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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.
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.
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?
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!
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?
You know who I'm talking about.
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....
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