Saturday, 26 May 2018

The Simpsons - Protestant Heaven vs. Catholic Heaven

Whilst I doubt that the creators of The Simpsons should be considered theologians, there is a great deal of truth in this clip, as far as the perception of what a 'good place' is.


And it reminded me of some good, Catholic quotes regarding the joys of drink.

“In Catholicism, the pint, the pipe and the Cross can all fit together.” – GK Chesterton

“The good Lord has changed water into wine, so how can drinking beer be a sin?” – Sign near a Belgian Monastery

“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” – Saint Arnold of Metz, The patron Saint of Brewers

“It is my design to die in the brew house; let ale be placed in my mouth when I am expiring, that when the choirs of angels come, they may say, “Be God propitious to this drinker.”  St. Columbanus, A.D. 612

“There are plenty of our brethren who consider drinking somehow immoral, and there are plenty of others who think drinking must end with great intoxication. But the balanced approach — the Catholic approach — means having a good time, a good laugh, sometime a good cry, but always with joy and gratitude for God’s generosity in giving us such wonders as beer and burgundy.” – Sean Dailey





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