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jesus dies at the end
at the start he is
until I set my hair on fire and then Mum outed me to my nan.
and I do love the idea of churches and choirs and carols and Christmas and mass, just sitting beneath the anodyne smiles and warm tea is judgement, and fear and guilt and hate, and homophobia and sexism and racism and middle englandness and the old testament and persecution and war.
Fuck organised religion maaaaaaaaaaan.
they go every sunday, mind you. occasionally i join them for xmas day, it's only a short service and i don't go up for communion or sing the songs or owt, it's just a nice tradition. they get the kids up to show everybody what they've got for xmas. when the vicar asks what everyone's got for xmas i always shout A HANGOVER!! top bants.
When was the last time any of you actually went to church? It's not all fire and brimstone and eternal damnation these days. It's actually a bit of a laugh, and the majority of the clergy hold, y'know, pretty much the same views as everybody else. Of course, it's easier (and cooler) to sneer and say "FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER LOL".
doesn't really count.
It's nto all fire and brimstone you're right. It is a laugh sometimes your right.
But it's all built on the assumption that
1) You're guilty and born guilty must repent.
2) Every person in the world who isn't Christian will burn in hell everlasting
3) The old testament is fact
4) Being gay is wrong and women shouldn't be senior in the church
Also, ever read the bible dude? It's fucking vicious shit. Have a flick through numbers or something. Or most passages. Fuck that crap.
Everyone has a right to believe in what they want. It's all groovy man.
But at the same time, people are allowed to say why they don't.
But in conclusion: I do like the idea of Church at Christmas. It's comforting.
I've never met a vicar who claimed the old testament to be fact, but y'know that's CofE which is like atheism with better cakes.
Our parish priest was particularly vocal about his dislike of Pope Benedict XVI, and is an incredibly liberal chap. Talks about aliens in his sermons.
which created an atmosphere that made it very easy to realise I didn't believe in any of it.
Consequently I don't really have any bitter feelings for the Church of England (aside from the concept of church schools) as they made me the incredibly contented non-believer I am today.
it may not have been their holiday to begin with, but for squatters, I like what they've done with the place.
i went on christmas eve once. probably the worst time to go to church cause they know exactly what they're talking about and don't go off on tangents about fish fingers.
it beats having to drink wine people have splashbacked into
"Jesus, the present God can't wait to give you"
weird thing to claim since he's been witholding that present for 2000 years and counting. Christmas sounds shit round God's place.
actually really nice
aesthetically and aurally pleasing
It'd be like getting to go to an opera for free!
Always put you a right Chrimbo mood, though clashed with the end of Young Crystal Maze