Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WTF Wednesday Brought To You By Stephen Fry

I'm not writing a WTF Wednesday post today partly because I am post-rehearsal and exhausted, but mostly because I think that your time would be better spent watching Stephen Fry talk about the Catholic Church. He makes a brilliant, moving argument that the Catholic Church as an institution is no longer a force for good in the world, if it ever was-- while being compassionate toward believers and generally wise and humorous. Check him out.

Posted by Silent Five @ 9:38 PM

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Thanks for sharing this clip! Truly heartfelt and eye-opening. I like that he holds out hope that the Church can make restitution. I like that he's not cynical or vengeful. I like that he maintains respect for individuals. I like that he looks at the effects of dogma head on. I would like to hear his thoughts on several other institutions...

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gymnosophy [jim-NAH-so-fee]

n. Philosophical, amusing, or nonsensical insights realized when naked, as in the shower or in bed. (recent coinage: att. S. Galasso, 2010)

Victoria and Albert enjoyed a spot of postprandial concupiscence culminating in a night of gymnosophy and coffee and crumpets at dawn.

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1) Bacon cheesecake.
2) Bacon gumballs.
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4) Bacon-orange bars.
5) Bacon apple pie.

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