I'm a (lay) choral-vicar in a 'not-too-bad' cathedral choir. That means I sing for a living. And when I'm not singing, I'm trying to teach others how to sing. It pays the rent. Ho hum.
Is this a branch of the Hell Tourist Board?
On my way...
It's such a long time since I heard those words, and thanks for reminding me of them:Brethren, be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith.I really should get to Compline more often. Wonderful poetry from the prayer book. You can keep all the modern words used in church so apallingly nowadays, for me it has to be prayer book. That's why I like Evensong so much. That and the music anyway.
This is a joke, isn't it??
And I bet they still 'wave Old Glory down at the courthouse' in Blacklick, Ohio. I'm booking my holiday now...
What annoys me about these signs is that they never publish the whole tariff. I mean, if I go to hell for kissing a girl, what do I get for a choirboy? A nun? The pope? I cannot be expected to make a rational choice on the basis of such inadequate information.
Who said a man wrote it?
Inkspot: Kissing the pope! It would be a bit like kissing Anthony Hopkins, except with added incense and holiness.
What are they advocating? Homosexuality?Dearie me. Love your little dog greeting card CB - very cute!
What IS it like?
Doshea3: thanks for the info. The pope is definitely now off my list of people to do, even if I can have him at a discount.
I'm just zipping my lip on the grounds that anything I say is likely to get me into trouble.
My word, that sparked a bit of a debate. I am not aware that hell has a tourist board, Mr Musgrove, but if it did it would surely be populated by the hordes of modern liturgists. You are entirely correct in your estimation of the work of Thomas Cranmer, my dear Lay Clerk. Mr Inkspot might be interested to know that in the medieval catholic penitentials (a sort of A-Z of sins) rape of a nun was considered a lesser crime by far than masturbation. That, Mr Dililah, is not a joke!I am so glad you enjoyed the card, dear Laura (although you will notice I have taken it down along with the Can Bass Christmas tree). I fear, Mr Clack, you are in enough trouble already.
Just for clarification purposes, do you mean raping a nun was less bad than masturbating a nun?As a tenuously related aside, the word verification for this comment so nearly offered a cracker. I had to type the letters "elatio"
Let's stick to consensual sex, shall we, leading to exhilarating physical fulfillment all round. What do the penitentials say to that? I ask because I couldn't find the answer on the net, the otherwise universal resource for all matters, canonical, theological, sexological and eschatological.
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