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I met the devil at Rennes-le-Château...



This "unusual" holy water font was placed in a small parish church in southern France by its priest, Bérenger Saunière during the lavish redecoration of pretty much the entire town financed by hush money he accepted from the Vatican after finding buried in the floorboards (or being given!) some amazing and gothic secret, perhaps along the lines of Jesus having children with Mary Magdalen and their bloodline having been preserved by a secret society predating (but ultimately controlling) the Knights Templars or some such thing. Anyway, nice devil, eh?

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scribble
Oct. 9th, 2001 09:16 pm (UTC)
hey bunny
!

you've got the same expression! i knew you were researching your roots but damn- that's a bit much.
rroseselavyoui
Oct. 9th, 2001 09:40 pm (UTC)
Spooky!
I'm not sure who to be more afraid of!
Seriously though, that's a fascinating story.
decomposure
Oct. 9th, 2001 10:50 pm (UTC)
...
so i'll ask the obvious question.
why is a devil holding up the font of holy water?
scythrop
Oct. 9th, 2001 11:00 pm (UTC)
Good! Question!
scythrop
Oct. 9th, 2001 11:04 pm (UTC)
Actually, I think it is supposed to have something to do with his (Sauniere's) disillusionment with the Church and/or an essential fallacy he discovered in its teachings. Read Holy Blood, Holy Grail (Baigent & Baigent) and you will have a head full of ideas on the matter!
decomposure
Oct. 10th, 2001 10:01 am (UTC)
ooh, i think i will!
scythrop
Oct. 9th, 2001 11:07 pm (UTC)
Sorry--Baigent & Leigh
mei
Oct. 9th, 2001 11:32 pm (UTC)
ooo...neat
spiraley
Oct. 10th, 2001 12:00 am (UTC)
the sleep.
Nice sandals, Satan.
scythrop
Oct. 10th, 2001 12:20 am (UTC)
Re: the sleep.
All the better to tread across the molten banks of Lethe and Styx? Me, I like the saucy Flashdance-era tunic best.

Or were you making fun of my sandals? (I am the one on the right.)
spiraley
Oct. 10th, 2001 12:31 am (UTC)
Re: the sleep.
I was...

wait.

I'm confused. Nevermind.
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