Sunday, 9 May 2010

The Church of the Good Sign

The Good Shepherd Anglican church in Edgehill, have proven a good source of mirth and mixed blessings, according to the locals.

I thought I'd start an irregular column, to share the pastor's sense of the sublime to the preachy. I think this one is a reference to shopping at Myer in Cairns Central. I could be wrong. The Lord works in mysterious ways.
  • If you have a church in your neighbourhood that deserves a wider audience, you're welcome to email me your snaps.


Paul said...

If freedom means choosing well, then a chuch is probably the last place this little gem should be advertised.

Michael Hyams said...

How about - outside a Syangogue - Mixed Marriages performed by Rabbit

Syd Walker said...

Some folk snigger at anything, but those of us with slightly higher snigger-thresholds like a little more to go on.

The quote you've chosen to promote today, Michael - which a quick Google search suggests might actually be original - seems to me full of wisdom.

Perhaps I could contrast it with the words of Winston Churchill - a man still subjected to hero-worship by most of the war-promoting conformists prominent in our society, including historical fantascists who pervade 'Our' ABC.

How about a snigger and cringe at this:

I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas. We have definitely adopted the position at the Peace Conference of arguing in favour of the retention of gas as a permanent method of warfare. It is sheer affectation to lacerate a man with the poisonous fragment of a bursting shell and to boggle at making his eyes water by means of lachrymatory gas.

I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes. The moral effect should be so good that the loss of life should be reduced to a minimum. It is not necessary to use only the most deadly gasses: gasses can be used which cause great inconvenience and would spread a lively terror and yet would leave no serious permanent effects on most of those affected.

Can anyone spot the difference between wisdom and murderous folly any more?

Lillian at Yorkeys said...

From Syd above, Winston " favour of using poisoned gas amongst uncivilised tribes."
Does that mean we can gas most of the pollies, bureaucrats, insurance companies, evil global megacapitalists, a fair whack of the police force, bogans, rednecks, & thieves?
Then again, most of the above would probably want to gas the left-leaning chard-sucking latte crew - of which I am one.
So, score: one-all.
Back to the drawing board . . .