We often hear about the promise to suicide-bombers of seventy two virgins awaiting them in heaven. Just seventy-two? What a rip off. As Catholics we believe that probably millions of virgins await us in heaven. For example virgins like:
Blessed Virgin Mary, Agnes of Rome, Teresa of Avila, Cecilia, Ursula, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Catherine, Anastasia, Bernadette, Catherine Labouré, Catherine of Sienna, Claire, Gertrude, Joan of Arc, Maria Faustina, Maria Goretti, Scholastica, Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha, Katharine Drexel, Thérèse of Lisieux, Catherine of Alexandria, Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi, Rose of Lima, Victoria, Angela Merici, Teresa of Calcuta, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Magdalena of Canossa, Claudine Thévenet, Teresa de Jesús “de los Andes”, etc.
All this and I don’t even have to blow myself up.
Dodgy but funny.
Yeah, but I hope you don’t anticipate doing to them what muslim men are hoping to do to their “virgins.”
The muslim religion is just vile and this is a perfect example–indiscriminate coupling all over heaven, indeed.
Oh, it’s not indiscriminate. Each man gets his own harem. No sharing allowed.
Doesn’t St. Ursula have something like 11,000 virgin companions?
It’s not 72 Virgins, it’s 72 VIRGINIANS:
What I want to know is what does one do for an eternity after you’ve “used” all 72 virgins? Afterwards they are no longer virgins. Do you get new ones? Do your virgins become revirginized by some divine power of Allah? What says the Qu’ran about this? (I checked an online copy of the Qu’ran and could find no mention of said virgins for afterlife use) I don’t know about the rest of you, but 72 virgins wouldn’t last me very long if a virgin is defined as someone who’s never had a sexual experience…