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L'organist
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Yes, his name really is Cocksworth.

Also claims that the voting system for GS is 'confusing' - this is the electronic voting system GS has used for the past ? 8 years with a reputation for being one of the simplest around, and the bishop has a PhD (granted in theology, but even so)!

One of the best comments I've seen elsewhere likens the farce to a Carry On film with the following cast list so far:
  • Charles Hawtrey - Bishop of Coventry
  • Kenneth Connor Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Joan Sims - Angela Minchiello Williams
  • Arthur Mullard - Peter Ould
  • Kenneth Williams - Nicky Gumbel

Shipsmates might have other ideas or more cast suggestions? I know I'm pounding the little grey cells for the right role for Bernard Breslaw.

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Originally posted by L'organist:

Shipsmates might have other ideas or more cast suggestions? I know I'm pounding the little grey cells for the right role for Bernard Breslaw.

Easy - West Yorkshire and the Dales

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Of course!

Maybe Kenny Lynch for York?

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leo
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Originally posted by L'organist:
It gets better.

Christopher Cocksworth has issued a statement to say he was 'confused' and pressed the wrong button on his handset [Killing me]

Unfortunately, he then went on to claim that "several" members of the House of Clergy had told him they had done the same (how do they know, if they knew so little they pressed the "wrong" button how do they now know which is which?).

Does anyone else see this as an attempt to force another vote?

Sour grapes are sour grapes, regardless of the packaging.

He's one of the better evos - used to be principal of Ridley Hall, a warm and generous man.

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Leorning Cniht
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quote:
Originally posted by L'organist:

Also claims that the voting system for GS is 'confusing' - this is the electronic voting system GS has used for the past ? 8 years with a reputation for being one of the simplest around, and the bishop has a PhD (granted in theology, but even so)!

"Got confused and didn't know how to use the push buttons" doesn't seem likely.

"Pushed the wrong button because accidentally answered the inverse of the question on offer" might be plausible.

I still remember that I did something very much like that in a multiple-guess chemistry exam decades ago (it was the question I got wrong, so it rather sticks in my mind.) The question asked "Which of the following is not a factor in something or other." I eliminated the three obvious non-answers, stared at the remaining two for a while, thought "that one's a factor", ticked its box and moved on. I was convinced I had that question correct right up to the point that the marked exams were returned, and I saw that what I had done didn't exactly line up with my intent - because I was thinking about the wrong phrasing of the question.

But it's easier to blame the computer for confusing you.

[ 17. February 2017, 19:19: Message edited by: Leorning Cniht ]

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Originally posted by Adeodatus:
"Why are gay people always made to feel we have to be grateful just for being treated like everyone else?" You can argue with that, deconstruct it, do what you like, but for me, it really sums the whole thing up.

Indeed. And it occurred to me recently that the 'kindness' which permeates the whole 'love the sinner, hate the sin' thing, is so thoroughly dripping with condescension as to render it incompatible with any sort of love at all.

The church has managed to get around, eventually, to shelving their wrongs on some issues in the past, though. No-one sings 'The rich man in his castle/The poor man at his gate/He made them high and lowly/And ordered their estate' any longer, but god only knows what it must have been like to have to sing that, as a poor man.

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Karl: Liberal Backslider
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Cocksworth?

[Killing me]

Sorry, as you were...

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Well, at least the HoB can't send him to Coventry!
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quote:
Originally posted by anoesis:
No-one sings 'The rich man in his castle/The poor man at his gate/He made them high and lowly/And ordered their estate' any longer, but god only knows what it must have been like to have to sing that, as a poor man.

If you squint you can see it as saying "it's not your fault you're poor, that's just the way of the world" and that this might be comforting, at least vs the "everyone can be successful if they work hard" message we often get now. It at least mitigates against the idea that poverty is moral failing. I think you'd probably need a very charitable disposition to take that from it though.
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quote:
Originally posted by L'organist:
Yes, his name really is Cocksworth.

Also claims that the voting system for GS is 'confusing' - this is the electronic voting system GS has used for the past ? 8 years with a reputation for being one of the simplest around, and the bishop has a PhD (granted in theology, but even so)!

One of the best comments I've seen elsewhere likens the farce to a Carry On film with the following cast list so far:
  • Charles Hawtrey - Bishop of Coventry
  • Kenneth Connor Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Joan Sims - Angela Minchiello Williams
  • Arthur Mullard - Peter Ould
  • Kenneth Williams - Nicky Gumbel

Shipsmates might have other ideas or more cast suggestions? I know I'm pounding the little grey cells for the right role for Bernard Breslaw.

Would anyone dare to suggest an appropriate clerical role for Barbara Windsor?

[ 25. February 2017, 14:46: Message edited by: beatmenace ]

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