Rhidian Babbling Brook, writer, celebrity and Christian

And in the Big News today from a Faith Perspective, some people are terribly rude. They insist on interrupting things, don’t allow anyone to interrupt them, and generally behave as if only their views matter. Well, thank the Invisible Magic Friend we Christians don’t behave like that. We’re really quiet and humble. You’d hardly know we’re here.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vz4Iynn6VTZI445iNl30TLWsL67i5evW/view?usp=sharing

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

  1. At the crucifixion people were rude, but good ol’ Jesus wasn’t. Getting a bunch of folks and nailing them to crosses until they are dead strikes me as somewhere to the far side of rude, but what would I know.

    Still irks me every time they introduce this man as a “writer”. That’s not what qualifies him to speak on TftD. It’s because he’s a Christian. For the record Rev Peter do we know what flavour of Christian this particular one is?

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    1. “For the record Rev Peter do we know what flavour of Christian this particular one is?”

      I don’t recall him ever saying. I think he’s just a sort of general, non-specific, no particular type of “christian”.

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  2. Is there a Christian denomination of ‘fluffy’? Please Beeb, announce Rhid as “a writer & fluffy Christian”.

    Rhid doesn’t like rudeness but how would he describe an uninvited entity which monitors our thoughts and condemns us if/when we don’t meet its arbitrary standards? Rude is hardly the word.

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    1. “Rhid doesn’t like rudeness but how would he describe an uninvited entity which monitors our thoughts and condemns us if/when we don’t meet its arbitrary standards? ”

      Or even someone who interrupts a news programme, doesn’t allow any questions or comment, and restricts interruptions to those who share the same point of view. That sounds fairly rude too.

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  3. Rhidian is correct, politeness always trumps rudeness. A pity that white Christians in the US are siding with someone who doesn’t follow that code – https://www.pewforum.org/2020/03/12/white-evangelicals-see-trump-as-fighting-for-their-beliefs-though-many-have-mixed-feelings-about-his-personal-conduct/
    I still think in the UK most people are very polite and it is something that you still notice. A few years ago one of our children’s German exchange students noted how everyone on the bus said hello and thanks to the bus driver when they went into town. He said that wouldn’t happen in Germany.
    My favourite memory of British politeness is from a night out in Notttingham 25 years ago. Waiting for my bus at the bus station, a group of yobs from my queue started abusing those in the Clifton bus queue and then proceeded to go over and give them a thumping. Running back to get on my bus before the police arrived, they all got on the bus and said “Single please” to the driver. Their mums would have been proud.

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  4. The character of Jesus in the Gospels is in part based on a number of Jewish mythological archetypes: the unjustly accused Just Man, the Suffering Servant, the Scapegoat. So it’s no surprise that at the climax of the tale he should be portrayed as submissive and not rude at all.

    But he had a bit of a temper on him. Threatening non-believers with hell-fire; destroying someone’s livelihood by sending a herd of pigs over a cliff; overturning the tables in the Temple.. Gentle Jesus, meek and mild, is only part of the story.

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