What’s Wrong with this Blog?
I’ve been doing this for a while – although I haven’t posted anything for a few weeks – and I’m beginning to get a little frustrated with it. The problem is the need for anonymity.
The posts so far are all of a general nature: my rants and reflections on faith schools in the news. It would be good to have some more anecdotal, amusing stories on the reality of attending church regularly when you don’t believe a word of it. For example, recently one of the congregation passed out during the sermon (it was dull, I grant you, but not that bad). The vicar tried to continue, but the congregation was increasingly distracted. He gave up temporarily and offered prayers for the unfortunate individual – which we were all obliged to join in with. Fortunately, someone else had the presence of mind to call 999 and some para-medics arrived and the patient was taken away. The sermon resumed, but no-one was paying attention. I think a better conclusion might have been to cut it short with Robert Ingersoll’s lines “The hands that help are better far / Than lips that pray”.
However, I need to get the all-important vicar’s signature in the near future. If I post lots of detail, the church I attend – and even I – could be identified. Then I might not get the application approved and all this attendance would have been for nothing.
On the other hand, probably no-one is reading this so perhaps I shouldn’t worry.
Which leads me to ask: What’s Right with this Blog? It’s good therapy for me, that’s what.