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100 Words, 100 Days: Day 70. On Musicals.

As part of my annual holiday, I’m taking a trip to London next weekend. It’s a beautiful city and one I’ve not seen since the late 80s (when I was too drunk to appreciate it). I was thinking of taking in a show.

I’ve only been to two musicals in my life: Jesus Christ Superstar and Jekyll and Hyde. But I’ve a number of soundtracks in my collection, most notably Wicked and Les Miserables.

Very few events can stir emotion better than a well-staged musical and I look forward to checking at least one out while I’m away. But which one?

 

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100 Words, 100 Days: Day 55. On Consubstantiality and The Apostles Creed.

The Catholic Church in its infinite wisdom has made some revisions to that classic staple of the Mass: The Apostles Creed. In a move seen as inclusive and all-encompassing, as well as making Catholicism a relevant force in organised religion once more, the phrase  “begotten, not made, of one being with the Father” has been changed to “begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father”.

I don’t know about you, but ‘consubstantial’ doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue quite as well as the previous choice of words. My thinking is the next time the Vatican wants to change things, leave the altar wine alone.

 

 

100 Words, 100 Days: Day 21. On Righteous Indignation.

I’m not much of a Biblical scholar, and the concept of hermeneutics passed me by on its way to deeper intellects; but I know a paradox when I hear one. The Bible on one hand suggests taking an eye for an eye, while on the other it proposes turning the other cheek.

Watching footage of the horrendous goings-on in London and elsewhere in Great Britain, the only image that comes to mind is that of the late great Kenny Everett. His character, General Cheeseburger, had a distinctive way of ending his rants.

Let’s round them all up, put them in a field, and then bomb the bastards.

Amen.