Half God, Half Biscuit

 Posted by on August 23, 2007  Add comments
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Horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, clairvoyance, mediums and tarot are the new Irish superstitions, according to Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh. (You might remember Seán from the open letter I wrote to him a while back – have a look at the end of this page).

You can see how he’d be upset, can’t you?

Sean would prefer people not to believe in superstitions, mediums and shamans. Absolutely not. Instead, he wants people to believe in perfectly reasonable things that aren’t a bit superstitious. For instance, people should believe that when Seán waves his hands at a biscuit, he can turn it into God. Hmm. That seems logical.

He’d also like them to believe, among other things, that

  • God has a mother and presumably therefore a grandmother, cousins and in-laws

(Holy Eamonn, second-cousin of God, pray for us sinners . . .)

  • The dead can walk

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  • Seán’s boss, Ratzo, is infallible.  You remember Ratzo? The kindly old former Hitler Youth and head of the Inquisition.
  • Mother Teresa wasn’t a swindling crook
  • Seán and his buddies have the power to forgive sins
  • The church he represents has anything to do with the teachings of Jesus.

Seán is upset that people have become distracted from their faith, as he puts it. People, according to Seán, are seeking to control their own future. I’m guessing here that Seán would like people to place themselves in the hands of his priests, as they used to do in the old days.

Who remembers what happened when people placed themselves in the hands of priests? More to the point, who remembers what happened when priests with too much power and nobody questioning them got their hands on people? Especially little people.

These things – tarot, astrology and clairvoyance – Seán reckons are part of the new Irish superstition.

Hmm. That would be as opposed to the old Irish superstition, I suppose.

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Open letter to Seán Brady: Brady Gets The Red Hat

Other deeply offensive posts:

They Just Don’t Get It, Do They?

Still Stuck in Knock

Mother Teresa, the Crook

Oh Those Feckin Old Bishops

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  12 Responses to “Half God, Half Biscuit”

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  1.  

    “Hmm. As opposed to the old Irish superstition, I suppose.”

    Hee.

  2.  

    Brilliant, Bock. I read that today and thought the same thing. The church is as much of the Occult as the Tarot, bilking the witless for their own profit.
    Gah!

  3.  

    I wish we could go back to the old Irish superstitions. Paganism looks like way more fun and a lot less dogmatic than St. Paddy’s bunch of monster raving loonies.

    brown acid and wild turkey, Mr Bock? How about magic mushrooms and bronze age hooch with bonfires and dancing and nakedness.

  4.  

    my twaddle is bigger than your twaddle!

  5.  

    biscuit ! lol

  6.  

    (1) “Sean is upset that people have become distracted from their faith, as he puts it.”
    Well, just like religion, supersitions are also a matter of faith.
    (2) “People, according to Sean, are seeking to control their own future. I’m guessing here that Sean would like people to place themselves in the hands of his priests, as they used to do in the old days”
    Now they want to put their future in the hands of astrologers, tarot card readers..
    .

  7.  

    People are seeking to control their own future? We can’t have that. We can’t have people thinking for themselves.
    A friend of mine was the youngest of 14 living children (4 died in early infancy!!!). Her brother had 6 children on the trot before he was 28. His wife was worn out. They went to their young, with-it curate and asked could they please use contraception?? He said they would burn in hell if they did. They didn’t. They DID however have 4 more children (=10), until they started to think for themselves at last, and she had her tubes tied. That wasn’t a hundred years ago, it was more like 20……
    Takings must be down?

  8.  

    Nice one. And Knock.

    Bring Back Bishop Brehon.

    B^4=QED.

  9.  

    Although it’s the most hypocritical outburst I’ve heard all year, I think he’s really more worried about losing the €2.40 per min Irish Psychics Live are charging for their premium phone line ‘service’. Why on earth doesn’t he just set up a live phone confession service or something? I would! The coin would be rolling in.

  10.  

    I was pissed that he keeps conflating secularism with consumerism. I wrote a letter to times that you can see on my blog, it hasn’t printed but hopefully he’ll get some blowback for all the press he’s been getting lately.

  11.  

    Darwin: thats the best idea of all time

    “ring ring… Bless me father for I have sinned”,
    … “Hello this is Father Murphy, all calls are charged at 50c a minute, Tell me your sins my son…”

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