Thursday, September 23, 2010

BOIDS

I don't want to know the reason for this.  I JUST don't.

40 comments:

Riegel said...

Are those birds on stilts?

Anonymous said...

I nominate this for the 'Creepiest Thing Ever to End Up On This Blog' Award.

.....CLIFFORD said...

Feast Day at The Church of St. Alfred Hitchcock. If you think this is bad, you should see their baptism ceremony. (Eeek! Eeek! Eeek! Eeek!...)

Anonymous said...

If they start flying, don't look up!

TLF+ said...

Don't wash your car before going to that church.

My other thought was, "Been a long time since I took in a Vegas show... but I don't remember the dancers wearing leg warmers last time."

Elephantschild said...

It's the First Church Of Hitchock, Alfred.

Matt+ said...

Those must be the Holy Spirits. It's the latest fad in Episcopal heresy.

cathdean said...

Perhaps this scene is the result of previous preaching events, as in, laid an egg or two or three?

Anonymous said...

And I don't want to. If you find out, please don't share.

subdeacon said...

Okay, innocent as doves is covered. I'm holding out for the "wise as serpents" costumes.

Quotidian Grace said...

AACCKKK!

Steve Martin said...

I've heard of churches and pastors who 'wing it', but that is ridiculous.

Cantor Nikolaos said...

I think this is one place where the "WTF" banner Might be appropriate.

Paul Woodrum said...

Pastor Frank and the "Come Fly with Me" cast. At least the stole is simple and straight forward.

Anonymous said...

This just in: Episcopalian Priest Held Hostage By Mutant Birds

midwestnorwegian said...

I'd bring my 12 Gauge.

Donna Farley said...

one of these is obviously the dove from Noah's ark....in which case I'd really be scared to see the size of the elephants...

Anonymous said...

And from that day on, Farmer Brown made sure to protect his prize hens from the eagles.

frtomva said...

It looks like the Bishopess below has just released her doves of peace into this picture.

Mária Magdaléna said...

Father, Son, Holy Spirit? No no.
Three Holy Spirits??? It's new.

Anonymous said...

Families that expect to be baptized come out traumatized!

Monika

Theocentrica said...

They're about to raise him up on eagle's wings.

Matt Link said...

I know the writer and some others disagree with me, but I have a morbid curiosity and would actually like to know what is going on.

Grandma Snark said...

Wow. I'm speechless.

Clint said...

I don't care if the priest IS black, this is a classic example of bored white people. Real bored.

Paul Woodrum said...

Amen, Matt. An awful lot of judgment on ths blog built on lack of context for the pictures. But, excluding the occasional sexism, racism and ignorance, maybe that's the fun.

Gregg the Obscure said...

I hope this wasn't related to Luke 2:24. Accusations of racism and sexism are themselves ignorant and make about as much sense as complaning about the way the pixels smell, this is about putatively Christian vestments. No real chance of Malankar, Malabar, Syriac or Afro-Anglican vestments being featured because those churches are still recognizably Christian and don't try to make their "presiders" into the grandest tiger in the jungle.

Tancred said...

I have a huge metaphysical and moral void in my life that can only be filled by playing the race card. Please forgive me, I'm a white liberal!

pastorstrey said...

This gives a whole new meaning to Luther's statement about Zwingli "swallow[ing] the Holy Spirit, feathers and all."

Kudos to Mária Magdaléna's comment! I think the Athanasian Creed says something about "one Holy Spirit, not three Holy Spirits." Something tells me that they can't even spell "Athanasian" in this place!

Galletta said...

What sort of communion wine are they using????

Ranting Catholic Mom said...

If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush then three birds in a church is worth...? This reminds me of a church we attended that had contribution envelopes called "Seedvelopes." Perhaps these birds have been fed this insidious hybrid seed.

Anonymous said...

I'm fairly sure those are salvaged from the road show of "The Birds on Ice". Strap some blades on, and let them loose in a rink.

Monika

Sister Leocadia said...

I am genuinely afraid after seeing this picture.

Anonymous said...

Notice the beautiful tabernacle in the background - covered up by the filthy pigeons?

Anonymous said...

Must be just trick or treaters on Halloween . . . or liturgical modernists lacking all taste and respect for the sanctuary of God. One of those.

alex said...

At least the stole is a nice, sensible green.

Anthony S. "Tony" Layne said...

You really don't need to know the context to know that this was a bad idea.

bigweave said...

Reminds me of the big puppets at the CTA liturgy...

Bp. Mel Borham DD said...

Church of the Holy Parakeet?

Ellie Finlay said...

Some people are afraid of clowns, yes, but these monstrosities really creep ME out. Scary.