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Desc:Name is the article title you should really look up on Smithsonian.com, wow.
Category:Educational, Religious
Tags:Catholicism, jewels, skeleton week, martyrs, when religion is awesome
Submitted:memedumpster
Date:10/20/13
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Comment count is 12
misterbuns
Liquidate The Vatican. Give the money to Africa.
Pope Caius
But I just got these grillz.

misterbuns
***** Gespenst Sternen

Ocyrus
Most of the outrageous wealth was extracted from Europe and the Americas. Very little should go to Africa, but they can have a few jewels.

memedumpster
The article I dug this video out of YouTube to plug...

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2013/10/meet-the-fanta stically-bejeweled-skeletons-of-catholicisms-forgotten-martyrs/
Scrotum H. Vainglorious
This is how rappers want to go.
The Mothership
Long story short, in the Catholic Counter Reformation a lot of people thought 'hey, people who are turning towards Protestantism just need some shock and awe to realize their error, and we need to dazzle and impress Catholics who might be considering switching. I know, let's cover everything we can in goldplate and jewels and have lots of sunbursts, Roman columns and scrollwork in our architecture, that'll impress em.' This philosophy created the Baroque art style. Turns out this philosophy was also applied to the bones of saints.
cognitivedissonance
SIDE EFFECT: They invent the werewolf mythos, by finding a converted Protestant named Peter Stumpp, who had one hand. The evidence he was a werewolf was because the supposed werewolf had the same paw missing.

memedumpster
Stumpp the One-Handed, Werewolf.

I have to have some business cards printed up.

kamlem
Who says you can't take it with you.
TeenerTot
Which muppet does the preview image remind me of...?
Jet Bin Fever
Amazing and creepy as hell. My favorite is the one that looks like Zeus.
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