Friday, April 10, 2015

Fact of the Day: Catholic Cats

Pope Innocent VIII was certainly not a cat-person, as he declared them demonic creatures in the 15th century. While cats survived in Europe, the Pope's superstition about them did not make some countries in Europe a safe place for felines. 

17 comments:

  1. what a jerk. i love cats. (even if they can be little sociopaths most of the time.)

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  2. I've known a few demonic cats before. Some cats really do have a poor attitude!

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  3. How funny!
    I suppose the moral of all this is - "Don't call your cat Innocent or Innocence".
    Colin

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  4. Oh, poor cats!
    And regarding the impro greenhouse: we just put the plants between the windows (we have double windows) - it's not actually a greenhouse but works for now! :-)

    -Kati

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  5. Poor cats! Fortunately This is just an old superstition. I love cats,Kisess:)

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  6. lol well they can be pretty all about me, not sure demonic though

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  7. I knew that a certain pope ordered all the birds in the Vatican killed because their chirping bothered his sleep, but I didn't know about this cat-hating pope.

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  8. Is that where the old superstition about black cats crossing your path came from?

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  9. He's in Cat Hell now, by order of Ceiling Cat and the Goddess Bast.

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  10. Poor cats. The things they've gone through in the name of superstitious nonsense.

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  11. sweet bejesus, hope he rots in Hell like all the popes do....

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  12. Some people still think that they are demonic, it's strange, as they are so cute!

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