Papal Offer Makes Plavsa Claims Seem Credible

December 12, 2007 at 12:36 am 2 comments

Benedict Says

Here’s a quick mental challenge arising from the Pope’s latest special offer to Catholics. The offer is aimed mainly at vulnerable people who are seriously ill and who believe what the Pope says is true. >>>

  • First, read this article from the Irish Times about the Pope’s new special offer. If you visit Lourdes between December 8 this year and December 8 next year, you will get a free ‘plenary indulgence’ that will give you early release from Purgatory after you die, thus getting you to Heaven faster. But hurry, because the offer runs out on December 8, 2008. Seriously.
  • Then, read this post about the Advertising Standards Authority banning an advert for Plavsa slimming pills. Check out the hard work that the ASAI does generally. And consider that, in the early 21st century, most civilised countries have set up similar authorities to regulate advertising, to ensure that cynical people do not rip off gullible people.
  • Then… I really haven’t a notion what to suggest here.

Entry filed under: Culture, Ireland, News, Religion.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Brendan  |  December 13, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    I thought that the Catholic Church had declared that Purgatory didn’t exist recently…

  • 2. Michael Nugent  |  December 13, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    It was Limbo that they recently decided didn’t exist. Limbo was where you used to go if you died before you were baptised.

    Purgatory is where you go if you die with unforgiven venial sins, as opposed to mortallers.

    If you went to Limbo, while it existed, you could never get to Heaven. If you go to Purgatory, you can get to Heaven after a while, once you are purified.

    I think that’s it anyway. It’s a bit confusing.


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