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Posted on 11/23/2013 5:22:17 AM PST by markomalley
VATICAN (EotT) Newly restored frescoes from the Catacombs of Priscilla were unveiled by the Vatican on Tuesday, some of which reveal that women in early Christianity were able to lift their hands in the air.
This has led some to conclude that if a woman was able to lift her hands above her shoulders as the image suggests, then early Christians must have allowed women to become priests.
The Catacombs, which are located in the northern part of Rome, and are better known as the Queen of the catacombs features 4th century paintings from biblical scenes, one showing an image of a woman able to raise her arms above her shoulders, like a man.
For 48-year-old Desiree Gibson of New Haven, Connecticut, this raises the question, If women are no different than men with regards to upper limb dexterity, then why cant women become priests now?
According to Fabrizio Bisconti, the superintendent of the Vaticans Sacred Archaeology Commission, the woman on the picture is indeed celebrating Eucharist.
I would not have believed it had I not seen it with my own eyes. The image is clearly one of a woman celebrating Mass. I feel so stupid. All these years we were led to believe that women have never been and can never become priests. But this image of the woman raising her hands just above her shoulders is undeniable proof that women were priests in the early Church.
Full title: Newly Revealed Catacomb Painting Undeniable Proof That Women Were Able To Raise Hands In Air In Early Church
Such deep complexity of analysis ....
Sadly, non-satirical left-wing analysis is no deeper than that given in this satire.
Raise your hand if you’re Sure.
Body odor? No problem.
I don’t know about that, Mark.
I think the “hands in the air” position is the universal sign for “I don’t know what to do with you anymore! You never listen to me!”
It is also sign language for a child’s (usually a male child) destruction of an item in the house in lieu of “I’m going to killl you!”
It clearly implies the the Queen of the Cats&Combs could fly. There’s even birds in the corners.
Soooo... if a woman can fly,... then she's a priest!
Maybe the had women referees back then!
Perhaps it is proof thast there were female football referees.
"Here's the kick. It's up...It's GOOD!"
I'll bet they tried to make a bridge out of her.
I think she’s signaling pass interference.
Seriously?!?! No one here recognizes Jazz Hands? C’mon people....
That’s a woman?
Clearly man hands.
When my children did this as toddlers, it usually meant, "Hold me, Mommy"
This sign is irresistible to grandparents.
Maybe she just didn’t care!
She also has a priests scarf over her head....
Jesus taught that women were equals -
this was a threat to Jewish custom
this is why women had to be put back in their place - and they did this with Paul and Rome together by taking over the movement and rewriting the ‘rules’ - including making Mary M a whore - to hide her - and other womens - very real importance
It could be a signal that the ball is 4 feet short of a first down.
I had three sons and a nephew staying with us. The hand and arm position shown was my default.
I also added a head slap to my forehead the day my nephew cleaned the marble sink in the bathroom with EasyOff Oven cleaner.
Thanks for pointing out the satirical content. I was going to comment that this was the dumbest thing I had read this month. It’s not. It’s just not very funny.
Meh. She was probably just really into the latest worship chorus by Mattias Rubeus Hominis.
"She" appears to be wearing the shawl of a jewish rabbi saying blessings?
The head shawl sashes come straight down- "she" ain`t got no tits!
It`s a man.?
And "she" has no girdle belt that all Roman women wore then below the bodice.
It`s a man.
The footwear doesn`t match neither.
Coz they never showed the woman`s ankles n but men`s ankles, yes viz:
She’s indicating how big the fish was that got away.
Something about this reminds me of......
Catacomb Hockey Goalies!