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Pope John Paul II self-flagellated to get closer to Jesus

Quote:Pope John Paul II used to beat himself with a belt and sleep naked on the floor to bring himself closer to Christ, a book published Wednesday says.
The late pope had a particular belt for self-flagellation and brought it with him to his summer residence, according to the book, "Why he is a Saint: The True story of John Paul II."
"As some members of his own entourage were able to hear with their own ears, both in Poland and in the Vatican, Karol Wojtyla flagellated himself," the book says, using the name the pope was given at birth.

Beyond the obvious "who cares?" I have to say a) I am not surprised and b) I don't get it.

I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

Try it.

Jimmy - The old Hardcore Standard. :clap:

Sounds like some kinky game he played with the altar boys.

I read that.He used to take his whipping belt on vacation with him.If thats the weirdest thing he did as priest its a bonus.

See You In Toledo

I am pretty sure that according to Catholic doctrine Jesus suffered and died for my sins. Seems like kind of an insult to him if I insist that I have to suffer to. Like, "sorry Jesus, nice try but you didn't really suffer enough for MY sins"

I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

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