Is Mardi Gras a religious holiday? Or is it an in-your-face-Pope holiday?
Mardis Gras is an all-out hedonistic display of in-your-face dissent to Christianity. I wouldn't be surprised if it was our friends the pagans came up with this yearly display of indulgence- like most celebrations that don't suck. If people are flashing their mammaries, drinking 'til they drop, and throwing tacky beads everywhere - you know it's good.