Saturday, March 28, 2015

Workshop of the Telescopes #2:
Irritation of Christ

A NZ bishop knows what it is like to suffer crucifixion. Apparently it was a brutal form of execution favoured by the Romans, in which numpties who opened their pieholes and let the stupid out became the recipients of other people's mockery. It was a combination of Kristallnacht, the Spanish Inquisition, the Gestapo and a high-tech lynching.

I bet he's kicking himself flaying himself in the manner of Saint Bartholomew now, that he never thought of comparing himself to Galileo (who famously joined the honoured ranks of "denialist" when the church officials refused to look at the moon through his telescope).

UPDATE: If you believe the rest of the Anglican hierarchy, John Gray has been stood down and a Vicar-General -- which is the spiritual counterpart of a Lieutenant-General -- has been appointed to his episcopal responsibilities. Gray himself rejects the hierarchy's power to censure him and insists that he retains his rank for he ANSWERS TO NO-ONE BUT GOD. Perhaps there will be a Great Schism and an Avignon Bishopric with rival silly hats.

Left: Great Schism


Yastreblyansky said...

I hope Annas, Caiaphas, and Mr. Pontius sue his ass for slander over the "without trial" part.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Some music with that, Yastreblyansky?

P.S. Our wingnuts will not be left behind. (Heh heh.)

Smut Clyde said...

The guy has (or had) important administrative duties within the Anglican Church, you can't expect him to waste time reading the Bibble.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Now that's the sort of kumbaya lovey-dovey talk that a good interfaith meeting needs! Can't you just feel the ecumenicalism?

rhwombat said...

This is Maori ecumenicalism:

Taringa whakarongo! Let your ears listen
Kia rite! Kia rite! Kia mau! Hī! Get ready...! Line up...! Steady...! Yeah!
Kia whakawhenua au i ahau! Let me become one with the land
Hī aue, hī! (assertive sounds to raise adrenaline levels)
Ko Aotearoa e ngunguru nei! New Zealand is rumbling here
Au, au, aue hā!
Ko Kapa o Pango e ngunguru nei! The Team in Black is rumbling here
Au, au, aue hā!
I āhahā!
Ka tū te Ihiihi Stand up to the fear
Ka tū te Wanawana Stand up to the terror
Ki runga ki te rangi, To the sky above,!
E tū iho nei, tū iho nei, hī! Fight up there, high up there. Yeah!
Ponga rā! The shadows fall!
Kapa o Pango, aue hī! Team in Black, yeah!
Ponga rā! Darkness falls!
Kapa o Pango, aue hī, hā! Team in Black, Yeah, Ha!

Rules for whitey in the SE Pacific:
Rule #1: NEVER dis Maori.
Rule #2: see Rule #1.

Sirius Lunacy said...

An Avignon Bishoprick? Isn't that something the Catholic clergy reserves for altar boys? Silly hats optional.