Saturday, 28 February, 2015, 07:57 AM - Not TFTDThere are some people that are part of your life just because they were famous as you grew up. They provided happy memories of sitting with family and friends watching TV, listening to records, or even being on the cover of a cherished book given to you as a present. They've always been there and you just assume they always will be.
You don't know these people personally, so it comes as a surprise when their passing makes you feel so sad. It feels like a little part of yourself has passed away with them. As one commenter put it "The shining lights that were my childhood heroes are slowly blinking out one by one."
I felt that way about Pavarotti, Patrick Moore, and now today, about Leonard Nimoy. My fascination with Spock didn't quite extend as far as Sheldon Cooper in the Big Bang Theory and I have to admit his singing wasn't really my thing, but every few years Leonard Nimoy would pop up to reprise his roll as Mr. Spock and I knew that the world hadn't quite fallen apart yet.
Goodbye Leonard Nimoy and thank you for those memories. I'm sure I won't be the only one watching some favourite episodes of Star Trek tonight.
Saturday, 28 February, 2015, 07:51 AM - MarshallFalling off the stage in an extravagant costume is exactly like conducting a church service.
Consternatingly Reverend Lord Professor Bishop Baron Reverend Lord Richard Harries, Baron Pentregarth, Gresham Professor of Divinity, Baron, Bishop, Professor, Lord...
Rev Dr. (hon. Kingston) Dr. (hon. St. Andrews) Joel Edwards, the international director of Micah Challenge
Tuesday, 24 February, 2015, 07:49 AM - EdwardsThe CofE is being accused of hypocrisy. This leads me to to tell you something really, really profound. I mean unbelievably profound. Just listen to how profound this is...
Monday, 23 February, 2015, 07:49 AMSome schoolgirls have been brainwashed by a bunch of religious nutters. How can we deal with this? Let's ask saints Peter and Paul.
Brian Draper, in Southampton, Associate lecturer at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity
From Norwich, it's the bishop of the week, Swashbucklingly Reverend Graham James, Lord Bishop of Norwich
sense of humour. If there's one thing that really characterises religious zealotry, it's being able to laugh at ourselves.