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Maybe they should start selling indulgences? I mean, the money would go to a charitable cause...

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by Starvid on Thu Oct 8th, 2009 at 05:04:11 PM EST
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Maybe they should start selling indulgences?

No, no, no.

That's been reinvented as Islamic Finance.

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by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 10:19:46 AM EST
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At least one could argue that selling indulgences is a victimless crime.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 01:14:34 PM EST
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I don't know about that. You could argue that it's a form of blackmail. If people really seriously believe that they are going to be tortured for a longish time in purgatory if they don't buy them, then you're positively threatening them.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Oct 10th, 2009 at 06:35:31 AM EST
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