"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd." ~Flannery O'Connor

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Catholic nerdity

I don't know about you, but my mind needs a rest from time to time. Here's a pause that refreshes.

You know you're a Catholic nerd IF:
  • you feel challenged by Catholics who see no irony in considering themselves more Catholic than the Pope.
  • at Mass, you find yourself mouthing sotto voce a prayer prescribed for the priest, only to be horrified by his ad-libbing.
  • you're disappointed that the Church doesn't have an official position on every controversial issue.
  • you have nightmares about defending the faith from angry, liberal Catholic women. (Bonus nerd points if the nightmares are no worse than the reality.)
  • a public exhibition near you of rare relics of saints is your idea of a hot date spot.
  • you've taught in a seminary that had refused to accept you as a student.
  • you feel guilty about forgetting to thank God for your sufferings.

Since seven is the number signifying perfection, I shall stop there. Of course there could be more, lots more. After all, I needn't remind my regular readers whose life the above items are drawn from.

Enjoy. And if you care to, add some!
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