4 thoughts on “Rev Dr Rob Marshall, Priest at St John the Evangelist, Welwyn Garden City

  1. “What else entices 4000 people to come together?” Sadly time didn’t permit the speaker to discuss the historic role of religion in bringing communities together and how over the years it has become increasingly irrelevant.

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  2. Anyone can make this kind of crap and plain wrong analogy about anything.
    Isnt it a shame that the local village pub just shut down for ever. It was a binding force for gathering people together which is absolutely exactly congruent with christian tradition.
    Isnt it a shame that the last bank in town has just shut down …..
    Isnt it a shame that the village store has just shut down ….
    Isnt it a shame that the village post office has just shut down ….
    Isnt it a shame that the village hall has been shut down ….
    Isnt it a shame that the local Debenhams store has shut down …
    Isnt it a shame that the village public convenience has shut down ….
    Isnt it a shame that he local fuel station has shut down …
    Isnt it a shame that he local chippy has shut down ….
    Isnt it a shame that the local engineering works has shut down …
    Isnt it a shame that he bus service into town has shut down ….
    Isnt it a shame that library has shut down …
    Isnt it a shame that the BT Telephone Box has been shut down …
    Isnt it a shame that the local primary school has been shut down …

    And yet people gathering together IS ABSOLUTELY NOT exclusively a christian tradition. Hoards of people gather together in non christian Japan. Same in Bangalore. Same in Rekjavik. And few if any there are christians. People have been doing it for as long as there have been people … its a fundamental survival instinct of all social animals. Chimps do it very well and I am sure todays ”THINKER ” does not consider chimps to be christian.

    The christian tradition is forcing people to come together, lest they be ostracised at the instagation of the vicar, to be told they are worthless sinners, that sex is dirty without a god given license, to be releived of a goodly portion of their hard earned pittance.

    And is it really so bad or so unpredictable that Bury Town have gone bust. The Megamoney business that is modern football guaranteed that soem chubs will go bust. It a kind of greed driven extinction process. A bit like christianity really which is dying because it over reached itself with its nasty dogma and now discredited threats of hellish punishment for sinners and eternal godly bliss for the gullible.

    Isnt it a shame that the local church has shut down …
    RIP to the CoE. And the RCC too.

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  3. False Analogy Test.

    Q 1 – Compare and contrast the following:

    A town has a Football Club with a Stadium that thousands of fans wish to support and attend. Club and Stadium are to be closed down

    The same town has a large Victorian church with hundreds of seats, to which a small and declining number of people wish to come. The church is due to remain open nonetheless.

    What analogy can you draw from the above?

    Extra marks will be awarded if your answer contains a ‘religious perspective.’

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    1. The football club & local church should combine, to be called ‘Bury Jesus FC’ – resurrection would follow within days. Unfortunately, though, Jesus ponced off others for years so his example wouldn’t provide much of a business model for BJFC (I just realised – maybe BJ would be a source of income).

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