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C of E. No more funny hats?

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:38 pm

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Church of England could ditch mitres over claims 'they look silly'
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A senior Church of England figure is calling for bishops to ditch their mitres because they symbolise a "culture of deference".

Revd Ian Paul, a member of the Archbishops' Council, said the traditional hats were part of a "world of the past" and meant the bishops appeared elevated above the rest of the church.

"The mitre has become a sign that 'this person is a bishop'. It's not a very good one because it looks daft and it doesn't signify anything in the Church of England.

"It makes them distant and it makes them look silly," he told the Telegraph, adding that the hats were "Roman Catholicism by the back door".

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Suggestion for new up to date uniform with a super cool hat so bishops can be down with the kiddies:

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Re: C of E. No more funny hats?

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:28 pm

Nothing yet about wearing dresses huh?

Golden threads while the parish is starving??
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Re: C of E. No more funny hats?

Postby Nikki Nyx » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:37 pm

:lol: The dude on the right sure doesn't look happy to be wearing a hat that appears to have been made out of construction paper and glitter by Sunday school children.
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Re: C of E. No more funny hats?

Postby Lance Kennedy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:59 pm

Nothing different there. All religious acoutrement looks daft. From back to front collars to the singularly stupid look on the faces of all those rationality challenged morons.

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Re: C of E. No more funny hats?

Postby Gord » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:26 am

The hats are the least silly looking parts of their costumes. Seriously, who carries around a staff anymore? What's the gonna do, smite something?
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Postby scrmbldggs » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:24 am

How about a truly divine hat?
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Postby Lance Kennedy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:52 am

scrmbldggs wrote:How about a truly divine hat?


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Postby TJrandom » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:33 am

I vote for T-shirts, cargo pants, and flip-flops. And lose the bling.

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Postby Poodle » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:53 am

Gord wrote:The hats are the least silly looking parts of their costumes. Seriously, who carries around a staff anymore? What's the gonna do, smite something?


That's no staff - it's a crook. It could still be used as a mitre smiter, though.

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Postby scrmbldggs » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:57 am

By one con conning another?
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Re: C of E. No more funny hats?

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:24 am

TJrandom wrote:I vote for T-shirts, cargo pants, and flip-flops. And lose the bling.


And centuries from now when something else is in fashion, bishops will still be wearing T-shirts, cargo pants, and flip-flops, which will have acquired an aura of holy exclusivity. :mrgreen:
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Re: C of E. No more funny hats?

Postby TJrandom » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:33 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
TJrandom wrote:I vote for T-shirts, cargo pants, and flip-flops. And lose the bling.


And centuries from now when something else is in fashion, bishops will still be wearing T-shirts, cargo pants, and flip-flops, which will have acquired an aura of holy exclusivity. :mrgreen:


Yes, but then they can decide which one to wear on which part of the body. I recommend that the flip-flops go on the head; that they step into the T-shirts, and that they throw the cargo pants over their shoulders and around the neck, as one might a scarf. Or they might…

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Re: C of E. No more funny hats?

Postby OlegTheBatty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:59 pm

If they all wore regular clothing, anyone could claim to be Holy. Besides, this way they can recruit the people who like to dress up as clowns.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:05 pm

:lol:
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Re: C of E. No more funny hats?

Postby Nikki Nyx » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:13 pm

Gord wrote:The hats are the least silly looking parts of their costumes. Seriously, who carries around a staff anymore? What's the gonna do, smite something?

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Re: C of E. No more funny hats?

Postby Nikki Nyx » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:17 pm

OlegTheBatty wrote:If they all wore regular clothing, anyone could claim to be Holy. Besides, this way they can recruit the people who like to dress up as clowns.

So...Juggalos?
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Re: C of E. No more funny hats?

Postby Gord » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:21 pm

Poodle wrote:
Gord wrote:The hats are the least silly looking parts of their costumes. Seriously, who carries around a staff anymore? What's the gonna do, smite something?

That's no staff - it's a crook. It could still be used as a mitre smiter, though.

You can't fool me, I know a staff when I see one! Just because it's a crook doesn't mean it isn't in your employ.
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