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Nice piece from Erasmus. Very nice. This "dysfunctional family also sees homicide and suicide happening as a matter of routine, raising the Q whether religiosity and spirituality are antithetical to each other as a matter of genesis.
Just a trifle amusing to note that you refer to these three as "Interfaith Amigos" . . . when none of them is Hispanic, or even Catholic. I understand the movie reference, but it's still amusing.
I believe this is how they refer to themselves, jouris. A bit of faintly self-deprecating humor using the term "amigo". Your reference to "Catholic" is interesting. I think a "Catholic" would never refer to him/herself as an "amigo", for the the most "holy/devout" ones among them will not allow anyone but like camels to go through the eye of a needle, including the current Pope.
Bad writing. I meant "... including the current Pope who is said to not pass muster for being a camel. His failing? He is a 4th amigo. Tsk, Tsk.
I believe this is how they refer to themselves
Makes sense. But I still find it amusing.
On the other hand, I'm also amused about the whole eye of the needle thing. The Eye of the Needle was a gate into Jerusalem a couple thousand years back. Its defining characteristic was that it was so small that a camel could only pass thru it on its knees. Hence Jesus' comment about how a rich man could get into heaven: he would have to go on his knees, i.e. be humble. It was an analogy which was immediately clear to the original audience, while being totally opaque to (or misunderstood by) those who live centuries later and far from Jerusalem.
Well that certainly excludes Trump from getting in to heaven.