Monday, November 13, 2006

Dr John - Crazy?

I enjoyed reading a piece on Fisking Central about the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and his rather humorous overreaction to the use of phrases such as "Seasons Greetings" on Christmas cards.

I've wondered whether Dr John didn't have a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock since his mad stunt of camping out in York Minster earlier this year. Surely a total waste of time - you can imagine God saying to him, "Listen, John, you're an Archbishop, you're pretty much at the top of the Church, you can't impress me with this display of piety and faith. Go and find a rabbi and an imam to pray with you and then you'll have something worth getting on TV."

Anyway, with Sentamu having been described as the Archbishop with street cred, is it mere coincidence that chart-topping hip-hoppers Gnarls Barkley have enjoyed a similar meteoric rise to media prominence this year? A look at the lead singer suggests perhaps not.

(improbably, the Bish is the one without the striking hat and the rapper is sans the gangstered-up cross)

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