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In Spite Of Myself [Apr. 23rd, 2009|10:14 am]
Tony Grist
The guy from church with the sensitive problem came round yesterday morning. I had hoped I'd have something to tell him, but I didn't- so I embarked on another round of calling ecclesiastical bods and speaking to secretaries and answerphones- and getting more and more irate- and (hopefully) not letting it show.

There was a time when the clergy were easy to get hold of. There was a big house within walking distance and you went and knocked on the door and....But I'm being unreasonable. There just aren't that many clergy these days- and those there are are run off their feet. It's not their fault.

Eventually- but by now it was late afternoon and the young man had gone- they started ringing me back. Nice people, helpful people- and I was able to arrange a meeting for this Sunday.

This is so weird. I'm not even really a Christian and here I am beavering away on the Church's behalf like a righteous gentile or something. And this stuff I'm involved in now isn't kid's stuff. It has the potential to draw me in deep.

I'm thinking of calling this journal A Priest In Spite of Himself.
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[User Picture]From: saare_snowqueen
2009-04-23 11:43 am (UTC)
I think that's a truer label than what you have now. I quite like the idea.

Once again, I would like to comment that the political body that has become the church since the early middle ages, has for too long defined what it means to be a Christian or a believer.... I think it's time those of us who have other ideas should speak up and be heard. Go Tony!!!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-04-23 01:13 pm (UTC)
Eroticdreambattle is a translation of the title of the early renaissance Italian "novel" in which Poliphilo is the main character. I've lived with it so long now I'd be loathe to change it- but maybe I'll insert the alternative title onto my Info page somewhere.
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[User Picture]From: saare_snowqueen
2009-04-23 01:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, I knew that. I just finished a so-so crime thriller, called 'The Rule of Four' which centres around some stolen documents related to The Hyperoticicaxxxx.

Two titles for the price of one - not a bad deal.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-04-23 03:42 pm (UTC)
The second comes from Kipling- where it refers to the very worldly French statesman Talleyrand- who also happened to be a catholic Bishop.

Edited at 2009-04-23 03:42 pm (UTC)
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