Naturally, as soon as I give myself an excuse to not blog, some article out of nowhere hits me over the head like a frying pan and I must blog about it.
Newsflash: Catholics are selling indulgences again.
That’s right, the wages of sin is hell, or purgatory for a bit, unless you fork over some dough and do some charitable acts in this life.
Oh, but you can’t “buy” one:
You cannot buy one — the church outlawed the sale of indulgences in 1567 — but charitable contributions, combined with other acts, can help you earn one.
So you can’t give the church money and receive an indulgence in return. But you can DONATE money to the church (and ostensibly do some Hail Marys) and EARN one. This way the church will still not have to pay taxes on what they are selling, you see.
Now I don’t mean to pick on the Catholic church over any other fairy tale, but how can any adult who honestly inquires about his/her religion not see that this is of purely human origin?