Sunday, August 26, 2007

LOL: From Our Religious Affairs Correspondent


My facebook and realworld friend Tom Murphy has entered "Christian - Catholic" as his religion. Where I put "Socialist Atheist Humanist". This inspired me to post on his wall:

Christian - Catholic for religion? Nice ironic juxtaposition. At 11, at a school patronised by the late great Augustine (I'm loving Angels etc) our class teacher was Mr Warren. Not one of us. Perhaps married in. Played tennis educationally on TV with Rod Laver. Another non-Catholic. Never seen either taking communion. His fine singing voice stumbled like Redwood during hardcore Catholic hymns. Faith of Our Fathers Living Still and other gory glory martyr stuff. Anyway, we knew. He must have had close supervision from Sister Michael. And other cross-naming sisters of perpetual poverty. Tho' how did Sr Margaret swing hers? One day, out of the blue when we had a lesson about religion (as they all were) he asked us a trick question: "What Religion Are You?" he asked innocently. My synaptic hand was up. I was selected. Did he know? "Christian" I said confidently. He laughed out loud as other kids smiled. "I hope so". He found one of 30 others with the correct answer. "Not for me" I thought.
The rousing tune and martyr inspiring lyrics above right are now associated with Thanksgiving in USA.

More LOL religion anon.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

why r u so anti religion?

Father Ted said...

Because he is rebelling against his Catholic upbringing but he will come back to us.

(I've had a word with his Mother.)

Chris Paul said...

So anti religion anonymous? Pray do explain ... Did you see what I did then?

grimupnorth said...

Once a Catholic....and even very lapsed ones like me like to hedge their bets.

Chris Paul said...

Even careful atheist philosophers like Pascal ...

Anonymous said...

Anon 00:27 might consider the celebration of martyrdom in the words, hum the tune while thinking on, consider modern martyrs who sadly tend to eschew musical memorabilia, and then reconsider the dumb ass question about religion.