Thursday, 8 January 2009

Your adversary the devil...



So take care!

16 comments:

Kevin Musgrove said...

Is this a branch of the Hell Tourist Board?

Sir Monocle said...

awesome!

Nota Bene said...

On my way...

Lay Clerk said...

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.

Gadjo Dilo said...

This is a joke, isn't it??

Brother Tobias said...

And I bet they still 'wave Old Glory down at the courthouse' in Blacklick, Ohio. I'm booking my holiday now...

inkspot said...

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.

Troy said...

Who said a man wrote it?

Doshea3 said...

Inkspot: Kissing the pope! It would be a bit like kissing Anthony Hopkins, except with added incense and holiness.

The Poet Laura-eate said...

What are they advocating? Homosexuality?

Dearie me.

Love your little dog greeting card CB - very cute!

Barry Teeth, Beet Poet said...

What IS it like?

inkspot said...

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.

Rob Clack said...

I'm just zipping my lip on the grounds that anything I say is likely to get me into trouble.

Can Bass 1 said...

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.

Lay Clerk said...

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"

inkspot said...

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.