Time Warp

I wrote this post about a month ago, saved it as a draft, and then forgot to ever post it. I thought about saving it for next Christmas, but I knew I'd just forget it again. Instead, we're all pretending today is December 22nd...

Some churches don't seem to feel the holiday spirit...

Technically, they are correct. Saint Nicholas was not martyred - he only used all of his family's considerable wealth to aid the poor and the sick during an epidemic in his village of Patara, in what is now Turkey. Oh, and he also served as the Bishop of Myra during the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, known for his ruthless persecution of Christians. Ol' Nick was imprisoned, tortured, and eventually exiled, but he didn't die at the hands of the Romans.

When he finally did die, however, he was buried in the cathedral at Myra, and it is said that his tomb filled with liquid manna which healed the sick. Let's see Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson manage that...

3 comments:

Dr. Smith said...

Why'd they filled his tomb with gin?

His Sinfulness said...

Not just gin; it was HOLY gin... :)

Clayton said...

Halogen gas? That's weird

lets do this post again

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