Friday, February 8, 2013

From my cold, dead hands...

Contrary to what we can all be certain my Liberal nemeses have been claiming, the reason for My absence from the inter-tubes over the past six weeks has not involved court orders. Nor were any of the terms of My current parole from prison ministry revoked. No, My Beloved Sinners, so great is the Wickedness prevailing in these Apostate days that I’ve been utterly, utterly absorbed in something which I know will strike cold hard fear into the hearts of young clergy everywhere – that’s right: I’ve been so involved in the flesh and blood lives of my community that there hasn’t been so much as a single second to devote to the expenditure of electrons and bandwidth.

That’s because the Christian World is currently facing its darkest hour since the heresy of congregationalism birthed the hideous notion of Priests being in some way answerable to those to whom they’ve been called to instruct. A threat so dark that it’s no exaggeration to say that if I don’t devote every molecule of my Doctrinally-pure breath to fighting it, our omnipotent god and saviour face eternal oblivion as America succumbs to Obama’s abominable vision of Socialist godlessness. A future which, as I was only telling god in prayer this morning, could well become reality but for the Strength, Breadth, and Insight of My Courageous opposition.

Were you all sufficiently valuable to god to have been blessed with the privilege of living here in Ichabod Springs, and able to spend Sundays physically gathered beneath the St. Onuphrias’ pulpit, where little flecks of My Spittle shower the faithful fallen with golden droplets of edification, there would of course be no need for Me to name this threat. But so great is Scourge of Ignorance which has befallen creation that for most of you the identity of this Diabolical Juggernaut poised to destroy faith forever is unknown. While at any moment all the cherished values of our ancient creeds – things as crucial to our faith as denigrating women and homosexualists, or bickering about Pauline minutia while children die from preventable diseases – will be cast asunder by the most terrible Satanic Strategy to have ever confronted the Kingdom of God. One even worse than Romanism, Presbyterianism, and the idea that those not contributing to the offertory with sufficient generosity can’t be publically shamed and/or beaten. Something so evil that our lord Jesus specifically failed to mention it when writing the gospels on account of its obscenity:

Gun Control.

There; it's said. I trust those of you in the habit of reading my homilies to children (as I know many of you do) had the good sense to not voice that dreadful phrase aloud. Nor, I pray, were they uttered within earshot of animals: the beasts of the fields may not have souls (as any faithful evangelical with a dog is duty-bound to testify), but that doesn’t mean they can’t feel pain. Just the other day My foolish Curate inadvertently gave sound to this blasphemous expression , and not minutes later the entire contents of our office fish-tank was twitching belly-northwards at the surface. Although to be fair, a small vial of something medicinal Bishop Quinine purchased on the internet had also just gone missing, and tropical fish can be so dreadfully sensitive.

Over the course of My next few Important homilies I shall be telling you all of the fearless stand we’ve made in the fight to preserve Christians’ right to freely possess - unhindered by any socialist prying into one’s criminal history, mental health, and sexual fascination with Soldier of Fortune magazine - a collection of semi-automatic assault weapons for the godly purposes of self-defence, hunting gophers, or vaporizing the heads of any neighbors who might look funny. Or who disrespect one’s pick-up on a day when things are just a bit more tense than usual. I’m confident that the light of My example, accompanied by unparalleled Biblical exposition illustrating the important role mass killings have played in salvation history, will inspire you all to join Me in Christendom’s greatest crusade since medieval foreigners decided to once and for all bring the peace to the Holy Land.

I’m Father Christian and I teach the Bible.

13 comments:

Sam Anderson said...

This may be an issue on which we whole-heartedly agree. I look forward to reading the upcoming homilies.

Turnip Ghost said...

Celebrate your diversity!
And then sell another church-use the funds wisely! All those superfluous clergy need health insurance too, you know!

Sam Anderson said...

We're you replying to me Turnip Ghost? I understand the references. But given the 3 exclamation marks I imagine it's something you feel passionately about.

Sam Anderson said...

Edit: "Were". Also "I don't understand the references."

Brother David said...

Sam, Padre may be busy do I will explain, the phantom root vegetable is Brad, our resident mental hospital patient. Matron must have left her office unlocked and Brad got onto the interwebs again.

He often encourages us to celebrate our diversity.

Anonymous said...

Cuss it all t’tarnation and fry mah hide!! Yer right t’be wo’ried bout them guns Revahend.

Looky whose in town an a-comin’ a gunnin fer yo’.

Anonymous said...

Brad,
Speaking of diversity, how many ways can one eat turnips? Baked turnips, boiled turnips, french fried turnips, Cajun fries turnips, raw turnips?

Fr. Maxwell Smart+

Turnip Ghost said...

Sugar from turnips; freeze dried turnips; turnip froth; turnip and apple pie; turnip glaze candy....
And turnips make great, cheap, healthy and wholesome animal feed, especially for cows.

Anonymous said...

Brad,
A paradox: "And turnips make great, cheap, healthy and wholesome animal feed, especially for cows" - how can this be when you are but a ghost?
Fr. Maxwell Smart+

The Rev. Dr. Christian Troll said...

It's just yet another example of the diversity which the befuddled and not-infrequently-nasty young lad so steadfastly exhorts us to celebrate, Father Maxwell.

Turnip Ghost said...

This must be a mystery; therefore let there be Aumbries for turnips and make sure that you hand a lantern to give those who enjoy mincing in chasubles something special to do.

Mr. Mcgranor said...

Dear Christian Troll, i want to be able to but a semi-automatic without having to show anything but money. If the Government is such a godsend, then maybe they should run the Episcopal Church U.S.A.?

P.S.

There is no evil, more so then Romanism. Not even the postmodern nihilist/secular-humanist/ecumenist catholicity, of what is left of the Mainline can be as destructive.

Anonymous said...

Father Troll

I emitted a nine-gun salute in honour of your latest homily.

All gun-lovin' Christians should be allowed to bang to their hearts' content - mornin', noon and night.


Maureen Bishop (Mrs)