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St. Dodus the Intolerant by ursulav St. Dodus the Intolerant by ursulav
Dodus, (of the Mauritian Doduses) was a zealot. He believed that he was right, and all other faiths that deviated one iota were wrong. Unfortunately, he didn't keep very good notes, so what Dodus may actually have believed is lost to history.

What IS known is that upon receiving word that an enemy sect was approaching the town, without waiting for further details and with visions of forced conversions dancing in his head, St. Dodus climbed out an eighth story window and hurled himself to his death, thus becoming the first and only person ever to be martyred by Unitarian Universalists.

The Unitarians felt just awful about the whole thing and had him beatified by way of apology, after which there was coffee and cookies. He is not the patron saint of anything, but a medal of St. Dodus worn around the neck is said to warn off hugs from well-meaning strangers.

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...this one's for my Unitarian buddies, since I haven't picked on THEM yet. *grin*

St. Dodus is, obviously, a dodo (possibly in more ways than one.) Original is 6 x 9 ish. Wanted to try something different with the haloing this time, so I used the dark grey and made the whole thing less saturated--don't think it works quite so well. Possibly the thing is that saint icons tend to be garishly bright, so it just doesn't feel right. Oh well, live and learn... Original for sale, prints available for $10 plus shipping, send a note or visit [link] for details.
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Valheru1000 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Hilarious
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
What. That is all. What.
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ghola8 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I freaking love the description.
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SpindleWinter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks just so p*ssed off... It's hilarious. :lmao:
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Taren14 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Coffee and cookies always make accidental murder better!
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
The patron saint of the PC police. Enough said. ^^
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Gref313 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Dodus.... lol
St. Dodus the Extinct
poor dodos....
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Jathis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009   Writer
He's so adorable! *fights urge to hug him*
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Ultraviolet-Oasis Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Wow, I can get behind that story 100%.

Thanks!
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senzanima Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
My thought process:
Is that a dodo with a 'fro?
*disco music starts playing in my head*
It is! It's a dodo with a--
*music comes to a screeching halt*
Ohh. It's a halo! Saint. Halo. Yeah.
Darn.
*reads description*
I've even seen this one before. Why did I think it was...
*scratches head*
Hmm. Late at night + strawberry-peach margaritas apparently = dodo with a 'fro.
Ursula would find this amusing. I shall tell her.
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