’s papacy was universally known and accepted as truth. In the seventeenth century, the Catholic Church, under increasing attack from rising Protestantism, began a concerted effort to destroy the embarrassing historical records on Joan. Hundreds of manuscripts and books were seized by the Vatican. Joan’s virtual disappearance from modern consciousness attests to the effectiveness of these measures."

Well, similar claims can be made about another religious figure, Jesus Christ, and he's pretty legendary, too. The poster has an agenda, too. There's a book to sell.

Pope Joan (Morgana's Observatory)
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:35 AM
 
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I just saw that a movie was adapted from Cross's book, and recieved favorable reviews.

Pope Joan (2009)
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Western Cary, NC
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"He has two balls, and they are well hung!")







"Medieval eyewitness accounts give no doubt that at one time, this chair and others like it were indeed an important part of the papal coronation ritual. But why should the cardinals be so concerned that they would go through the embarrassment of publicly probing their new boss to demonstrate that the pope is indeed a male? (It wasn't done quietly, either."




Papal Trivia (http://www.weirdload.com/popes.html - broken link)

This insane ritual was apparently in reaction to the furor caused by Pope Joan.
Wow, I learn something new every day. I bet this was a real attention grabber for the new pope. lol
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: NW NJ & Hawaii Kai
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"HEY HEY what the hell do you think you're doing?!"
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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Why feel? Couldn't they just look? Or, trust their god to appoint an adequate pope?

Funny how the pope was supposed to have so much power yet had to succumb to this type of thing by 'lesser people'.
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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Why feel?
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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I bet this was a real attention grabber
Ha Ha!
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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Why feel? Couldn't they just look? Or, trust their god to appoint an adequate pope?

Funny how the pope was supposed to have so much power yet had to succumb to this type of thing by 'lesser people'.
I suppose they have to check they are warm and have a pulse.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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I suppose they have to check they are warm and have a pulse.
Holy pulsating pope balls!
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