The sedia gestatoria would protect the Pope
(01-14-2010, 01:47 AM)winoblue1 Wrote: The Sedia is one of the oldest traditions that survived in the west up until modern times. I would assume that it has been effective, useful and safe, if it wasn't a safe and effective way it would have never lasted so long. That is the whole benefit of tradition, it has withstood time because it works!

Not necessarily.  Some things are only done for the sake of tradition - "because we've always done it this way."

It could just be that nobody had the audacity to attack the pope, and so the sedia seemed safe.

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Re: The sedia gestatoria would protect the Pope - by Texican - 01-14-2010, 01:54 AM

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