6 thoughts on “Rhidian Babbling Brook, writer, celebrity and Christian

  1. On this day.

    Dr Indarjit Singh – Director of the Network of Sikh Organisations.
    Tuesday, 29 May, 2007
    Rating 4 out of 5 (Highly platitudinous).

    Scientists, especially geneticists, just can’t be trusted. OK, some of what they do is quite good, like finding genes for cancer, but there’s a bunch of them that are trying to make cows produce skimmed milk. We’ve put up with the hydrogen bomb, designer babies and factory farming, but this is just going too far. Of all the evils that these mad scientists have come up with, surely cows that produce low fat milk must be the most outrageous yet. The gurus tell us that humans, and I include scientists in that, can do both good and bad things. Got that? There are good things and bad things. It’s about time we put some proper religious people in charge of all these crazy scientists. We know the difference between good and bad things much better than anyone else does.

    Low fat milk from cows! Has the whole world gone completely crazy?


    1. “It’s about time we put some proper religious people in charge of all these crazy scientists. ”

      Yeah, we already tried that and it didn’t work out too well


  2. “Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.”
    Well, that’s the TFTD remit though ya’d think from Rhid’s recent efforts that poetic marmalade & take-away coffee are more important than “faith”.
    Poor old Mr Jesus doesn’t get a mention these days. Maybe he’s informed his followers to keep quiet about him because he’s busy preparing his press statement to explain how he’s not responsible for a global pandemic & why, even though it’s not his fault, he’s not used his superpowers to help out. I think we should be told.


  3. Thanks for all the blasts from the past, Rev Dr Peter. Endlessly entertaining.

    Rhidian Brook assures us that a better world is possible, that we don’t have to go back to being ‘a nation stuck in shouty binary positions’. He’s right: the past few weeks have seen a welcome reduction in pious references to Mr Jesus on TftD, and lectures from busybody bishops defending the unearned privileges of their institution. (Just about all the bishops have done lately is make their own shouty, binary contribution to the fuss over Dominic Cummings). So yes, a better world is indeed possible: one in which religion finally becomes an activity for consenting adults in private.

    On the subject of Cummings, I see that Brewdog have brought out a new beer this week: Barnard Castle Eye Test. All profits to the NHS. I look forward to it appearing in Sainsbury’s.


  4. Thanks to Our Very Own Reverend Webhost’s recording of these Thoughts, I was able to go back over today’s effort and check Rhid’s opening remarks, to make sure he said he felt like someone feasting “after a fast” and not “after a fart” which is what it sounded like first time round. OK, OK, my hearing’s not what it used to be …


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