Insert slowpoke here. . team, we need ideas to make Catholicism more interesting. They've been asked this before. The answer is the same now as it was then. Most of it is literally priceless and one of a kind. How do you put a price on a seve
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#7 - lordraine ONLINE (05/21/2013) [-]
They've been asked this before. The answer is the same now as it was then. Most of it is literally priceless and one of a kind. How do you put a price on a seven hundred year old gold-embossed chalice that's been used to anoint and baptize hundreds of thousands of people?

Never mind the fact that a majority of that hypothetical wealth is in the form of art that cannot really be moved. You can't sell the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It would also be pretty difficult to move a twenty ton marble statue (also several hundred years old) of some saint or religious figure.

Still think it's not reasonable for them to keep all of it? Then riddle me this, Batman. You say it's valuable, so fine. Who's going to buy it? Some Saudi prince? Maybe an American rapper that's getting bored of having fifteen elephants at his birthday party every year?

Assuming most of it could even be sold, which it can't be, you would have to actually figure out how valuable it actually is, which is almost impossible, and then find someone who would buy it, and that's a market that's basically cornered by arrogant rich assholes that destroy or ruin it's artistic and cultural value just for giggles or out of sheer boredom.

So they could go through all of these absurd hoops and maybe turn some sort of profit out of the entire headache-inducing affair. . . or they can just keep it where it is so the whole world can see it and appreciate its artistic and cultural value.

Which do you think is the better call?

Also, just for the record? I don't see you selling your second television, the video games you never play anymore, the movies you never watch anymore, and all of your other extraneous crap to feed the poor. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
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#18 to #7 - anon (05/21/2013) [-]
I find this hilarious. Please tell me why a church devoted to helping people would have gold anything when that could feed, house and heal thousands. "I am sorry to hear you are so poor you must sell yourself child, repent. Here drink from this golden cup and be forgiven. God shall provide." lol
User avatar #26 to #18 - rototornjik (05/21/2013) [-]
well... it DOES provide much to the poor, worldwide.
it funds thousands of such organizations only in africa. no clue about the total number.
#28 to #7 - anon (05/21/2013) [-]
Out of all the billionaires and multmillianaires in the world... You seriously none of them would be willing to spend tens of millions on some of the **** the church has? Idiot.

There are plenty of people who would buy it for the very fact that it comes from the ******* Catholic Church.

Oh, wow. We can spend tens of millions to help the poor get basic necessities- or we can let privileged people look at it and I bet all of them will certainly appreciate its cultural value

tl;dr you're a privileged ******* who doesn't know what he's talking about
User avatar #41 to #28 - foelkera (05/21/2013) [-]
>Privilege

get the **** out of here Tumblr
#14 to #7 - fhfiction (05/21/2013) [-]
its ******* gold, melt it down and sell it as gold for stock price because the fact that it's a religious item only adds value to the piece if the buyer is of the same religion, which would probably be considered a sin anyway so they wouldn't be the ones buying it. and i get that they can't sell the gold throne the pope sits on because it's legally considered a person, a company, and the owner of the Vatican, but all that **** makes no sense anyway. also that last little bit of advice you gave is irrelevant as it is a Christian teaching and this post, and the majority of people who thumbed up this post are anti Christian and don't give a flying **** if they're being hypocrites about it because they don't believe in Catholicism.
User avatar #27 to #14 - rototornjik (05/21/2013) [-]
1. the throne is made of brass.
2. much of these things are in a museum.. and technically, they ARE in a museum. you can go and look around as you please.
#17 to #7 - anon (05/21/2013) [-]
i dont think you understand quite what it's asking.. Theyre not eeffering to paintings and sculptures, and artifacts, which very much belong to the church.. instead it refers to the millions of gold coins and whatnot that the church has, that do hold value. they just have them sit there.. for no purpose except for the "its ours now" mentality.
#47 to #17 - hudspud (05/22/2013) [-]
Show me proof of this mysterious vault of non-sacred or religiously affiliated millions of gold coins and you might actually have a point anon
#25 - teamrocketninja (05/21/2013) [-]
How about something unexpected?
#3 - socialoutcast (05/21/2013) [-]
OH 			****		! RELIGION ARGUMENT!
OH **** ! RELIGION ARGUMENT!
#24 - theist (05/21/2013) [-]
"bible n **** "
User avatar #1 - thatguywhohasbacon ONLINE (05/20/2013) [-]
In all fairness the catholic church does give a lot to charity. Though they can be a bit greedy/excessive at times.
#4 - hudspud (05/21/2013) [-]
The Catholic church has done more charity work than you OP, you hypocritical ****
#5 to #4 - anon (05/21/2013) [-]
Do I really need to explain why that is not a fair assessment? A grossly rich institution which preaches about giving away your money to the needy, only to have the most expensive luxuries? Maybe OP doesn't give a **** about the poor, maybe he's just an individual who can't afford it? Either way he is more than entitled to criticize the child molesting ponzie scheme that is the catholic church.
#46 to #5 - hudspud (05/22/2013) [-]
If he doesn't care about the poor why does he care when people give don't give them money? If he's too poor why does he have a computer and the internet? Also ancient religious artifacts are hardly expensive luxuries...
#29 - CommonJoo ONLINE (05/21/2013) [-]
I like it when posts start ********** such as this. Sometimes people give really insightful thoughts, and some answers are just outrageous.
User avatar #33 - finni (05/21/2013) [-]
The Catholic Church is one of the biggest charity organisations in the world.

I'm not Catholic BTW. Just think it needs to be added.
#48 to #33 - anon (05/22/2013) [-]
If you knew anything at all. You'd know the catholic church is far from a force for good. And is disgustingly corrupt.
User avatar #49 to #48 - finni (05/23/2013) [-]
Where did I say it was a force for good? I said it was one of the biggest charity organisations in the world, I didn't say it was an all good organisation.

Yeah, their history isn't the best and yes they say a lot of things that makes super liberal hardcore Atheists mad, but that doesn't change the fact that it is still one of the biggest charity organisations of the world.
#34 to #33 - anon (05/21/2013) [-]
they only give about3-4% of thier annual takings to the poor...and they always establish schools and hospitals so that they can make mor money....just thought it had to be said.
User avatar #38 to #34 - finni (05/21/2013) [-]
Do you have a source for that?
User avatar #40 to #34 - durkadurka ONLINE (05/21/2013) [-]
Surely the schools and hospitals have nothing to do with healing and teaching.
#32 - trickytrickster (05/21/2013) [-]
The Catholic Church is not as ridiculously rich as people like to pretend it is.
#35 to #32 - anon (05/21/2013) [-]
like in 2011-2012 they took in 170 billion dollars...no................not at all.....
#37 to #35 - trickytrickster (05/21/2013) [-]
What....that is incredibly untrue hahaha. They normally lose a few million a year, or make a few million but never more than 10 a year. You don't know wtf you are talking about.

2009: www.breakingnews.ie/world/vatican-posts-third-straight-financial-loss-464 990.html

2010: http://www.cinews.ie/article.php?artid=8718
#2 - anon (05/20/2013) [-]
people on this website think they know everything about the church they are filthy rich do alot of stupid things but they do so much for people religion has changed a lot of lives and i know you will say ruined alot as well it has but by the hand of extremeists there are extremeist with everything that ruin so much things
#13 - jollyjolieisjolly (05/21/2013) [-]
This is my opinion of religion.
This is my opinion of religion.
#39 to #13 - luckyspirit (05/21/2013) [-]
Pope? Is that you?
#9 - darrowmeredellrond (05/21/2013) [-]
As a Lutheran, I find this ******* hilarious. If you know what I mean.
#36 to #9 - anon (05/21/2013) [-]
Did you know Martin Luther was a racist and bigot? well...now you do!
#15 to #9 - fhfiction (05/21/2013) [-]
i thumbed you up so you'd be at zero rather then negative one, i dont support your comment but you dont deserve negative thumbs
#6 - freakeyebilly (05/21/2013) [-]
Here we go
#42 - foelkera (05/21/2013) [-]
OP, please provide a list of priceless artifacts you've melted down and sold to feed the poor
OP, please provide a list of priceless artifacts you've melted down and sold to feed the poor
#44 - lordlucifer (05/21/2013) [-]
**lordlucifer rolled a random image posted in comment #59 at Title ** MFW
#30 - yunonomynameeh (05/21/2013) [-]
Computers still come with MS Paint installed?
#23 - Yojimbo (05/21/2013) [-]
You could have just reposted something ****** from tumblr like the rest of funnyjunk, but nope, you had to go and start a religious ********* , OP. Fantastic.
#19 - thisotherdude (05/21/2013) [-]
God dammit OP.
#16 - romdadon (05/21/2013) [-]
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