'What the bishops were doing' cartoon

There has been a greater-than-average reaction to my What the bishops were doing whilst civil partnerships in church were being voted on cartoon (extract above) on the Church Times blog. By ‘greater than average’ I just mean that there has been one, as an average reaction is for there to be no reaction. See Thinking…

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There has been a greater-than-average reaction to my What the bishops were doing whilst civil partnerships in church were being voted on cartoon (extract above) on the Church Times blog. By ‘greater than average’ I just mean that there has been one, as an average reaction is for there to be no reaction. See Thinking Anglicans for one place there has been comments.

I have minor regrets about this cartoon as it has given the ‘I hate bishops – they can do nothing right’ brigade who loiter on Anglican blogs something to jump up and down about.

On the other hand blogger Matt Wardman says: “Sorry, Dave – not as well judged as usual in my view”. To blogger Matt Wardman I say that normally I do not knowingly judge things that well, I just draw the first thing that comes into my head. Also I am asking a question about the activities of the bishops and was not prejudging the answer to that question. I am perfectly prepared to accept that they had more important things to be doing if that turns out to be the case. Bishop David Walker, whom I have great respect for (not least because he is my namesake and has done much to make the wearing of sandals acceptable in polite society), says that “most bishops are relaxed about the Ali amendment” and I can understand why that might be the case.

PS. I bet some idiot will try to register pectoralcrosses4u.com.

9 Comments

  1. I thought it was an excellent commentary. Just shows you don’t need to shout to ask a very valid question – you can’t blame yourself for other people’s noise.

  2. Thanks The Church Mouse (I hadn’t seen your roundup when I wrote this at 3am). As an unrelated aside, I wonder how long it will be before somebody does a parody site called ‘The Church Moose’. Or ‘The Church Mousse’.

    Thanks Phil.

  3. Now I thought it was a good comment. I see you more like the jesters of old – you speak the truth with humour. You don’t have to think it through, so long as it makes others think. Intuitive prophetic voice… I actually considered going and buying that domain, just for the fun of it!It wouldn’t rank in the search engines though…

  4. I don’t think you should have regrets of any size for that one. Good humour is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing: it allows the truth to get close before jumping out and howling at you.

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