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The rank hypocrisy of christians laid bare...

#1
A minister posed as a tramp and gatecrashed his own service to teach churchgoers about "acceptance".

The Reverend Derek Rigby donned a wig and some torn clothes and surrounded himself with lager cans and syringes in the church doorway on Sunday morning.

Most of the congregation at the Trinity Methodist Church in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, ignored the intruder.

The vicar said most were "embarrassed" by their behaviour when he finally revealed himself during the service.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_east/7497411.stm

Nice one!

msr
 
#2
Christianity and most religious cults are based on a selfish notion of keeping ones sole intact once the worms start eating your flesh in exchange for being at the front of the 'do-gooder' queue.

Its the original carrot and stick.
 
#3
I have always seen it this way "if your going down "there" anyway you might as well make sure you deserve it" :) I do love christianity.
 
#4
Actually he's lucky none of them gave him any money, because if he was doing this properly he would then have had to score some junk and shoot up. Or neck a litre of White Lightening. Either of which would have rendered him incapable of conducting a service. Personally I'm not sure he thought this through.
 
#5
I was of the opinion that it was an excellent blag.

Very quick thinking from a man who had clearly had a very heavy Saturday night.
 
#6
I was hoping ( as it turned out) against hope that this might be an explanation of the bonekickers program that was on BBC1 yesterday I didn't have a clue what was going on and resorted to spotting various parts of my home town used as a back drop to get me to the end of what possible was the weirdest program I've watched in a long time. But guessed it must have something to do with extremist Christianity as it had lots of burning crosses at the end
 
#7
A Vicar in Cambridgeshire did this about 10 years ago and he too was cold shouldered by his snobby flock. I agree, they get it good. Ever seen a Vicarage on a council estate?
 
#8
Good drills that Vicar. He's lucky he didn't get a shoe-ing from the church elders etc before everyone else arrived and got turfed out.

Bonekickers on tv was very disappointing. Load of tosh. :(
 
#11
wompingwillow said:
I was hoping ( as it turned out) against hope that this might be an explanation of the bonekickers program that was on BBC1 yesterday I didn't have a clue what was going on and resorted to spotting various parts of my home town used as a back drop to get me to the end of what possible was the weirdest program I've watched in a long time. But guessed it must have something to do with extremist Christianity as it had lots of burning crosses at the end
In brief:-

Knights Templar
One True Cross
Holy War
Christian Extremists.... (with Swords)
A beheaded Muslim...

There you go...
 
#12
Gracie said:
wompingwillow said:
I was hoping ( as it turned out) against hope that this might be an explanation of the bonekickers program that was on BBC1 yesterday I didn't have a clue what was going on and resorted to spotting various parts of my home town used as a back drop to get me to the end of what possible was the weirdest program I've watched in a long time. But guessed it must have something to do with extremist Christianity as it had lots of burning crosses at the end
In brief:-

Knights Templar
One True Cross
Holy War
Christian Extremists.... (with Swords)
A beheaded Muslim...

There you go...
Thanks for that only one slight discrepancy this is Bath we don't really have that many headed ones let alone beheaded ones
 
#13
wompingwillow said:
Gracie said:
wompingwillow said:
I was hoping ( as it turned out) against hope that this might be an explanation of the bonekickers program that was on BBC1 yesterday I didn't have a clue what was going on and resorted to spotting various parts of my home town used as a back drop to get me to the end of what possible was the weirdest program I've watched in a long time. But guessed it must have something to do with extremist Christianity as it had lots of burning crosses at the end
In brief:-

Knights Templar
One True Cross
Holy War
Christian Extremists.... (with Swords)
A beheaded Muslim...

There you go...
Thanks for that only one slight discrepancy this is Bath we don't really have that many headed ones let alone beheaded ones[/quote

Im not sure they were going for realisim.... any realism!!
 
B

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#14
Frankly, he should have been taken round the back and given a sound thrashing. Tramps in Churches? It's just not the done thing.
 

Biped

LE
Book Reviewer
#15
That's awfully decent of him. He gets himself a bit dirty, pretends he's a tramp who's shooting up (I'm not aware of many tramps having a smack habit, but there you go), and then sits outside a church building (one of thousands) that's probably worth a million sovs on the open market . . . to embarrass his congregation.

Oh the irony of it.

Edited to add: Quick bit of research. The C of E owns 120,000 acres of rural land alone, and has a property portfolio worth 4.3 billion pounds.

mmmmm - seems that homelessness is not much of an issue for the church then. I actually worked for a contractor who was building a vicar's house in my local town, paid for by the church. Total spend? £600,000 - and that was just the build price as they already owned the land.

Edited again: Scratch that - my info was out of date:

he Church Commissioners, the trustees who manage the historic property assets of the Church of England, will publish record financial figures for 2007 today.

The 33-strong board will make light of the global credit crunch in announcing overall returns of 9.4 per cent on their investments last year and a 9.5 per cent total return on invested funds over the past 10 years.

The commissioners will report that the value of assets under their management has grown to £5.67 billion and that their fund, which is a closed fund accepting no new investment, has been able to return £37 million more each year to the Church over the past decade than it would have done if it had performed at the industry average.

"We're all very pleased that we can provide these levels of support for the ministry of the Church of England," said Andrew Brown, the secretary to the Church Commissioners, yesterday. "Strong performance from our property portfolio was the major contributor to our success in 2007."
 
#16
Anyone living near this tw@t would be well advised to attend his church next Sunday dressed as a Harold Ramp. "Look, that cnut's disguised as a tramp again, sling him 20 quid for fcuk's sake." Money for jam.
 
#17
My Mum once took in a gypsy ( real one with a whippet and everything ) who was having a hypoglaecemic (sp?) attack. She goes to church as well. Not the gypo, me Mum.


Milk of human kindness etc, we burnt her van down.
 
#18
wompingwillow:
I was hoping ( as it turned out) against hope that this might be an explanation of the bonekickers program that was on BBC1 yesterday I didn't have a clue what was going on and resorted to spotting various parts of my home town used as a back drop to get me to the end of what possible was the weirdest program I've watched in a long time. But guessed it must have something to do with extremist Christianity as it had lots of burning crosses at the end


long time lurker
first time poster

but why oh why does my first post have to be about that pile of shiite that was on telly the other night
absolute pile of poo and i want that hour of my life back, bloody beeb

see what you've done =)

neb

edited 'cos i replied not quoted, doh
 

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LE
Book Reviewer
#19
nebapneb said:
wompingwillow:
I was hoping ( as it turned out) against hope that this might be an explanation of the bonekickers program that was on BBC1 yesterday I didn't have a clue what was going on and resorted to spotting various parts of my home town used as a back drop to get me to the end of what possible was the weirdest program I've watched in a long time. But guessed it must have something to do with extremist Christianity as it had lots of burning crosses at the end


long time lurker
first time poster

but why oh why does my first post have to be about that pile of shiite that was on telly the other night
absolute pile of poo and i want that hour of my life back, bloody beeb

see what you've done =)

neb

edited 'cos i replied not quoted, doh
Welcome brother Neb, to the hallowed forums of ARRSE. Peace be with you, and the gawd of your choice, likewise.
 
#20
nebapneb said:
wompingwillow:
I was hoping ( as it turned out) against hope that this might be an explanation of the bonekickers program that was on BBC1 yesterday I didn't have a clue what was going on and resorted to spotting various parts of my home town used as a back drop to get me to the end of what possible was the weirdest program I've watched in a long time. But guessed it must have something to do with extremist Christianity as it had lots of burning crosses at the end


long time lurker
first time poster

but why oh why does my first post have to be about that pile of shiite that was on telly the other night
absolute pile of poo and i want that hour of my life back, bloody beeb

see what you've done =)

neb

edited 'cos i replied not quoted, doh

seconded, why did they feel the need to put the worlds worse Tom Bakers doctor who impressionist in it, why did they feel the need to make it at all I want my hour back plus extra for making me have to post dribble in the forums to try and get some justification for such dross.

Back to the Vicar, Christians having changed the status quo for 2,000 years why would they now
 

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