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Newest Inductees to the Curchlady Handbag Brigade

The Modern Churchpeople Union blog has been my source for news about the dramarama in Mbare, Zimbabwe. Basically, to make a horrible story short, they’ve got two bishops and have gone to the federal courts to help decide which one’s the ‘real’ bishop. There’s been lying, cheating, and smacktalking galore, which from my armchair makes me want to go down their and snatch the pointy hats off the pointy heads and declare a do-over. Seriously, someone claimed that the folks charging they got hit with a stick were just ‘accidentally touched’ with a mop. *shakes head*

Out of the dramarama, though, comes this story, taken from the Herald:

EIGHT women from the St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Glen View yesterday appeared at Mbare Magistrates’ Court on allegations of malicious damage to property.

The women are part of a group which allegedly pulled down a fence and broke a french door and some windowpanes last week when they tried to forcibly evict Pastor Matthew Zifoti from a church house.

The property was valued at $23 billion [~$70,000 USD].

Among the women who appeared in court were Grace Muzondo (44), Loveness Pswavaviri (60), Penelope Muzvongi (25), Mauline Gombakomba (55), Thelma Musekiwa (50) and three others whose names were not given

Magistrate Ms Marehwanazvo Gofa remanded them out of custody on $20 million [~$600 USD] bail each and ordered them to appear in court on February 25.

More than 100 churchwomen thronged Mbare Courts in support of their arrested church-mates.

The courtroom was full to capacity with women dressed in the blue and white uniform of the Anglican Church.

Some even sat on the floor while others were following the initial remand proceedings outside the courtroom.

After the court session, the women gathered outside the court waiting for the official release of the eight around 5pm. — Court Reporter.

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My current position on the Current Unpleasantness

This is official and binding and stuff.


*goes back to biting her nails, NO, they still haven’t made a bloody decision yet!*

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Gettin’ My Hopes Up

This started out as a very different blog post. But as often happens, I got stuck, and decided to take a spin around the blogosphere.

Fragments of words came to me, and appeared in comments here and there, and then I said, “Girl, what are you doing messing up other people’s blogs when you obviously have a Word to be giving? Don’t you have your own blog?”

What I see in the blogging world, especially amongst those who are responding to ++Rowan’s Christmas Message (which I labeled tl;dr, the man is getting right up my left nostril lately) is a sense of sighing, of shrugging the heavy burden to the other shoulder and stretching to pick up another weight to add to it.

“Reasonable”. You have to be bloody kidding me.

If we were reasonable people, us Christians, we’d sleep in on Sunday. If we were reasonable people, us Christians, we’d close all those parishes that can’t operate in the black (you know, 85% of them). If we were reasonable people, us Christians, we’d look at society and say, “Yeah, they’re arrayed against us, so let’s quit this silly faith thing and join the rat race festival of Make, Consume, Spend.”

If we were reasonable people, us Christians, we’d reject the concept of the Creator God daring to come to Earth as a wee bitty human baby, who then died, like, totally dead. And after that God died, that God came back to life.

Reason is highly overrated.

I’ve been trapped in the reason-loop myself, folks. I’ve been telling myself with my recent job duties transition at my temp gig to not get my hopes up, ’cause reasonably, Stuff Could Happen.

In Advent, I’ve been telling myself not to get my hopes up. In Advent, people! The time of hopeful waiting! Bad reason! BAD REASON! BAD! GO TO YOUR ROOM!

There are reasonable people out there. They’re using all sorts of reasons and ending their lines of reasoning with, “..and that’s why I’m right and you’re going right to H-E-Double Hockey Sticks you no good, horrible, very bad sinner.”

There is just one way to meet these reasonable people who preach doom, despair and death.

Meet them with an unreasonable hope.

(And I’m not going to shut up about hope, peace, joy, light, and life until the day God decides it’s time for me to take a nice little nap, so you might as well just start doing what I say, y’hear?)

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Aha, So It’s A Duel You Want!

As reported over at EpiScope, taken from The New Times (Kigali, Uganda):

Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini has called on churches in the East African region to fight against homosexuality for the good of the society.

All right, Abp. Kolini! I accept your challenge!

As the challenged person, according to the Code Duello, I have the right to choose weapons.

I choose… HUGS!

That’s right, Abp. Kolini, I challenge you to a duel of hugs. I’m going to hug as many lonely, disposessed, ill, tired, lost, confused, confounded, angry people I can find. You, too. You go hug people too.

Person who loves the most wins.


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Official Theme Song of TEC During The Current Unpleasantness

You’d think I’d crumble?
You’d think I’d lay down and die?
Oh no, not I!
I will survive!
Oh, as long as I know how to love
I know I’ll be alive.
I’ve got all my life to live,
I’ve got all my love to give,
And I’ll survive.
I will survive, hey hey!

(with much respect and honor to Gloria Gaynor)

In other news, today is the first time ever that someone actually Googled the word string “The Order of Santa Ignora”. YAY!


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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.

I think the only way to fix this whole mess with our bishops is to toss the whole lot out on their pointy hats and start over again. Anyone who expresses a desire to actually hold the job will immediately be removed to a rural monastic retreat where they will be surrounded by peace, solitude, prayer, and the finest mental health professionals the Church can afford.

Pray for me, as I’ll pray for thee, that verily we’ll meet in heaven.


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A Response to the Communique by the Global South Primates

This is the comment I originally posted on the MadPriest’s site, where he put up the entire communique-thingie.


Dear Revs. Akinola, Malango, Chea, Ernest, Anis, Kolini, Akrofi, Orombi, and Dirokpa:


Love of Christ,

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