Friday, 9 July 2010

Dogma & Paul the Psychic Octopus

The C of E is set to rip itself asunder again as the ordination of women as bishops comes under discussion at the general synod in York.

Traditionalists say they could not serve under women, in part, because Jesus chose only men to be his apostles and to lead the early Church. He also chose Jewish men – that therefore, ipso facto, bars anyone who is not Jewish or does not keep kosher from being a bish.

You could also argue that Jesus chose a traitor and therefore traitors to the faith are eminently acceptable as bishops.

The arguments put forward by the traditionalists are positively antediluvian and lack any scrap of logic – but that typifies religion and dogma.

Speaking of dogma, there’s a story in the news about a father who was banned by a teacher from watching his son compete in his school sports day because he was not CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked. The lunatics are indeed running the asylum.

This bloke Raoul Moat! How come the police can’t find the bugger? I’d bring in Her Majesty’s Tax Inspectors to locate him; they manage to find me no matter where I go.

Paul the psychic octopus might be a good bet too.


  1. Doesn't the law of averages mean that at least one of the apostles must have been gay as well - which could provide an answer to the Bishop John problem.

  2. Alan: BNy the law of averages, two or three would be Chinese!

  3. I love the fact that people are labelling Paul the octopus as "English", even attributing his obvious skills to that "fact".. as if there could be such a thing..

    I wonder if he's an Anglican too?

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