Saturday, December 02, 2006

Stripping the Altar, revisionist style

"Now watch, as I hurl this crucifix a distance of 125 feet, straight down the nave and through the rose window!"

(thanks to The Cafeteria is Closed)



Blogger Ellie M said...

What is it with all the multicoloured vestments?! First, Kate of Many Colours; now this. What's next, tie-dyed chasubles?

Yo, Aging Boomers: the '60's are over, dig? Put away the acid and say hello to the 21st century.

10:26 am  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

I suspect he is wearing the famous (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) "Rainbow Stole", which has become the not-so-secret handshake of pro-homosexuals in the Catholic Church as well as TEC. Notice the similarly-coloured mess all over the altar, too. The post that follows, with a picture of the dear Pope at Auschwitz, shows the correct place for a rainbow in the liturgy.

12:46 pm  
Blogger Ellie M said...

Attention LGBTQ activists: can we have the rainbow back? Seeing as how it wasn't really yours to begin with? Thanks muchly.

7:39 pm  
Blogger Kasia said...

Yeah, I was thinking I must've missed out - I didn't know there was a liturgical season represented by the rainbow...

9:29 am  
Blogger Ellie M said...

Personally, I think all this rainbow symbolism is Grossly Insensitive to the colour-blind, excuse me, to those gifted by God with Monochromacy, and I am astonished at the liberals' lack of Social Awareness on this Very Important Issue.

11:10 am  
Blogger Min O'Pause said...

Though your post made me chuckle, for all the wrong reasons, um, that's not the "Pro Homosexual Rainbow" vestment.

You might want to look up "gay rainbow" on Google Images, to see what it actually looks like. You might risk turning into a pillar of salt for just putting that into the search engine, but I'd do it anyway.

Here's a question for you, though I doubt I will receive a response:

If you left the Anglican/Episcopal church, why are you still so obsessed with it?

I mean, there is plenty of scandal, un-Godly behavior, malfeasance, and sexual deviance in certain areas of your beloved Catholic church to keep you busy and posting for years, right? So, if you left the other church, why are you still pining away for it?

Just curious.

You should think about adding some music to your blog, like Liza Minelli's version of Sondheim's "Losing My Mind," to go along with your continued obsession with a religion that you have left behind.

On a tangent: You do realize that Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Sondheim, etc. (those that I'm sure you rather enjoy) were/are very "pro-homosexual" correct?

Either way, I love your segues from the oddly absurd--dissertations on plum pudding and marmalade--to the obsession you have with homosexuals and with a church you left because it was too un-Godly.

I wonder what Penn and Teller would think about it all? You know, the two athiest magicians that you sort of, well, worship?

So, how do you reconcile your love of two atheist magicians, and your campaign to rid a church--one that you left on your own accord--of what you feel is the "un-Godliness?"

You are an enigma wrapped in a riddle.

Keep the well written comedy coming!

I may not always agree with what you say, but it is very well written and very funny.

So is that wacky, zany Ellie M. She is a laugh riot. I love "monochromacy". That is funny. I think I'm going to have to post about you two gals, just for the three people that actually read my blog.

Thanks for the inspiration.


1:00 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

Min - I looked it up (I'm not skeered!) and I stand corrected - the "gay rainbow" starts with purple, then progresses through blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Well, in that case, that just makes Fr. Javelin-thrower's sin all the heavier, because now he doesn't even have the excuse of a cause for wearing that stole. This is just pure BAD TASTE.

Thank you for your kind comments on my writing; I appreciate it. Your question about why I still write about the Episcopal Church is a fair one, and very nicely asked, so if you don't mind, I'll post a separate entry dealing with it, and try to write it out more or less logically.

As for Penn & Teller, I'm sure if they knew of my mystical obsessions, they'd cut me dead the next time we meet. (Though I suspect Penn wouldn't be that surprised - he's very sharp, and I think he figured me out the first time we met.) All I can say is, that THEY would probably say that the atheist stuff is the most important thing they do, but to ME it's never been the case. I love their magic, and their wit - the cause is secondary, and sometimes it's right out of sight.

3:21 pm  
Blogger Ellie M said...

So this brings us right back to my original question: what IS it with all those multicoloured vestments?!

3:07 pm  

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