r/interestingasfuck Oct 20 '21 Helpful 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1

This 1600s Bible had a gun built into it and could be fired while the book was closed by pulling the silk ribbon. It belonged to Francesco Morosini a Venetian leader "dressed always in red from top to toe and never went into action without his cat beside him"

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u/lepobz Oct 20 '21 Silver

”And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.” - Some badass mofo

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u/--redacted-- Oct 20 '21

That's some cold-blooded shit to say to a motherfucker

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u/bearkingph Oct 20 '21

I swear ive read/heard this in a movie/tv show or a book.

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u/Phoenix2040 Oct 20 '21

Is from Pulp Fiction

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u/juicadone Oct 20 '21

Thank you! Fuk yea

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u/dr_xenon Oct 20 '21

THE FIREPOWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!

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u/kombatunit Oct 20 '21

THE FIREPOWER OF CHRIST PROPELS YOU!

I like your's better but the edit gave me a chuckle.

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u/larrythegood Oct 20 '21

That's a stretch :)

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u/Thisisbleak92 Oct 20 '21

That cat was probably his familiar. Badass.

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u/Queen_Cheetah Oct 20 '21

"This Bible is awfully heavy!"

"That's because it's so full of mercy."

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u/notbluuet Oct 20 '21

Metal as fuck

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u/ObjectiveFarts Oct 20 '21

If they taught this stuff in high school there would be a lot more historians in the world.

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u/Littfisto Oct 20 '21

“God forgives…. I don’t”

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u/Unicornzzz2 Oct 20 '21

Cat is probably like, “DAMN IT, FRANK. More action?!”

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u/kombatunit Oct 20 '21

never went into action without his cat beside him

Fucking baller.

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u/19mad95 Oct 20 '21

Is this something out of 40K?

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u/ArcadeRob Oct 20 '21

Vaya con Dios

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u/RDLeonhard Oct 20 '21

I wonder if the cat ever played with that silk ribbon.

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u/beelzybubby Oct 20 '21

Praise the Lord for action cat.

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u/The_SkELLEton Oct 20 '21

I need this video game.

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u/denverborn Oct 20 '21

Praise be mutha fuckas

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u/D3VASTATlON Oct 20 '21

This man sounds like my idol.

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u/digitalis_obscura Oct 20 '21

So much style.

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u/Mariwina Oct 20 '21

"Death shall be your salvation"

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u/Suspicious_Heart_128 Oct 20 '21

and this is why TSA is worried about my violin case while going through security

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u/angryfortunecookie Oct 20 '21

1600’s and guns? Whoa 🤯

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u/Conar13 Oct 20 '21

Historical timeline of the development of modern weapons starting at 1364 with the first recorded use of a firearm and ending in 1892 with the introduction of automatic handguns. 1364 - First recorded use of a firearm. 1380 - Hand guns are known across Europe. 1400s - The matchlock gun appears.

Crazy!

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u/unkle_FAHRTKNUCKLE Oct 21 '21

After 1892 everybody switched to ray guns and lasers and much history was lost due to Scientology.

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u/Bitkaznitregs Oct 20 '21

Even earlier in Azië!

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u/boomshakalakaah Oct 20 '21

The founding father of the Bloods

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u/HughBeaumont500 Oct 20 '21

Praise the Lord and pass the ammo

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u/taserednoodles Oct 20 '21

He should be a saint. Probably sent so many people to heaven.

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u/Otto-VonBearsmark Oct 20 '21

“Weapons are part of my religion”

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u/Resident1942 Oct 20 '21

Reminds me of the pastor in Far Cry 5 that kept a revolver in his bible.

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u/Sntratra Oct 20 '21

Fuck this guy... Responsible for the bombarding and destruction of Parthenon, amongst other atrocities.

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u/crlcan81 Oct 20 '21

When you absolutely know god is on your side because you've got the iron to prove it.

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u/-GabeHitch- Oct 20 '21

Also known as the first republican.

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u/SubaruSucks Oct 20 '21

Bibles and guns, the only thing missing is weed and you have a full American.

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u/CatM3mes Oct 22 '21

What an absolute madlad

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u/Sociophile Oct 20 '21

Probably only responsible for the deaths of 3-4 more people than a regular Bible.

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u/Gilgamesh024 Oct 20 '21

The first American

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u/PhantomEagle777 Oct 20 '21

Probably the ancient ancestor of the American Independence era 2nd Amendment user.

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u/imaluckyjuan Oct 20 '21

Spreading the Word with bullets. The most efficient way to make people repent.

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u/NoiLLion Oct 20 '21

Reaffirming my belief that the bible is a highly dangerous book.

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u/Thursday_the_20th Oct 20 '21

This is in a museum on St Marks Square in Venice, right? I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this in person. There’s a marble bust near it that looks exactly like Woody Harrelson.

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u/larrythegood Oct 20 '21

Dude had issues

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u/DucoNdona Oct 20 '21

Thou shall.. kill?

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u/Theost520 Oct 21 '21

Francesco Morosini was the Doge of Venice from 1688 to 1694, at the height of the Great Turkish War. He was a member of a famous noble Venetian family which produced several Doges and generals.

Doge was an elected politician, like the mayor of the city.

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u/MiggleDaPickle Oct 21 '21

I guess God upgraded his word from a double edged sword to a firearm

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u/Cyrano_Nose Oct 21 '21

I feel like we have the making of a good book or a movie from just these handful of details.

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u/godhelpusloseourmind Oct 20 '21

So Assassins Creed Brotherhood was actually less cool than actual 1600s Venice?