WELL, B**GER ME SIDEWARDS!PRIEST SAYS CHRISTIANS SHOULD SWEAR MORE

From THE SUN:

Church of England priest, Michael Land, has risked controversy by claiming Jesus regularly turned the air blue.

He said: "I'd have no problem using the F-word in a sermon if it meant I was connecting with people. The number attending services is falling and the church needs to modernise so it doesn't fall behind completely. If that means swearing I say, 'Why bloody not?' People place Jesus on a pedestal. They'd probably be shocked by his language. He was poor and lacked any real education."

Rev Land also told what happened recently, when a motorist cut him up. He said: "I wound my window down and said, 'Why don't you learn to f***ing drive'. The other motorist just walked away."

Rev Land now preaches at St Mary's in sleepy Burghill, Herefordshire. Yesterday a woman parishioner in her 80s said: "I'd feel uncomfortable if he started effing and blinding."

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WELL, B**GER ME SIDEWARDS!PRIEST SAYS CHRISTIANS SHOULD SWEAR MORE — 9 Comments

  1. I’m guessing that “cut him up” is a local idiom equivalent to our “cutting him off”; otherwise, I’m sure Fr. Land would have had a severer message.

    In any event, what he said was sufficient for the other motorist to leave his car in order to “just walk away” (otherwise he would have driven off).

    I take it that Brits are just not used to foulmouthed priests, then. But the situation may be otherwise in Newcastle.

  2. “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites” was the censored version, is that what he’s saying? …

  3. I’m afraid that if a priest began throwing the f-bomb around in a homily, I’d come to the same conclusion I reach when listening to a comedian doing the same thing — All out of new material.

  4. Ooo interesting Mad Priest!! I always thought it was short for “God’s blood”, just as “strewth” is short for “God’s truth”, but here is a fascinating description of the possible origins of “bloody”, there are half-a-dozen different explanations:

    http://alt-usage-english.org/excerpts/fxbloody.html

    It used to be considered a very offensive word used only by the working class.