Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Bishop and Lady!

Today I spent an inordinate amount of time driving from Philadelphia to Worcester, Mass. Somewhere along the way- I can't tell you where- I saw a huge billboard that said, "The Cathedral is Coming!" Even at 65 miles an hour, it caught my attention. I can't tell you the denomination or when the cathedral is coming, but I can tell you that it is being run by Bishop... and his wife Lady... I was fascinated! I never thought of a Bishop's spouse having such an interesting title. Clearly this was not a Lutheran billboard. There's no message in all of this. Just found it interesting. By the way, Lady "Fill in the Blank" had big hair, a healthy dose of make up and quite a bit of shiny stuff in her wardrobe. Hmmm.....


P.S. (an after-thought) said...

I looked in on some TV preachers when I was stuck in a hospital bed. Lots of hair and make up. While I do put on a bit of make up, and my hair is naturally big, I couldn't help but think of what my mom used to say about makeup. Something about trying to be different than God made you.

Anyway, the make up and big hair on the TV hollering, singing, never-smiling lady bothered me. All that asking for money. I sent in an email saying that they could catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, but they didn't answer me.

RevHRod said...


What has always fascinated me about this breed of church lady is that the caucasian version almost always has a southern accent. Even when they're not really from the south.

P.S. (an after-thought) said...

Ha, you might be right. I don't listen/watch enough to know. I get gaggy. But on the Christian radio station that we get locally (???) the men sound sort of southern or half-southern too.

Hey, we need more Lootrans with Minnesota accents, don't ya know, on the religius radio stations.

We'd be smart enough to just talk like normal people.

BTW, have you watched that RC station? I saw that a bit too when I was in the hospital. It is very conservative. Even seemed to be peddling icons or some such.

I guess if they are ceramic they are icons and if they are plastic they are JJ (Jesus Junk.) Another reason to gag...at a "Christian" book store.

I'm sure showing an evil thought side today.

Anonymous said...

Problems here . . . some due to aging brain cells; some to a computer that is having fits. Makes me wonder if I have already entered my comments somewhere in cyberspace. No problem; I don't mind repeating myself. This matter of being tantalized by passing road signs does remind me of some fascinating bumper stickers of late. You must understand that I live in a terribly conservative county at nine thousand feet. Something about the air seems to affect the mind. Anyway . . . One said "What would Scooby Do?" Another said, "Focus on your own damn family" and the latest find was one that said "Body Piercing Saved My Life" -- this being posted right next to a "Christian" fish symbol. By the way . .. I once described a conversation with a large haired Southern speaking Christian woman, and without thinking said that she had a "Baptist" accent. Now what do you suppose that means?
Mountain Mama

RevHRod said...

Mountain Mama-

You posted just fine! Now all you need to do is get a blogger account! No money, no hassle, just an identity other than "anonymous."

The body piercing bumper sticker took me a minute to get. (I got up at 5:30am and an hour later I am still not adjusted!) Now, I get it. Only had to read it three times. Yikes!

P.S. (an after-thought) said...

Blogger did have problems yesterday. I had some stuff disappear.

Signs, statues, etc....what do they mean? The discussion I attended yesterday about the Da Vinci Code mentioned that symbols have often flip flopped in meaning over the years.

When the news was about that BIG 10 commandments monument having to be moved, and people putting little ten commandments in their front yard, our pastor said, "What would Jesus say? He would say, Write them in your heart."


RuthRE said...

flip that title around and you have "Lady and Bishop" sounds like Margaret Payne to me :)