Skepchick Quickies, 10.8


Jen is a writer and web designer/developer in Columbus, Ohio. She spends too much time on Twitter at @antiheroine.

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  1. On first thought, naked mass sounded exciting and quite fun to me. Then I remembered the people I used to see when I still went to normal mass and threw up in my mouth a little.

    Plus, I think people would just get confused about which bits to shake when it came time to wish each other peace.

  2. @mxracer652: It can be very detrimental to be a young unmarried woman in a deeply traditional and not particularly economically advantaged country. The resources and social support she would need to take care of herself simply wouldn’t exist.

  3. Normally I don’t think the skeptical community should take its cues from the christian community. But after this I just can’t resist. I think skeptics should start holding naturist meetings. SITP Naturist.

  4. @mxracer652: Not to mention (in addition to Jen’s points) that there’s a big difference between choosing to remain unmarried and being forced to remain unmarried, whether it’s due to laws or, as in this case, to superstition.

  5. The russian priest story: hypocrisy at its best! How can one use the internet and have a russian passport BUT not allow members of your congregation to do the same? This makes no sense. He’s not pulling off the luddite schtick very well.

  6. @MarlowePI:Nobody “chooses” or is “forced” into their relationship/marital status (talking western society here). Not including obviously fucked up anti gay discrimination laws, we all can think of many people who are “forced” to remain unmarried/uncoupled because of their inherent shortcomings as viewed by poential mates.

    What does it matter if these shortcomings are based in superstition or societal expectations? Both are artificial.

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