Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween Candy and the Theologians: Answers

Quiz is found here.

1. Tootsie Pops = g. St. Augustine. Crunchy dealing with heretics, soft-hearted when talking about God.

2. Caramel apples = d. Gustavo Gutierrez. Healthy core but kind of sticky too. (Thanks BibleThumper!)

3. Snickers = e. St. Thomas Aquinas. Aquinas tastes like a snack, feels like a meal.

4. Licorice = c. Henri de Lubac. S t r e t c h i n g out that tradition like a rope from the Patristic period until now.

5. Candy Corn = j. St. Therese de Lisieux. Colorful, small, and makes you want more.

6. Sweet Tarts = b. Karl Rahner. Reading one of those essays in Theological Investigations makes one ponder how intense a theological insight can be.

7. Toothpaste = h. St. Anselm. Oh, and the ontological argument is like flossing. Useful for general health.

8. Starburst Fruit Chews = a. Hans Urs von Balthasar. Chew. Chew. Chew some more. You'll finally digest it.

9. Gummi Bears = i. St. Catherine of Siena. Surprisingly addictive and less nutritional value than what she subsisted on for years.

10. Godiva Chocolate = f. St. Bonaventure. The seraphic doctor deserves the heavenly chocolate.


Kevin - "pax tecum" said...


I like "Starburst" fruit chews....but "Starkist" fruit chews sound a little gross to me...uhhg

The Ironic Catholic said...

Oops! You're right! I'll change that. :)

CMinor said...

Why does it just figure that Aquinas would "feel like a meal?"

Jeff Miller said...

Quite fun!

Wow I got Karl Rahner right, but not for the reason you mentioned.

I still think apples go better with St. Augustine considering his famous episode as a teenager in the Confessions. Though I am also suprised you didn't go with a Caramel/Carmel pun with St. Terese.

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity would also be a good choice for Godiva Chocolates. She had a stomach ailment she died from that only let her eat certain foods and rich chocolates was one of them - this was quite mortifying for a proper Carmelite.

Catholic Audio said...

I'm with the Curt Jester on the Caramel/Carmel bit -- that was my first thought, too!


The Ironic Catholic said...

Well Jeff and Ryan, check out my joke above from last year. Didn't want to be redundant, right? ;)

CMinor, you know it! A good meal, though. Five courses and everything.

Intrepid Mother of the Front Pew Crew said...

I figured Aquinas would be "Good-N-Plenty", but I wasn't up on my candy jingles enough to come up with Snickers. From the looks of him, he would probably have loved them all; God bless him!

Jeff said...

M & Ms = Leonardo Boff:

On the surface of it, it may seem that the slogan of "melts in your mouth, not in your hands" represents orthopraxis giving preferential option to the poor, but this is not the case if in the terms of Marxist dialectic, this represents the means of confectionary production being taken out of the hands of our peasants in the Base Communities.