Tuesday, January 06, 2009

"Standard" gets religion...or not

London's evening rag, The Evening Standard, published two faith stories side by side this evening.

The first concerned the removal of a supposedly "unsuitable" and "horrifying..." crucifix from a Church in Horsham, West Sussex.

Check the whole article here

Now, I'm going to take the piece itself with a pinch of salt, because journos almost always allow any story to spin uncontrolably away from reality. Feel free to draw your own conclusions.

I did like the unsubstantiated quote, allegedly made by a congregation member:

"Next they'll be ripping out the pews and putting sofas in their place, or throwing out all the Bibles and replacing them with laptops"

Sounds like they just might be.......EMERGING! :-))

The second story has been rumbling around for a while, namely the "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life" poster campaign on the side of buses and in tube stations.

I for one am quite grateful to Ariane Sherine and the British Humanist Association for shelving out a reported 140 grand to stimulate the dialog about God and faith.

Visit their site to see a rare picture of Richard Dawkins smiling!


Dave Carrol said...

hello there... just stumbled onto your blog and have enjoyed reading it

Bless ya mate

Johnny said...

Hi Dave

Glad you enjoyed it