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Meet the New Pope, Same as the Old Pope

We have a new pope! And when I say “we,” I mean “the Catholic Church,” of which I am not a member. So “we” might not be the most appropriate pronoun to use, but the non-Catholic among us were inundated … Continue reading

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The Succubus and Incubus Omnibus

As you may well know, the succubus and incubus are basically the same thing, but in different genders. A succubus is a female demon that seduces men, and an incubus a male demon that seduces women. While legends of humans … Continue reading

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My Holy Father’s Dragon

An interesting story I came across recently on Shannon City involved Pope Sylvester I, a contemporary of Constantine, the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity. Sylvester is tied in with the Donation of Constantine, a document that supposedly confirmed … Continue reading

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The Worst Family in Italy

As I recently finished a book in which a reincarnated Rodrigo Borgia, AKA Pope Alexander VI, was a significant character, I thought a review of the activities of the notorious Borgia family wouldn’t be a bad idea. The story more … Continue reading

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Forever and Ever (Until We Change Our Minds), Amen

Partially inspired by some of the comments on this post, I’ve been thinking about the extent to which followers of a particular religion should be held responsible for the comments and actions of its leaders. I’ve come across people asking … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Clements

After Peter, the list of popes continues on to Linus and Anacletus (sometimes just called Cletus), both of whom are nonentities today, and there isn’t any clear proof that they even existed. It’s the supposed fourth pope, Clement, who was … Continue reading

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