Friday, April 21, 2006

Anonymous submission
Roman church sells out
That’s right! (Note the small c.) The Church of St Pantaleone* in Rome has rented out its façade to an advert for The Da Vinci Code.

The submitter writes: Una disgrazia!

The early Christians were threatened with literally being ripped to shreds by gladiators or animals or burnt to death in the Colosseum, or left on a frozen lake to die of exposure in the case of the Forty Martyrs.

What’s these people’s excuse?

Thirty pieces of silver/a few thousand euros?

One can say the same of Tom ‘Honey, Now I’m Greek Too’ Hanks.

*He’s wildly popular in the Orthodox world. A doctor who worked for free (‘unmercenary’), he’s known there by the original Greek form of his name, Panteleimon.

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