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Marco Polo?

Postby aquablackmage on Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:55 pm

How is Marco Polo looked at in the church? He helped bring spaghetti to Europe...
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Postby aquablackmage on Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:17 pm

I see Marco Polo as somewhat of a prophet because of his help spreading spaghetti over the Old World.
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Postby nate272 on Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:22 pm

I'd say less of a prophet and more of a saint.

We should have saints:
Saint Marco Polo
Saint Chinese Dude
Saint Person
Saint Other Person

And so on...
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Postby Duke on Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:08 am

I think he is a liar, not a malicious liar, but one that really likes to fabricate. Some of his writings are so ridiculous.


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Postby LibraLabRat on Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:10 am

Duke wrote:I think he is a liar, not a malicious liar, but one that really likes to fabricate. Some of his writings are so ridiculous.


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That is why he was referred to as Marco of the Millions, as in "millions of tall tales."

I have read a translation of some of his tales of his travels, and more than one adaptation.....and you have to look at things from his POV, his upbringing, and European bias.

Besides, a lot of early explorers came back with some odd tales....like of unicorns, people with faces in their bellies, and cities of gold.....

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Postby Duke on Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:32 pm

LibraLabRat wrote:
Duke wrote:I think he is a liar, not a malicious liar, but one that really likes to fabricate. Some of his writings are so ridiculous.


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That is why he was referred to as Marco of the Millions, as in "millions of tall tales."

I have read a translation of some of his tales of his travels, and more than one adaptation.....and you have to look at things from his POV, his upbringing, and European bias.

Besides, a lot of early explorers came back with some odd tales....like of unicorns, people with faces in their bellies, and cities of gold.....

Can I be Saint Rat? :mrgreen:


I think you are really going to have to try to become a saint. Get to work, Rat! :wink:


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--Friedrich Nietzsche


"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."

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The Saint

Postby black bart on Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:27 am

It aint easy to become a saint these days - no Romans or Spanish Inquisitors around to Flay you alive or Crusify you upside down!
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Re: The Saint

Postby Duke on Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:18 pm

black bart wrote:It aint easy to become a saint these days - no Romans or Spanish Inquisitors around to Flay you alive or Crusify you upside down!
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Oh, darn. It sure takes the fun out of things, doesn't it?

Who else is a future saint?


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--Mark Twain


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--Friedrich Nietzsche


"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."

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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:32 pm

Not I. The duties of the office of False Prophet preclude that.

BTW, can we retro-cannonize a Saint if they've already had their remains shot out of a cannon, and if so, does it matter if they pre-date Hendersonian Flying Spaghetti Monsterism?

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Postby Duke on Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:34 pm

Dr. Otis Lansa wrote:Not I. The duties of the office of False Prophet preclude that.

BTW, can we retro-cannonize a Saint if they've already had their remains shot out of a cannon, and if so, does it matter if they pre-date Hendersonian Flying Spaghetti Monsterism?

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No, what in the world are you talking about? :wink:

I would rather be a saint then a False Prophet, but I suppose False Prophets are important too.


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--Friedrich Nietzsche


"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."

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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:49 pm

Hunter. Not Depp. Underwent a secular cannonization earlier this year, with Depp leading the ceremony.

Sainthood would be great, but when you're given a job, you do it. Someone has to keep the Beast company....
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Postby Duke on Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:59 pm

Dr. Otis Lansa wrote:Hunter. Not Depp. Underwent a secular cannonization earlier this year, with Depp leading the ceremony.

Sainthood would be great, but when you're given a job, you do it. Someone has to keep the Beast company....


Yep, true. Does this mean you will never be saint? I think you have a chance.


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--Mark Twain


He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

--Friedrich Nietzsche


"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."

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Postby black bart on Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:04 am

Bugger ... I've just been flayed alive, and I was just about to apply for cannonisation when some bastard gave me a skin transplant!!!!!! :(
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:55 am

RAmen!

I await The Rum Diary eagerly. We shall look for his spectre at the next election campaign, as a pillar of smoke by day and a blaze of hubris by night...

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