With all the challenges facing the next pope, the last things he needs to do is worry about selecting his regnal name. That's why we've done the work for him (click to enlarge); selecting the best papal names of all time through the highly scientific process of saying all 80 previously-used titles aloud until somebody started giggling, "Ha ha, you said Pope RomANUS!"
Personally, I'm hoping for a Pope Sixtus VI.
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God is going to supply a million dollars, somebody is praying right now, right this second, you’re praying for a million dollars and God said, 'I have heard your prayer, I know your need, and I'm going to supply the need that you requested,' it's done, in Jesus' name.
Sure, Robertson was talking about his viewers, who may have already won one million dollars in the Pearly Gates Publishers Sweepstakes, but there's no reason we can't adopt this strategy to fix our deficits.
We just need the Treasury Department to hire some hedge fund managers. God sure seems to love answering their prayers.
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Tags: Economy, Money, Pat Robertson, Religion, Sequester
Praise be to the gods of comedy, she has risen!
Michele Bachmann has returned from a long stretch of silence to grace us with a speech at Patrick Henry College, where she touted the flawlessness of her failed presidential campaign:
"I was very proud of the fact that I didn't get anything wrong that I said during the course of the debates. I didn't get anything wrong and that's a huge arena," she said.
Okay, Michele. Show us how you don't get anything wrong.
Tags: Feminism, Michele Bachmann, Religion, Women's Rights
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There's a reason why the United States is often accused of hypocrisy when it comes to human rights. For how can we look at the speck that is in our brother's eye, but not notice the spaghetti strand in our own?
Motor vehicle workers in Dayton [New Jersey] called police on a man who insisted on wearing a pasta strainer on his head during the taking of his driver’s license photo, according to a police report.
The man, Aaron Williams, 25, who gave an Egg Harbor Township address, told motor vehicle workers the strainer was a religious head covering and he had a right to wear it in his driver's license photo.
The treatment of Williams at the hands of the New Jersey DMV is in sharp contrast to the case of Austrian Niko Alm, who in 2011 won the right to appear on his driving license with a spaghetti strainer on his head, as befits a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
The faith boasts "millions, if not thousands of devout worshipers," and entered public consciousness in 2005, when self-proclaimed prophet Bobby Henderson demanded that the religion receive equal time in Kansas schools after the state's school board called for the introduction of "intelligent design" into the curriculum.
May it one day find as much acceptance among our local government bureaucracies as any other religion.
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Tags: Austria, Cars & Vehicles, New Jersey, Religion