Police Arrest an allegedly Fake Nun.
February 10, 2002 2:08 PM   Subscribe

Police Arrest an allegedly Fake Nun. But really, is she any more dishonest than a regular church is? "Say, why is that priest driving a Porsche?"
posted by kingmissile (10 comments total)
well, at least when you give to a real nun you know where the money is going... it's up to you if you want to support that or not. there is no dishonesty though in what a real nun would do with the money. you might think the real nun is wrong, but she's probably not dishonest
posted by rhyax at 2:12 PM on February 10, 2002

But really, is she any more dishonest than a regular church is?

Is this biased flame-bait or what?

Maybe the nun was attending St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast...
posted by evanizer at 2:19 PM on February 10, 2002

Now hold on a second. First of all it's Buddhist, and second, it's in China. Buddhist monasteries in China are not like churches here in North American (or at least the ones I've seen in both places). There are no masses, nor are there solicitation for money. It's mostly a personal endeavour, and you donate as you walk into the temple before you kneel down and pray. And one last thing, there is no "church" in Buddhism.

So yeah, evanizer, that sounds like baiting.
posted by dai at 2:33 PM on February 10, 2002

this is the oldest disquise racket going. pose as someone who recieves money.(ah, lovely strings of shiny bronze cash) Same as a person paintin a kettle red and squatin front of K-Mart (R1:'hey i havent seen you here before'. R2:'the ah sarge sent me over from the sector 8, Target, pier one, Olgas... to many beadles'.R1: 'you mean "crushers". R2 'right... wered ya get that bell?') i say, what would the ...well i know what they preists are called in cambodia but not china...bonz? what would they say, better yet what would they do if police left her in thier charge? I just got back from mass (fathers make me NERVOUS)...I'm thinkin St Dismas as my patron saint and im gettin chatty.
posted by clavdivs at 2:50 PM on February 10, 2002

Of all of the contributors here at MetaFilter named after 4th century eastern Roman emperors, you sir, are the epitome.
posted by dong_resin at 3:02 PM on February 10, 2002

thanks baby. that? thats the one hand clapping:)
posted by clavdivs at 3:51 PM on February 10, 2002

I rcall that Lenny Bruce, alas now gone, is said in a biography to have dressed as a priest to panhandle for drug money. I guess you could say he dressed in his habit.
posted by Postroad at 5:15 PM on February 10, 2002

lol...you made my night Postroad.
posted by ayukna at 11:32 PM on February 10, 2002

New York has a bunch of fake nuns that run the racket. One would stand outside the downtown ferry to New Jersey at rush hour and try to collect 'for the children of St. John's.'

She had this real raspy voice, like she just smoked a pack of cigarettes. But she was also real mean. If you called her on being fake like "Which St. Johns?" or "Hey, did you see the expose on Nightline last night about all the fake nuns that panhandle" or "It's horrible how you are using children to make a few bucks," she'd flip out and start cursing at you at the top of her lungs, chasing you down the ferry ramp right up until you go on the ferry.

"Fuck you's" and "asshole's" and everything else under the sun would spill from her mouth. Fake nuns piss me off. What gets me is that there are so many people who fall for it.
posted by rich at 6:16 AM on February 11, 2002

New MeFi tag line: "Fake nuns piss me off."
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:26 AM on February 11, 2002

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