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  1. Eric Meyer says:

    Who knew that Barmaid was on the side of angels?

  2. JoJo says:

    Exactly the thoughts that went through my mind, surfing on an ocean of bile..

  3. Dave, a Non-Celebrity says:

    EM, Yes, our side!

  4. DeafAtheist says:

    Great one! Gotta love Barmaid’s subtle sarcasm here.

  5. Husain says:

    I love the barmaid’s sense of sarcasm. She’s the best 🙂

  6. Herm says:

    Oh barmaid, barmaid, when will you learn – religious people’s irony meters are notoriously selective…

  7. Maggs says:

    26 out of 724 is marginal for the Church of England, Mo doesn’t comment on how marginal the amount of Muslim lords is.


    Nor about the sexual orientation of one of them. Also I am mystified as to why I can’t find anything newer than 1998 for info about the numbers of Muslim lords.

  8. nina says:

    I love how barmaid leads them down the garden path and they don’t see it or quite realize the obvious right in front of their faces.

  9. Hey she forgot one – why don’t they write an opinion piece for the Times or the Telegraph or the Guardian or the Independent or the New Statesman? Why don’t they do a Thought for the Day? Why don’t they get a job with the BBC’s ‘Ethics and Religion’ section? Why don’t they flog a series on ‘Christianity and Islam: Co-operating at Last’ or ‘Secularism: the Universal Foe’ to Radio 4? Why don’t they go on ‘Nightwaves’ to chat with Madeleine Bunting or Karen Armstrong? Why don’t they do a dialogue with Terry Eagleton?

  10. PJ says:

    When I was at university in the 80’s, the Catholic Society, Islamic Society, Chritian Union etc were “Student Union Societies” with exactly the same status, funding and representation as Greenpeace, Volleyball Club and the Star Wars Appreciation Society. Which seems to me about right. There is no accounting for taste, but vigorously appreciated hobbies add to The Rich Tapestry of Life and are to be encouraged. But don’t give some of them extra money, a monopoly on respect or a veto on university policy.

  11. Martha says:

    Not to mention the Queen being head of the Church of England, I’m sure she’d listen to at least one of them…

  12. Oh yes good point, and if she wouldn’t Choss certainly would – he wants to be defender of the faiths, the dear man.

  13. The Red Day says:

    Only when they lower them, will their eyes open.

    They know, save the truth.


  14. The Red Day says:

    Only when they lower them to their final resting place will they know.

    They know, save the truth.


    It approaches 🙂

  15. Didac says:

    I think it is time for a Secular Republic of England

  16. JohnnieCanuck says:

    Can it be that the pope is about to make a guest appearance here? Clever use of a body double would surely mean that the holey see will be unable to defend their copyright.


  17. grouchy-one says:

    I’d like to pontificate but I fear it’s no longer the right thing to do

  18. Daoloth says:

    This story should be of interest to JaMers. Iranian men wearing headscarves in solidarity with a political dissident who has been “humiliated” by being dressed as a female in public by the authorities. Where to start with this one? At the very least the idea that covering up of women in Iran shows them respect is holed below the water-line by this action.


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