Like, when I say I feel like I'd be more concerned about visiting the US with how easy it is for white Americans to purchase gun, than I would be visiting a Muslim country - perhaps consider that there's not just intentional gun violence in the States but like... a toddler could drop a gun and kill me because people are fools and don't lock stuff away.
Doing a MOOC about religion and there's one dude who's seems to just really dislike Muslims and another super conservative Catholic dude and both of them don't seem to get when you talk about how you feel about a topic, you're not looking for stats on Muslim terrorism or to provide examples of a thing
Why yes, my hobby IS enduring the poor formatting of the Vatican website to find out exactly why our priest is wrong on this thing that I suspect he is wrong on (and like, I didn't even go to Sunday school or really study Catholicism at regular school or anything, this is just what I've picked up attending Mass every week for 35 years)
The thing that really fascinates me is the ruling on cremation, which basically boils down to "well, if you believe that God can put you back together afterwards for the second coming and kingdom of God on earth, then go for it" which means that it was fine for my Dad and grandparents but our previous parish priest can't be cremated when he pops it
My neighbour's mum died earlier in the year and his dad has been staying with him since then pretty much. Neighbour's mum was fairly Catholic. Anyway it turns out they have her ashes still in the house and yes grief etc etc and yet I am also sat here thinking "I feel like the church recently clarified the deal with ashes and how you shouldn't keep them at home or something"
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Gerard Mercator’s 1595 attempt at mapping the Arctic based on traveller's reports, including a giant whirlpool, polar pygmies & a mountain at its centre.
At the time, it was accepted that the pole must feature a giant, magnetic mountain towards which all compasses pointed.
Can you spare a few minutes?
I'm looking for information about terms - appropriate and otherwise - used to refer to various groups.
They will be used to build a resource explaining the "right" way to refer to members of those groups.