Tuesday, November 29, 2005

How Low Can You Go?

Headline: Theologians to ask Pope to suspend limbo - reports
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Limbo -- the place where the Catholic Church teaches that babies go if they die before being baptised -- may have its days numbered.
So there's a commission that decides this? And the final answer is in limbo as well as the babies? Bizarre. This must be some half-baked idea concocted to force parents to baptize their infants for fear of sending them to the Big Luau in the sky.

I personally never liked the limbo. I could never make it very far down without falling into some warped, uncomfortable position. But you'd think babies would be good at it. Unless being in limbo kind of has you floating around in slow motion like you're in space. They must anchor themselves to the bar or something with that gold string Shirley McClain always talks about.

I hope they make a decision soon - the suspense is killing me.


Blogger ItsTJoint said...

Limbo...do you know that at one time the pope almost declared "the world is flat and the center of the celestial bodies" as infallible? I wonder when they are going to decide that limbo doens't include kiddie-touchers?

7:26 PM, November 29, 2005  
Blogger JohnB said...

I never did figure out if purgatory and limbo were the same thing-always too afraid to ask those nuns back in school.

9:55 PM, November 29, 2005  
Blogger ItsTJoint said...

I asked a nun in 6th grade about Limbo. She described it as a paradise only without the presence and grace of God for unbaptized babies...

12:57 AM, November 30, 2005  
Blogger JohnB said...

Doesn't sound so bad-no wonder why they want to get rid of it.

8:28 PM, November 30, 2005  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

catholics get rid of anything that might be fun - except bingo.

5:25 PM, December 01, 2005  
Blogger JohnB said...

Thank God they havn't gotten rid of drinking, at least!

5:58 PM, December 01, 2005  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

true. gotta love catlicks for that. I'm having wine now as a matter of fact. peace be with you.

6:45 PM, December 01, 2005  

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