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  •  Because of this (2+ / 0-)
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    webranding, luckylizard

    per TPM...this is oddly, a rather big deal in terms of Catholic liturgy.  To be clear, the "apostles were all men" is used to justify a lot of the Catholic Church's anti-woman views.

    I'm an Atheist, no fan of the Catholic Church, No fan of Pope "Dirty Wasr" Francis...but this is interesting.

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 02:58:01 PM PDT

    •  yep as footwashing is also important (1+ / 0-)
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      Empty Vessel

      among certain Protestant sects, perhaps the most famous being "Footwasher Baptists"

      •  You sure that isn't "Toe-Suckers"? (0+ / 0-)

        "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

        by Empty Vessel on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 04:26:07 PM PDT

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      •  OK, this is too good not to link to (2+ / 0-)
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        Kingsmeg, pimutant

        I wanted to find out about foot washing baptists, and found this.

        Foot Washing Baptist Say "We've Got to Draw the Line Somewhere"

        "It's absolutely disgusting" said Charles Pullen, one of Mt. Zion's deacons. "These boys sometimes come waltzing into church on Sunday night after shooting basketball all afternoon, then they go to taking their shoes off for foot washing and just about put half the church into a coma. A couple of weeks ago one boy came up in here in these sissy shoes that all them kids are wearing now called Crocs and looked like he had dirt baked into his feet. Nobody wanted to touch them nasty things, now that's the gospel truth."  

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        Finally enough members complained about the problem that the church's pastor, Billy Causey, and the deacons called a church meeting to address the problem. The church voted almost unanimously that any male member age 17 or under must first wash his own feet before coming to the foot washing ordinance.  "We've got to draw the line somewhere" said Causey. "I mean, I'm all for humility and service, but it's almost a health risk that we're talking about here."  

        While the majority of the church's members are pleased with the decision, some of the boys who prompted the action are not pleased.  

        "I think it's stupid" said Caleb Wynn. "I can't believe I have to wash my own feet first and only then can I go get my feet washed. Why even go?

        Those damn sissy shoes, I tell you its all the queers with their smelly feet.

        "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

        by Empty Vessel on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 04:44:33 PM PDT

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