Ex-Rev Canon Angela Tilby, Christ Church Cathedral Oxford

And in the Big News today from a Faith Perspective, the Invisible Magic Friend’s Holy Virus, has affected our mental health.

Er, that’s it. I haven’t really got a religious perspective on it, except to compare elfs to angels.


6 thoughts on “Ex-Rev Canon Angela Tilby, Christ Church Cathedral Oxford

  1. Another ‘filibuster’ TFtD. Angela introduce her ‘Big News’ story in two sentences, but instead of proceeding to a ‘faith perspective’ she talks out the remaining time with unnecessary expansion, and cheery anecdotes, throwing in the skimpiest reference to ‘angels’ just as the clock ticks round to the finish.

    She made one remark, however, that leapt out at me. Angela loves the ‘slightly whacky approach to serious issues.’ Well, I think that sums up TFtD in a nutshell; most attempts to deal with major news issues or stories of people in the news are more than a little bit whacky.


  2. “Slightly wacky approach”, eh, Angela? Be careful what you wish for.

    Apparently the Angel of Death was misquoted. The world won’t end with “a peal of trumpets”; it should have been “appeal of Trump/Pence”.

    Well. it’s better than all those terrible “elf” puns. I’ll be here all week folks.


    1. Or following the attempts to overturn the election results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania:

      This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a WI / MI / PA.

      (definitely not my work).


  3. For a Reverend who believes in the supernatural it was the phrase “slightly wacky” that stood out as an own ghoul. I don’t want to troll Rev Tilby, but I have had arguments over the years with those who believe in angels, like her, but won’t believe there are lots of magical creatures living in my neighbourhood that are just as real – see proof here – https://www.facebook.com/elfestate/.
    For christians to not expect me to lump their supernatural belief in among those others is what I think of as wacky.


    1. Many years ago, when I used to do volunteering at the office for the NSS, we received a letter of complaint from a Church of Scotland minister. He took offence at someone from the NSS describing Christianity as a superstition. The Church of Scotland was not a superstition, he insisted. Catholics, on the other hand, were extremely superstitious.

      He simply couldn’t see that they differed only in the degree of their silliness.

      I think it’s what “Yes Minister” used to refer to as an irregular verb.

      I am religious,
      You are superstitious,
      They are completely nuts.


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