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The Gnat And The Camel

The Gnat And The Camel

Last week I was (pleasantly?) surprised to open our city’s newspaper, The Press, to find its editorial was entitled “The Gnat and the Camel” (see above photo; text here). Since then, I have been carrying out an (unscientific) survey to see who knew what the headline alluded to. I have tended to ask well-educated Kiwis… Continue Reading

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Priest or Spy

Priest or Spy

I saw the movie Spectre recently. It had the fascinating exchange: Madeleine Swann: Why, given every other possible option, does a man choose the life of a paid assassin? James Bond: Well, it was that or the priesthood. Connections have been made with films before. Men in black – Protecting the Earth from the scum… Continue Reading

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Vatican Replies to Joe Bennett

Vatican Replies to Joe Bennett

Recently NZ columnist Joe Bennet wrote to the Vatican urging it to ditch the theology and just focus on being good. Here is the Vatican’s reply: Dear Joe We at the Vatican don’t usually read your columns, being tired of the hackneyed anti-religious, straw-man arguments, or as your guru, Dawkins, would say, “meme”. But since… Continue Reading

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Con Temporary

Con Temporary

I use the word “contemporary” as much as, or more than, the next person. In fact I use “contemporary” when some use “modern” because, naysayers notwithstanding, I think much of our contemporary world is more “post-modern” than “modern”. Sometimes I joke that some contemporary artists, on their deathbed, will go, “ha, ha – gotcha!” [We’ve… Continue Reading

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Stephen Colbert’s Best Religion Clips

Stephen Colbert’s Best Religion Clips

Many will know that Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman as Late Show host. As host of The Colbert Report Stephen Colbert presents a persona of a devout, conservative Roman Catholic. It has often fascinated me when people cannot distinguish Stephen Colbert from his The-Colbert-Report persona. These, presumably, will get quite a surprise… Continue Reading

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Follow Lesus

Follow Lesus

What has the world come to if the Vatican cannot spell the name of the Saviour! [No, check the date, this is not one of my annual April Fools’ Day posts]. 6000 bronze, silver, and gold medallion coins have been minted with Jesus’ name as “Lesus”. No – I could not have made this up!… Continue Reading

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