In the early years of the Christian church, heaven was seen as a wonderful, wonderful place. So amazingly perfect, in fact, that priests would often commit suicide in order to get there earlier. In the 300s St. Augustine finally condemned the practice. Not because it was a sin, but because without a priest the congregation would have no one to lead them (and, it was implied, help them get into heaven too). For a thousand years, that was the official Vatican stance on suicide. It wasn’t until the 1200s that the whole “suicide is a sin against God and therefore wrong for everyone" became church law.
- Me: So, who here would be interested in going to France to do volunteer work for 5 years?
- Room full of teenage girls: OH MY GOD, MEEEEEE!!!
- Me: Okay, so who here's familiar with the French Foreign Legion?
From the makers of 8-Bit “Hunger Strike” comes the 8-Bit Grunge Medley. Featuring: Soundgarden - “Rusty Cage”/ Alice in Chains - “Man in the Box” / Stone Temple Pilots - “Sex Type Thing”/ Melvins - “Revolve” / Mad Season - “River of Deceit” / Nirvana - “In Bloom” / Pearl Jam - “Jeremy.”