so divinely diverse

By Diogenes ( articles ) | May 21, 2007

An OTR reader sends me this video link from Roman Catholic Womenpriests. It purports to be a plug for the organization portrayed, though I'm not entirely free of the suspicion that it was rigged up by unfriendly pranksters: it might have been specially designed to repel all boarders.

The tone is that of a mildly annoyed Second Grade teacher, fists on hips, addressing an exceptionally dense pupil, SLOW - LY - RE - PEAT - ING the reasons he should feel grateful for her lessons.

"We emphasize," says our schoolmarm, "mutuality and reciprocity." Well, maybe. But she could hardly communicate more forcefully the sense that she's open to reciprocity on her terms, and her terms only. It's probably not a coincidence that all the second graders pictured seem to be in their late 60s, and the Y chromosome does not appear to be much in evidence. Were you to stand outside any number of ordinary, patriarchal, intolerant, exclusivist Catholic churches and size up the parishioners leaving Mass, could you possibly find an assembly that was more homogeneous than WomenChurch?

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  • Posted by: jjen009 - Mar. 11, 2010 8:07 PM ET USA

    And you forgot to add: - alert all citizens to be cautious near farms, in case of low-flying squadrons of pigs.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Mar. 11, 2010 7:15 PM ET USA

    You think all those things will happen, huh? Like to put your money where your mouth is? (Obviously, I understand. And it's a good way to make the point.)