Your hair's going grey, your skin's sagging and that's because you're a sinner
An evangelist has been cleared of causing harassment, alarm or distress by shouting abuse at passers-by in London. A good thing too I think, though the likes of evangelists like these do tend to be an embarrassment to us all. My advice to Philip Howard (51) would be to tone it down a bit. For…
An evangelist has been cleared of causing harassment, alarm or distress by shouting abuse at passers-by in London. A good thing too I think, though the likes of evangelists like these do tend to be an embarrassment to us all. My advice to Philip Howard (51) would be to tone it down a bit. For instance:
“Your hair’s going a little bit grey, your skin is showing mild signs of aging and that’s because you’re ever so slightly naughty.”
… isn’t going to offend anybody.
The story is on the BBC, found on Paul Roberts‘ blog.
I wish to complain about the latest Church Times cartoon. How can I possibly know what my position in church means when you have left the choir stalls out?! Not only am I positionless but also apparently I am invisible. Does this mean that if I have a lie in every Sunday morning and don’t bother to turn up for church no-one will notice? (starts to sound hopeful…..)
Chorister – you’re right. By leaving out the Choir stalls I was trying to be controversial in an attempt to get some publicity. Don’t worry, the choir (and their stalls) will receive full attention in due time.
Now, back to rabid evangelists…
There is a certain guy in Covent Garden who has a megaphone and a very strange take on things. Some Christian friends of mine were in Covent Garden and they heard him preaching, and the more annoyingly spiritual of them goes up to the guy and offers him encouragement. Said evangelist then asks him if he is a Christian, and my friend says yes. To which the megaphoned fantatic says “Well then why aren’t you preaching?” to which my friend nervously starts explaining that he is going to see a play and all the evangelist does is lift up his megaphone and start shouting “GET BEHIND THEE SATAN!!!” over and over again, chasing them until they eventually get into the theatre!
Just to let you know I have been incredibly naughty and stolen your toned down version of Mr Howards insult for my sermon this morning – and what’s more I used it to mock the Anglican church! (It’s ok, it is an Anglican church!).
I do hope this was ok, a full transcript of the text can be found
Ok I don’t seem to be able to use html at all!
The blasted thing already comes up as a link! Strewth!
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