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?