Thursday, October 2, 2008

And now for something completely different

While slurping down a bowl of unfeasibly tasty porridge (with honey, mmm) in the canteen this morning, I was delighted to see the following article in the IT:

POPE BENEDICT will this Sunday lead off a non-stop, six-day, seven-night televised reading of the entire Old and New Testaments in a Bible marathon that will bring the pontiff together with stars from the worlds of football, cinema and opera as well as more than 1,000 Italians from all walks of life.

Wow. What a marvellous idea. A bunch of celebrity Catholics talking at one another in a week long festival of self-congratulatory back-slapping: lots of talking, not one millisecond of listening.

BTW, I wonder which lucky celeb will get to read this particular pearl of wisdom?

If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.

Deuteronomy 25:11-12

1 comment:

Ennis Swimmer said...

Have you checked out the Holey Bible?