"Saint by Numbers"
..."Next week’s double pope canonization extravaganza is creating a lot of sainthood “buzz” in the air right now. Therefore, I thought I’d offer some tips for sainthood. Let me paint an even clearer picture as to the value the church hierarchy ascribes to women and their work via the canonization process. The stats show us the popes believe:
- Men are 5 times more virtuous and holy than any woman
- Men are about 17 times more virtuous than sexually active women
- Popes are over 270,000 times more virtuous and holy than any woman
- Popes are over 860,000 times more virtuous and holy than sexually active women
If you insist on being female…which really craters your chances of sainthood…then for heaven’s sake, do not have sex, or if you do, be of royal birth. 70% of female saints were nuns or virgins and only a paltry 5% of saints were females who were neither nuns, virgins, or royalty. This compares to 25% of saints that were males who were neither ordained, religious or royalty. Again, we have laymen outpacing laywomen at a 5 to 1 ratio in the virtuous category. .."