Normally when putting together a definition for our “Half Serious Guide To Church”, we give our researchers a task or a phrase and send them to Church. This time we decided to experiment on them. We sat them all down together in a tiny room and asked them to do something “in Christian Love”.
The reactions were interesting.
One turned around to another… and well gave some rather… blunt personal advice…
One guy laughed. Hit another. Said that was done “in Christian love”.
So those of you who have been to a CofE or Catholic church will more than likely have been confronted with ‘The Peace’ . This is part of the service that has been confusing alot of people for many years. We’re sent our reporters out, and we’ve recieved the following explanations of what “The Peace” actually is:
Church Rugby Team taking part in a scrum practice, during the wrong time.
“Crazy Hug Minute”
A moment to remind yourself that you’re part of something larger then yourself
Time to plot with people what they want to drink after the service
“Chance to chat up The Grace” (Editors Note – We’re going to get this guy some help…)
Well. Today, we’re larking around the world of Devon – as we sometimes do, and (because sometimes its nice to do the tourist “thing”), we found ourselves in ourselves in a random lil Church. After having a nose around we came across a random stack of shelves containing a selection of second hand items on sale, to raise cash for the Churches upkeep. The shelves in question didn’t have much, but it included the following:
A rugby world cup 2003 book.
A book featuring Boy George with Devil horns.
The Da Vinci code
A broken CD case (which we think) included a CD of “17 steamy tunes”.
A totally pirated copy of a Texas CD – including hand written song titles.
What weird and inappropriate items have found on sale in a church?
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