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- Jan 19, 2014
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Quite nice of CoE to pray for Dawkins. Dd they expect Justin to put a curse on him?CofE Defends Its Prayer for Prof. Dawkins
Really??? The CofE has to defend itself for doing what it's meant to do; care about people?
I entered the CofE not because of a belief in God but because I am moved by the message of love that Jesus conveyed (mock me all you like about that). The CofE doesn't have to agree with someone to care about them and anyway, despite their differences, the CofE seems to respect Richard Dawkins and, so far as I can tell, appreciates his argument with religion.
To suggest that a Church would sarcastically offer a prayer for somebody's well being is simply astounding and says rather a lot more about the person suggesting that than it does about the CofE. I like to imagine that Richard Dawkins accepts it as a genuine expression of concern, regardless of his disbelieve in God or the power of prayer.
True enough. Twitter can be great, for instance if your're me and happen to be social media stalking Mark Gatiss!, but it also allows obnoxious people to express obnoxious views. Six of one and half a dozen of the other...It sounds like it's just Twitter being twattish as usual. Too many 'news' stories these days are about the comments and reactions on that site rather than actual events.
I'd have done that.I worked in his college and nearly did myself a mischief running to hold open a gate for him and his bike one lunch-time!
It was the day I discovered 1) that I can run really fast if the goal is great enough and 2) that I have no sense of embarrassment in such circumstances. Unlike the day I opened the same gate and found the Lewis film crew on the other side staring at me. I scurried back to my office and wouldn't leave until someone else had checked the crew had left for the day!I'd have done that.
Well, I'm civil enough to hold a gate for nearly anyone, especially a cyclist, but it'd be a peculiar honour to trip over my own feet in the rush to be polite to dear Prof Dawkins.
the "be-atch" (closest I can get to spelling his pronunciation!) left this on his website a few days ago...Have we had any update on the wellbeing of the gaytheist yet? ...
Glorious! The effety effer swears even more beautifully than Richard E. Grant.Good luck to Richard Dawkins with his T.I.A. (mini stroke) .... until then, a repeat post of this video. NSFW
I used to work at a school for troubled kids, there was one lad who's swearing was magnificent ... he was the William Shakespeare of swearing and could quickly string a sentence of expletives together at the drop of a hat .. I was on a cigarette break with his school teacher and we were both in secret admiration of his skills but then you can't encourage kids to swear so we could never tell him how good he was at itGlorious! The effety effer swears even more beautifully than Richard E. Grant.
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Yes. Yes he did ... his swearing was so effortless he might as well have instead been asking you how may sugars you liked in your tea.Did he use iambic pentametres? Mind you, that would've shown that did give a f**k.
The trick must be to avoid too much repetition, and maintain clarity alongside spontaneous vigour. Bit of a bastard, really.