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Monday, May 09, 2011

Catholic Urban Legends, Part II: Evil Nuns

This is the second installment of this occasionally repeating topic.

I am sure we have all heard about how evil nuns are. But has anyone ever met someone who was actually beaten or struck by a nun?

I have asked a lot of people if they know of any specific incidents involving a nun meting out corporal punishment. Usually, the person making the allegation has to back off from their statement. In fact, I have not had anyone ever own up to witnessing such an act. I have seen a teacher strike a student, but that was in Switzerland, in 1972 or 1973, IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL. So I open up this question to the three of you who religiously follow this blog (those from Banco, Virginia, Mountain View, California, and 'United States') to please report if you have evidence to support the belief that nuns are evil. Let us see if we can resolve this Catholic Urban Legend once and for all.

Related to this, please Complain to Barnes and Noble about this issue:

What got me onto this subject of nuns was a series of toys I saw displayed at our local Barnes and Noble store. Here they are. I looked for toys which mocked our Jewish or Muslim brethren, but they were not around. I wonder what would happen if any of these toys made fun of Islam. I suspect the inventor or manufacturer would find himself carted off to sensitivity training - or worse:

Similar the 'Roman Sacristan' game of olden days. I actually thought these were funny at first, but then I read the outside packaging, talking about this was a way to make up for those 'wasted hours' on Sunday.

Then there is this game, which sounds like one to replace those little 'footballs' people used to make out of notebook paper:

Nun-Chuks. Another reference to corporal punishment, I guess.

Please contact Barnes and Noble to complain about this Anti-Catholic garbage.


Natalie said...

I do think the nun chucks are very funny. I think my Dad got struck with a ruler on his hand once growing up at his Catholic school, but I can't be sure. I'll be sure to talk to him about it though and report back. =)

dadwithnoisykids said...

@Natalie, it looks as if congratulations are in order - soon! God bless!

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