Saturday, 25 April, 2015, 08:40 AM - Not TFTDHi there gay people, Pope Frankie here. Me and my best mate, Pope Benny, want to welcome you all to the new gay friendly, gender bending, we-don't-want-to-judge-you Catholic Church. (Just want to mention that me and Benny are just best mates, nothing else. OK, we both like to dress all in white, with the occasional sequinned frock, but there's nothing wrong with us being well groomed gentlemen with similar tastes.)
Some are saying that nothing much has changed in Catholicland since my best mate Benny said that gay people were an intrinsic moral evil. Nothing could be farther from the truth! When it comes to the major religions, most people now agree that the Catholic Church is the place to stay if you're gay. We're throwing open our doors, hanging out the rainbow flags, ...
"...putting on our dancing shoes..."
"Pssst, your Holiness."
"Er, what, can't you see I'm doing my big 'We Love Gays' PR speech."
"There's someone here to see you, your Holiness."
"Can't it wait?"
"It's the new French ambassador, your magnificence."
"Well show him in, show him in. Always delighted to make time for a senior diplomat."
"There's something you should know, your superbness. He's a friend of Dorothy."
"Dorothy? Dorothy who?"
"You know, he's a batty boy, a fudge packer, a shirt lifter."
"You mean he's a fairy? Here in the Vatican? Well that's a first."
"I suppose, given our new gay-friendly policy, that's not going to be a problem your pulchritude."
"Now wait just a minute. Admitting that The Gays are human beings is one thing, having an openly, self-confessed nancy boy at the very heart of the Catholic Church is quite another. We can't have people camping it up, wearing funny clothes, making outrageous bitchy remarks here in the Vatican. No, it won't do. I need a man who's butch, who knows what a pontiff wants, or at least someone who knows how to cover up his sexual preferences."
"Cover it up, your fabulousness. Yes, that's something we know all about."
Martin Wroe, Writer, Journalist, and oh yes incidentally, Assistant Vicar of St Luke's Church, Islington
Rev Dr. (hon. Kingston) Dr. (hon. St. Andrews) Joel Edwards, the international director of Micah Challenge
Tuesday, 21 April, 2015, 07:50 AM - FraserI won't give in to logic. I will, I will, I WILL believe in my Invisible Magic Friend, and I'll fold my arms and stamp my little foot at anyone who says otherwise!
Saturday, 18 April, 2015, 07:50 AMAnd the Big News today from a Faith Perspective is that the latest Star Wars trailer is out. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” This reminds me of scripture, although scripture isn't at all just made up.
What does Darth Vader say on the midnight of May 3rd? "May the fourth be with you."
Friday, 17 April, 2015, 02:54 PM - Not TFTDThose who were intrigued by Akhandadhi Das' unusual approach to mathematics might be interested in some work that I published once in a creationist mathematics journal called Deliberations of the Institute of Mathematics (DIM). You can read my contribution at the link below.
Friday, 17 April, 2015, 07:51 AM - Akhandadhi DasHindus invented zero, therefore Hinduism is correct. Mathematical logic, you just can't beat it.