Jihad on you! is a satirical website for venting frustrations. Its creators do not condone any kind of violence.
I hereby declare a holy war against the smug, jargon-spouting, money-wasting old boy network of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
Declared by Damian Thompson on Monday, October 8, 2007
Well said, Damian. We the people demand to know how and where OUR money goes.
Permission to join the humble infantry, SAH!By calleva on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 6:59am
Permission granted! We must rally our troops to march on Eccleston Square, preferably during one of their coffee breaks (9.30-11.30, 2.30-4.30). By Damian Thompson on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 7:10am
Permission to bring patented guitar-smasher?By Ptahhotpe on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 7:14am
Well said Damian, you're the Hayek/Reagan/Thatch of the RC church. Sack them all and send them off to the Wednesday job section of the Guardian.By Ed W on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 7:15am
Bravo!By Sean on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 7:30am
Distaff side reporting for duty. WIll provide non-Fairtrade provisions for footsoldiers, just to make a point.By Maculata on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 7:58am
Ferret in denial, nasty piece of work. It's been a long time since you've done much but snipe bitterly from the sidelines. Poor you.By Schmerald on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 8:19am
*snicker*By Damian Thompson on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 8:24am
Let's all snipe bitterly from the sidelines until they get the message - they're wrecking the church.
By Ethan on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 8:31am
Agreed!By Peter Connelly on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 8:36am
don't forget it's like a hydra...cut one of its heads off in London, another grows in Liverpool, then Bristol, then Newcastle....
Only one man in this country has the canonical, spiritual and legislative power to take them all on - but not until they make him the next cardinal....in the meantime let's help prepare some of the way for him...
Ready for duty sir !By on the side of the angels on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 10:37am
Sound the organ! I assume we all know the PROPER words to "Onward, Christian Soldiers".By Anonymous on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 12:33pm
Damian, we absolutely need to ask Paul Inwood to compose a... "Jihad Ch-Ch" for the occasion..! ;-)By Syriacus on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 1:47pm
If you value your faith and your spirituality stay well away from church politics. They taint all who come in contact with them, from whatever corner of the ecclesiastical spectrum. Pray, do good works, whatever, but don't waste time with causes like this, either by working in church bureaucracies on one hand, or railing against them on the other. Religious faith works best at a safe distance from religious institutions. For Damien that probably means giving up journalism about religion - become a political journalist, a foreign correspondent - anything. For the people in Eccleston Square, it probably means looking for other jobssBy Stephanie on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 2:31pm
I know of a Sister Anna and she come with a banner. Onward...!By Carpe Canem on Monday, October 8, 2007 at 9:22pm
Hang 'em high! By A humble RE Teacher on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 11:32am
Guillotines in Ecclesdon Square!
Who is going to bring the knitting?By Ray on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 2:26pm
Great idea - it can be like the final scene in Poulenc's Dialogue of the Carmelites, only this time the racial awareness sensitivity coordinators can sing something by Paul Inwood as they line up for the chop. Ch-Ch!By Damian Thompson on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 7:40pm
Hear, hear! Rat poison might be best for these creatures.By a minimis incipe on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 2:29am
Forget "Onward Christian Soldiers", we're into Catholic hymns.
"For All the Saints"!By Anthony OPL on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 4:10am
Can we have 'Full in the Panting Heart of Rome'?By Michael on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 4:14am
I have searched through the "Ritual" but can't see where in the rite of consecrating bishops they are given a pair of open-toed sandals;the liberal/labour manifesto; and the removal of the backbone!By archangel on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 5:10am
" Bring it on ! "By Josephine on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 6:28am
Latin is the language of the Church. We will have the Latin whether they like it or whether they don'tBy Hugh Mackay on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 10:57am
well we need to go by what our bishops say, there the sheperds of the flock. This is what our Lord said. and by calling them the smug, jargon-spouting, money-wasting old boy network of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, is indeed sin. Now i am pro- tradtion, but i will go by what the bishops say. I feel that the Second Vatican Council had some very good points, however some were a little to much. God Bless
Pax VobisBy Glen on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 4:47pm
You jeering mob! If it's not Jehovah's Witnesses, it's Bishops of the Anglican Church! You're a load of Secularists, and I declare jihad on all of you on your irrational, deluded anti-religion!
I'm not religious and I'm not secular, but you guys just braying against anything religious, anything that believes in a God out there, is nauseating!
Good for the Bishops' Conference! Let them meet! They'll make fools of themselves, to be sure, but that is more sincere than the miserable jeering you lot do!
And anyhow, it's their money, not ours! Or can't secularists distinguish between what is mine and what is not mine any more?
Have a good day!
By Simon Peter on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 6:26am
@Michael: Motion seconded!By Ptahhotpe on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 12:30pm
Too lazy to have even read his name backwards.. A Liar!By Angry Kenyan on Friday, October 12, 2007 at 8:47am
What this country needs is not Archbishp Pell - though he would be a refreshing change of action and orthodoxy. What this country needs is a Chinese Bishop - from the underground Church - who will look around England and Wales and make the Lord's will known fully and clearly. "It is only in his own country...that a prophet goes unhonoured." By Father of Six! on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 2:23pm