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Medieval Enthusiasts To Gather At VatiCon 2013

ROME – The world’s largest gathering of medieval buffs is set to take place in Rome next week when thousands of Catholic enthusiasts flock to St. Peter’s Square for a celebration of pre-enlightenment thinking and old-world religious teaching. Billed as the preeminent get-together for morality junkies, antiquity nuts and “true goths”, VatiCon 2013 will kick off with a vote to find the next “Pope”, a tradition that goes back to the first VatiCon almost two millennia ago.

While VatiCon is far bigger than rival conventions, attendees eschew the chance to dress up as their favourite medieval figures, leaving it to festival higher-ups and VIPs to don the flamboyant attire of days gone by. Yet VatiCon fans count themselves amongst the most hard-core of enthusiasts, passionately upholding quirky antiquarian customs such as clerical celibacy, patriarchy, bans on masturbation, contraception and abortion, belief in papal infallibility and the clerical exclusion of women. VatiCon also comprises one of the world’s largest fan networks, with over 1.2 billion enthusiasts of pre-enlightenment decrees from ancient days of yore.

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3 Responses to Medieval Enthusiasts To Gather At VatiCon 2013

  1. josy Reply

    March 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    It’s not cool to mock religion, Gatsby.

    • Homo Sapiens Reply

      March 10, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Yes it is, Josy. If you believe that other belief systems are fair game (like politics, culture, or economics) then you’re big grossly hypocritical if you say religion is off limits.

      I’m not a Christian, but even I know that Jesus was a heretic, as was Luther. Try reading a book now and then and you might discover that by saying “It’s not cool to mock religion” you are holding your belief system back, not helping it evolve.

  2. Thepip Reply

    March 11, 2013 at 7:58 am

    It’s not cool to mock a deity.

    This is fine, in my opinion. I was raised catholic, and can see the humor in this.


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