Friday, 29 April 2011

"It's a Nice Day to...Start Agaaaaaaiiiiin!"

Was Billy Idol calling for the disestablishment of the CofE?

Tip of the cap to Fr Ray Blake, who has thrown a hand grenade into the Royal Wedding party. He will, I expect, be rewarded with another Argus headline this week! And he's called a commenter a heretic for denying the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Our Blessed Lady! Way to go, Father!

I didn't watch the wedding myself and opted for busking on St James's Street in Kemptown with Jason and 'Mister Paul'. I think we made about a quid or two, even with a union jack flag from Sainsburys and a Sun front page exclusive picture of Kate and Wills stuck up on the disused 'Taj' shop window. Everyone looked miserable as sin. Morrissey was right.

Turns out, down where we live, nobody seemed to give two figs for the Royal Wedding - not even on the campest street in Brighton, one of the side streets of which has a cafe dedicated to the Royals! All the bunting in the World couldn't cover up the fact that nobody was arsed about it in the slightest and it wasn't because they were inside watching it. We were out in the sun between 11 am and 4.45pm, making merry and trying to be as medieval as we could. Nobody was buying it! Nobody was interested in merry-making!

Kemptown: Not interested in Royal merry-making
No street parties, no drinking, no people laughing, no merry-making, dancing, jigs, singing, guitars, lyres, lutes, tambourines, harps, fights, hurrahs, 'Jerusalems', shouts of God save the Queen - nothing - not even people blowing whistles with excitement. It must be the aftershocks of Protestantism rippling down the centuries to the present day and hitting them in the knackers. Unfortunately, one of my friends was so drunk that Jason said, "I can't work with this man! He's impossible!" I understand how he feels.

God save the Queen and all her subjects, but news from Brighton is that nobody really cares about the Royals or their weddings - not in Kemptown at any rate. God bless the happy couple, mind, and give them a long and fruitful marriage. As for Christianity and the Royals, well isn't this the grandson of the 'Christian' Queen who gave Royal Assent to the Abortion Act (1967) and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (2008), writing into death the lives of well over 200,000 innocent babies annually? I wonder whether William is 32nd or 33rd degree Freemason, yet? Probably 33rd, but that's just me gossiping and speculating wildly.

1 comment:

Ttony said...

Is there something in the Brighton air?

First Fr B, now you: what next?

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