Friday, 26 October 2007

Liar Liar Pant's On Fire

HE is the saint invoked by more Catholics than Jesus Christ or the Virgin Mary, but now it seems Padre Pio, the beloved Italian priest who bore the marks of the bleeding stigmata for 50 years, was a fraud.

NO! Who would have thought that?

The "stigmata" Pio carried on his hands, feet and sides were not gained in a mystical seizure as he claimed, but were self-inflicted wounds maintained with carbolic acid.

Liar liar pant's on fire

A recent survey by Catholic magazine Famiglia Cristiana found 31 per cent of respondents prayed first to St Pio for help, then Mary, and then Jesus.


7 gems of wisdom:

Fiery said...


What was he the patron saint of?

Maybe they will switch his superpowers or special field of interest.... what the hell DO catholics call what a saint stands for????

Maybe they will switch his classification over to patron saint of liars, drama queens, and actors who embrace the part too deeply.

Protium said...

He would be the patron saint of pants and fire.

Did you see the Stigmatics site?

There's a Stig slideshow here that explains everthing ;-)

I wonder if he knew Mother Teresa?

Tattooed & Atheist (T&A) said...

I saw a documentary about this. My first reaction was: Truly religious people are mentally insane! Only a nut-job would do something like this!

Fiery said...

Here is a tremendous quote from the first website you recommended Protium.

PADRE PIO, the famous Capuchin Stigmatic, in an interview with William M. Carrigan in 1945 said:
"HYPOCRISY IS THE GREATEST EVIL OF OUR TIME. It exists in all levels of our society, in high places and in low places."

It broke my irony meter and my guts hurt from laughing.

Protium said...

T&A. Nutjobs indeed :)

Fiery. Did you see the slideshow.. there's a picture with beams of light coming out of a crucifix into his "wounds". I'm still laughing.

Thump Thump Eyes said...

"On October 22, 1918, Padre Pio wrote to his spiritual advisor, Padre Benedetto, describing how he received the stigmata. “On the morning of the 20th of last month, in the choir, after I had celebrated Mass, I yielded to a drowsiness similar to a sweet sleep. All the internal and external senses and even the very faculties of my soul were immersed in indescribable stillness. Absolute silence surrounded and invaded me. I was suddenly filled with great peace and abandonment which effaced everything else and caused a lull in the turmoil. All this happened in a flash."

So then I whipped out my little bottle of carbolic acid and went on an acid trip, tipping it here and tipping it there.....oh my dog...kind of like self flagellation - only better!! What a true FAKE I am!!

One wonders how the believers justify their belief in this guy now that this info has been revealed....another blow for the faithful!! AH HAAAAA!!

Harry Nads said...

I was raised Catholic, but I have never heard of him.