Sep. 21st, 2009

Relics

Sep. 21st, 2009 07:27 pm
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While cycling to the station this morning (past the detritus on the Curry Mile which showed all the hallmarks of having hosted a large street party where many soft drinks were consumed - not to mention a lot of Kansas Fried Chicken*) I was taken aback to find the University portion of Oxford Road dominated by posters for St. Theresa's Relics which, it would appear, are on tour and can be seen at the Catholic Chaplaincy next weekend.

Despite being an atheist and having been raised by atheists, I surprised myself to discover a strong streak of disapproval of relics in particular and anything that smacked of show-biz when related to religion in general. I'm trying to decide if this is some heretofore undiscovered conditioning sneaked in by my Methodist grandparents or just that Martin Luther and the 95 theses nailed to the church door in Wittenberg cast a long shadow over the UK education system.

* Manchester appears to have a large number of Fried Chicken establishments whose names begin with K. Very few of them are actually Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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