‎’People might be shocked by this, but I still go to church. You wanna prove how tough you are? Start telling people you go every Sunday!’


Reminds me of

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    1. I love it when I find a church with a huge variety of people in it. The one we presently attend has people with green and yellow mohicans, pink trousers, lots of body and face jewellery, and glam rock boots! Brilliant.


  1. Hi Gilly, I know that I am cynical but, maybe brain washing has something to do with it.

    Cooper was born as Vincent Damon Furnier in Detroit, Michigan, His father was a lay preacher in the Church of Jesus Christ (also known as the Bickertonite Church) which, historically, is a branch of the Latter Day Saint movement. His paternal grandfather, Thurman Sylvester Furnier, was an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite). Vincent Furnier was active in his church at the ages of 11 and 12.

    And I won’t even start on saying anything about the link that you gave to your other post re the Catholic church, artificial birth control, homosexuality, sex abuse or even the fact that they don’t recognise the Protestant religion, they will grab anyone if it means more money in the collection box.


    1. Yes, I found that information too. A fuller report can be found here
      if you wish to follow it up any further.

      As for the Catholics – yes, they have had a very bad press and indeed, so have we Anglicans at times. But that doesn’t mean they are all tarred with the same brush. The media does have an inbuilt bias against faith, especially christianity, so I read some of it with a fistful of salt and have other methods of trying to find out what the facts are. Things are always more complex than the media make out.


      1. Hi Gilly, I do believe that he has the faith and I like him a lot. I just wonder about a lot of those that do attend church, showing off the new hat/dress. I was in my local church one Sunday and half way through the service a couple, and they are near neighbours of mine, left their seats to go and watch Rangers playing football.

        Reichsconkordant. The concordat has been described as giving moral legitimacy to the Nazi regime soon after Hitler had acquired dictatorial powers, and placing constraints on Catholic critics of the regime, leading to a muted response by the Church to Nazi policies. I believe that the Catholic church will always look after themselves first.


      2. I wouldn’t dream of trying to justify that, Trevor. But equally, there were Christians who stood up for their faith and suffered for it under Hitler, such as Bonhoeffer.

        As for church-going – well, it’s a long time since I was in a church where the main reason for going was to show off the hat! that certainly happened in my childhood in the 50s but these days, most people go to church because they want to and they have a faith and they find that worshipping together enriches them. I’ve been to lots of churches just in the few months we’ve been here and the normal dress is jeans and t-shirt 😉


      3. Sounds as though I could feel at home in your church, believe it or not, jeans, shirt and a tie for me and I did get some strange looks so I took the tie off. It was the local EU Church, I think that they have changed the name now and I had many chats with David the minister who spent a lot of time on the Isle of Iona, unfortunately he moved to a church in Brighton and I didn’t care much for the lady that replaced him.


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