Saturday, December 01, 2007

Welcome and Church

Thanks to Dan Appleyard over in the US for sending me this. A sobering lesson to us all...

10 comments:

a dance in the sun said...

I had a Chaplain at Uni who was like that . . . :D

Matthew McMurray said...

HMMM...

In a round about way I think he had a point, but that is probably part of the joke.

Mike Peatman said...

Can't think who you are referring to Matt (dance). As for you Mr McMurray, I fear for your parishioners

Mike Peatman said...

And stop wearing that cassock.

Kai Bland said...

I could do nothing but look at his comedy moustache! I think we have all met this vicar though, present e-company excepted, of course.

St said...

I think he based the sketch on a technique used from time to time called 'Try and put them off and if they're still there in the morning it must be God at work.'

Never used it myself.

Matthew McMurray said...

No need to worry for my (future) parishioners! What I mean is, that it can be immensely frustrating to put up with the kind of liberal rubbish that you hear a lot of people spout, and you are supposed to tolerate in the interests of openness. In practice, I would tend to listen more than speak and probably put the kettle on but in my mind, I might be fantasizing about building a stake and lighting a fire. just joking.

I will never stop wearing my cassock! Besides, I only wear it at Church if I am preaching or serving!

Mike Peatman said...

Best to avoid wearing them in bed (or so I'm told)

Matthew McMurray said...

Well, I have a 39-button one so it could waste valuable time undoing them! A real mood-killer (as would be wearing it in the first place).

Going back to my sympathy with what he said, I think it was the 'Internet-assembled' part that I had sympathy with. You know, where people read Dawkins or something and think that it says something that hasn't been said before.

'You've thought about eternity for twenty-five minutes and think you've come to some interesting conclusions.' Can you not relate to that.

I will agree though, that pastorally, this 'vicar' is a bit of an arsehole.

Mike Peatman said...

Too much information!

You're right. Every good heresy has some truth in it, and despite the obnoxious manner, he's saying an extreme version things I guess all of us think occasionally, if we were honest enough to admit it.