Peter and Paul, or Heaven and Hell
July 9, 2017 5:57 AM   Subscribe

Peter and Paul, or Heaven and Hell "What is this mess?" said the angel. "Unfold those scraps and put them together." A new twist on the old heaven-and-hell paper-folding trick, and a survey of various versions over the past century. [via mefi projects]
posted by Literaryhero (6 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
Declared righteous!
posted by fairmettle at 8:06 AM on July 9


…but Paul had made sure that Peter was holding his piece upside-down, and when Saint Peter saw the inverted cross he scowled and said, "You shall join your companion in the realm where this cross reigns!"

THE END
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 1:44 PM on July 9


So St. Peter invites them both to chill at his place? That's awful nice of him.
posted by Zalzidrax at 4:12 PM on July 9 [2 favorites]


Paper folding + jokes, I love it!
posted by soelo at 3:28 PM on July 10


Johnny Wallflower,
Funny thing is, the cross of Peter is an inverted Latin cross, as when he was crucified, he did not feel worthy to be crucified the same as Christ, and requested to be inverted.

You can find pictures of the recent Popes and an inverted cross. It is a silly thing to think of it as Satanic.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_of_Saint_Peter


http://www.traditioninaction.org/RevolutionPhotos/Images/084_InvertedCross03.jpg
posted by joe_monk at 10:15 PM on July 10


Paper folding + jokes, I love it!

Yeah, this really hit a sweet spot for me, too. I wonder if there is anything similar with a more secular outcome.
posted by Literaryhero at 3:22 AM on July 12


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