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    JACKSONVILLE, Florida –

    Tito and Amanda Watts were arrested over the weekend for selling “golden tickets to heaven” to hundreds of people. The couple, who sold the tickets on the street for $99.99 per ticket, told buyers the tickets were made from solid gold and each ticket reserved the buyer a spot in heaven — simply present the ticket at the pearly gates and you’re in.

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    “People can sell tickets to heaven,” a Jacksonville police spokesman said. “But the Watts misrepresented their product. The tickets were just wood spray painted gold with ‘Ticket To Heaven – Admit One’ written in marker. You can’t sell something as gold when it’s not. That’s where the Watts crossed the line into doing something illegal.”

    Tito Watts said in his police statement:

    I don’t care what the police say. The tickets are solid gold… it ain’t cut up two by fours I spray painted gold. And it was Jesus who give them to me behind the KFC and said to sell them so I could get me some money to go to outer space. I met an alien named Stevie who said if I got the cash together he’d take me and my wife on his flying saucer to his planet that’s made entirely of crack cocaine. You can smoke all the crack cocaine there you want… totally free. So, try to send an innocent man to jail and see what happens. You should arrest Jesus because he’s the one that gave me the golden tickets and said to sell them. I’m willing to wear a wire and set Jesus up…more insanity in the link.

    Couple Arrested For Selling "Golden Tickets To Heaven"

    This is very seriously stupid. I'm debating on the cause...drugs or religion? The two go hand in hand in many ways. Both make you dumber, both are dangerous.
    To me, the jury is still out on the cause of this.
    Who's dumb?

    The seller of the 'golden ticket' or the buyer?

    duh?
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    How stupid is it ? Catholisim accepted tribute to shorten one stay in purgatory.
    CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Indulgences

    What an indulgence is not

    To facilitate explanation, it may be well to state what an indulgence is not. It is not a permission to commit sin, nor a pardon of future sin; neither could be granted by any power. It is not the forgiveness of the guilt of sin; it supposes that the sin has already been forgiven. It is not an exemption from any law or duty, and much less from the obligation consequent on certain kinds of sin, e.g., restitution; on the contrary, it means a more complete payment of the debt which the sinner owes to God. It does not confer immunity from temptation or remove the possibility of subsequent lapses into sin. Least of all is an indulgence the purchase of a pardon which secures the buyer's salvation or releases the soul of another from Purgatory. The absurdity of such notions must be obvious to any one who forms a correct idea of what the Catholic Church really teaches on this subject.

    duh?

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    Duh ?
    It's a shame that Climate Change will significantly alter the planet habitable lands.
    Information is finally at ones fingertips or the direction to it revealed.
    Religion shines in ignorance.
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    CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Indulgences

    What an indulgence is not

    To facilitate explanation, it may be well to state what an indulgence is not. It is not a permission to commit sin, nor a pardon of future sin; neither could be granted by any power. It is not the forgiveness of the guilt of sin; it supposes that the sin has already been forgiven. It is not an exemption from any law or duty, and much less from the obligation consequent on certain kinds of sin, e.g., restitution; on the contrary, it means a more complete payment of the debt which the sinner owes to God. It does not confer immunity from temptation or remove the possibility of subsequent lapses into sin. Least of all is an indulgence the purchase of a pardon which secures the buyer's salvation or releases the soul of another from Purgatory. The absurdity of such notions must be obvious to any one who forms a correct idea of what the Catholic Church really teaches on this subject.

    duh?
    The Wikipedia entry for indulgences defines them as "a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins." citing A Modern Guide to Indulgences: Rediscovering This Often Misinterpreted Teaching

    What punishment is there for sins before death?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingrat View Post
    Who's dumb?

    The seller of the 'golden ticket' or the buyer?

    duh?

    It's not a binary choice. Both would be idiots in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingrat View Post
    CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Indulgences

    What an indulgence is not

    To facilitate explanation, it may be well to state what an indulgence is not. It is not a permission to commit sin, nor a pardon of future sin; neither could be granted by any power. It is not the forgiveness of the guilt of sin; it supposes that the sin has already been forgiven. It is not an exemption from any law or duty, and much less from the obligation consequent on certain kinds of sin, e.g., restitution; on the contrary, it means a more complete payment of the debt which the sinner owes to God. It does not confer immunity from temptation or remove the possibility of subsequent lapses into sin. Least of all is an indulgence the purchase of a pardon which secures the buyer's salvation or releases the soul of another from Purgatory. The absurdity of such notions must be obvious to any one who forms a correct idea of what the Catholic Church really teaches on this subject.

    duh?

    If indulgences were such a good thing, then why did they decide to do away with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    If indulgences were such a good thing, then why did they decide to do away with them?
    PC thugs (that is, Protestant Christian) bullied them into abandoning it. Catholic Church was losing market share fast, and had to rebrand.

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    Duh ?
    It's a shame that Climate Change will significantly alter the planet habitable lands.
    Information is finally at ones fingertips or the direction to it revealed.
    Religion shines in ignorance.
    Sorry but the only ignorance here is your own ignorance of the catholic faith.

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    The Wikipedia entry for indulgences defines them as "a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins." citing A Modern Guide to Indulgences: Rediscovering This Often Misinterpreted Teaching

    What punishment is there for sins before death?
    Sin is the privation from the source of good -- which is god. In that sense, sin itself is the punishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    It's not a binary choice. Both would be idiots in my book.
    Eh?

    That is what con artists do. You can call them whatever you want but 'idiot' is not one of them.

    duh?

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