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 Posted:   May 27, 2008 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Highly recommended for a view of (traditionally cloistered) religious women: THE NUN'S STORY. It's a tremendous film with perhaps Audrey Hepburn's finest performance and a noble score by Franz Waxman. Guaranteed to shatter some mythologies.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2008 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

As regards Mother Theresa, let's see how long Brahmin culture would've taken to set up hospitals for people thought 'untouchable' in the caste system.

Put "hospitals" in quote marks for more accuracy in that sentence.

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2008 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)


My aunt was one of such variety in a London hospital,several I think-til she retired


A lot of nurses nowadays in the UK do 'Nursing Studies' university degrees. The value of those is obvious: such courses attract sharp people who want to do research in that field, but they're all 'hands-on'. The first such courses ever in the UK were in Edinburgh Uni. in the '70s and were set up by .... nuns.

Incidentally, not all nuns are Roman Catholic. There are also nuns in the Anglican (Episcopalian) tradition, and Eastern Orthodox, and of course Buddhists.

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2008 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Actually, I think it'd be doing her a service, replacing a wasted life of devotional delusion with something more real - physical gratification.


Ah, yes...the everyman fantasy...turning the novice into a real woman by being her first.

Make sure she understands that when it's over that she must return to her order.

Otherwise, she may begin making comparisons!

wink

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2014 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I got to visit a convent recently. Interesting! I got to have dinner in the "dining hall."

Most were not in habit, a few had the head covering. I was told it was only the ones who were quite a bit older, and in this case too infirm to come to the dining hall, that tended to wear full habit.

I was told that there's kind of a shortage of new recruits, so the order has to decide something. It would be too bad if this sort of thing went away.

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2014 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

Five points to anyone who can top that one.


In fifth grade, I think, we had a science teacher named Sister Carol. I can't remember if she covered any evolutionary theory that year, but I do remember the look on her face when one of the girls in class kept innocently mispronouncing the word "organism," with one too few syllables.

How many points?

 
 
 Posted:   May 21, 2014 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Reading these old threads makes me realize WILLIAM B CRUM is the most logical wise man on this board. Even though there is one issue I can't agree with him on.

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2014 - 2:38 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

Reading these old threads makes me realize WILLIAM B CRUM is the most logical wise man on this board. Even though there is one issue I can't agree with him on.

These threads are probably best left in the silt of time.

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2014 - 4:57 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To devote one's life to a belief of your God through caring, integrity, love goodness, and bravery is one of the greatest things a human being can do.

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2014 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

To devote one's life to a belief of your God through caring, integrity, love goodness, and bravery is one of the greatest things a human being can do.

To devote one's life to caring for others, showing integrity, disseminating love and goodness, and having bravery is one of the greatest things a human being can do -- especially when it's done simply because it's the right thing to do, and not out of some sort of slavish devotion to a deity which may or may not exist. To me, doing it for that reason is significantly more impressive than doing it because you want to make sure you get a reward in an afterlife which - again - may or may not exist.

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2014 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

There will be the good and the bad in any venture in this world.But to be honest it is very enticing. the perception of eternity or something more then the remaining days of our life in this often crazy world we live in.Even the most cynical person against spiritual beliefs I feel are hiding something inside they won't speak about to others. I always found it interesting there is a similar emotion a sports fan may display , in baseball for sure. Until that last out is actually made, there is a lasting hope, when that final out is made, there is such a depressing drop one feels, for they now realize, it is really over.I have felt that way on slot machines at casinos, when it is time to go. I don't really believe in death during my strongest wisdom, only as a human being during my weak moments. But TO EACH ONE'S OWN.

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

The prospect of any kind of eternity is frightening; almost hellish.

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2014 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I bumped elbows with one at a rummage sale, but it wasn't a surprise since they were running the enterprise.

What was a surprise was she said the earring she picked up reminded her of something Sally Rand might wear.

Sally Rand??? Holy cow, NUNS KNOW FROM STRIPPERS!!! big grin

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2014 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

The prospect of any kind of eternity is frightening; almost hellish.

Especially eternity with the rest of the human race. Somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2014 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

The prospect of any kind of eternity is frightening; almost hellish.

Especially eternity with the rest of the human race. Somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.


I think I just stepped on it in the street.

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2014 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The prospect of any kind of eternity is frightening; almost hellish.

A "Celestial North Korea" as Christopher Hitchens put it.

I can't even picture learning to play a friggin' harp for the rest of however long eternity is.

 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2014 - 4:48 PM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

I went to Catholic school for the first 5 years and had nuns as teachers. Back then it was a black and white habit, and the only skin you saw was their face and hands. They were good teachers and ran a tight ship ... absolutely no nonsense. wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2014 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I went to Catholic school for the first 5 years and had nuns as teachers. Back then it was a black and white habit, and the only skin you saw was their face and hands. They were good teachers and ran a tight ship ... absolutely no nonsense. wink

What kills me about their garb is it is polyester, polyester, polyester. That's gotta be uncomfortable.

 
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