Don't really care about the stamps though..I won't be buying any. I don't really collect stamps, well I did kind of in the 90's when they had the classic Looney Tunes characters on the stamps, but I think I left those at my parents. Next time I buy stamps, I will probably just buy a book of the ones with the Liberty bells at Walmart, because I could care less about what is printed on something I am only using to mail my bills with.
(So I'm not cheap, I'm lazy? Meh...)
Did the Catholics ever get around to making Theresa a Saint? Seems like it'd be a good PR move for 'em.
You read it! You can't unread it!
(Of course, he wasn't the first to propose evolution, but he is the one to find the driving force. He really kicked it all off.)
I know lots of people who don't believe in creationism, but they believe that a god set the 'formula' for evolution [as well as everything else]. I think that's way more rational than believing that everything has always existed in its current form, but many public schools, even in this day and age, teach children that a god created everything the way it exists today. I think that is an overlooked form of child abuse.
triplemultiplex wrote:Did the Catholics ever get around to making Theresa a Saint? Seems like it'd be a good PR move for 'em.
No. That's going to take a while. We might be long dead by the time she comes up for sainthood.
sorry, couldn't resist. that's all i think of when i see this thread.
Bug, you are so awesome you could believe anything and I would still love you. (Platonic.)
Hell, you could be a Scientologist and I'd consider you my nigga.
1. After a candidate's death, the community of believers in which the candidate lived thinks he or she should become a saint, so they start a cause to make it so.
2. The local bishop investigates the candidate's life and makes sure any miracles attributed to the candidate have no medical explanations - say a person is suddenly cured of terminal cancer. Is there a medical explanation for this? If there is, it's no miracle, and the investigation moves on.
3. The local bishop asks other bishops nearby if the candidate is well-known. If so, then the candidate is submitted for beatification along with a claim of a miracle. If the claim checks out and the candidate's life is historically important, he or she can be called blessed.
4. A blessed person can then be submitted for sainthood. A second miracle is sought and the blessed's reputation for holiness should by then be worldwide. If those check out, then the candidate becomes a saint.
Of course, there are many many more saints around than the Church has records for, and these are known to God and to individuals or small groups who knew him or her.
Mother Teresa was put on a fast track to sainthood, but much of the money her order received could have been put to better use lifting people out of poverty instead of just ministering to them, and for that her cause is being held up. She is currently "blessed."
What a shame.
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If you are going to complain so much about religion and hypocrisy and all that, at least complain to someone who is being really hypocritic.
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