Discovery of the day

I was most amused to hear of the man who met his second wife before having finished with his first one. Not that that’s all that unusual I agree. It’s just the place where he met the second for the first time: at a church meeting. Is it all religions that are such hotbeds of lust or just some of them?

11 comments on “Discovery of the day

  1. Not just religions. It’s the human race itself that’s a hotbed of lust.
    The religious people – speaking as one – just feel more guilty.
    (I am on my first wife, BTW. But not the first relationship .)

  2. JimW

    No, not all of them do. Some give lectures to Friends during which they proclaim their own goodness and re-write the history of their own choices almost as a pious fulfilling of a Christian mission. Thus I have have “committed to marriage/family”, “committed to the place I live” (not taken up a lovely new life in the country) “committed to tax justice” and so on.

  3. Only one man? Well, seeing how may millions meet their second wife before finishing with their first and how many millions of people meet at church meetings,that suggests that religion acts as a freezer on lust.

  4. I once saw a film starring James Stewart which contained the line : God uses the good’uns; the bad ‘ uns use God”.

    Well today a very mild manner quaker called Steve Griffiths was told to read Romans 13. Nothing more apparently was need. He was also told his Christianity was like an “alien ideology”. Leave aside that fuckwit Ritchie then almost media tell said that nothing in the Bible should be read literally (the resurrection you clown!), this was a deep low even for the tax dodging arsehole proprietor of Tax Research UK.

  5. In all his quaker love-in, he forgot to mention he was an “ex-quaker” in 2003 (The Theology of Taxation) and still a “former quaker” (Ending the big bang) in 2010.

  6. Well, the Quakers in Britain are pretty far gone: they’ll take almost anyone these days. Though Our Murph’s views on the Bible are probably about the same as the typical bishop’s.

  7. @ Philip Walker
    I presume you refer to the chess piece, not to a leader of Christians: a chess piece has its own rules and can ignore any commandment in the Bible.
    I have more than once challenged Murphy, when he pretended to represent Christian principles to adopt tithing and/or encourage his readers to do so. He flatly refused each time.
    Incidentally he seems not to have even the faintest concept of the theology of tithing (which is to rejoice and give thanks to God while enjoying the fruits of the harvest and, one year in three, giving 10% to those in need).

  8. John77: “What’s the difference between a bishop on a chessboard and in the Church? A chess piece has its own rules and can ignore any commandment in the Bible, whereas… oh, I’m going to have to re-think this one.”

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