Wednesday, December 30, 2015

priest takes to hoverboard

Enforced solemnity.

Enforced frivolity.

What'll it be?
A Filipino priest has been condemned by diocese authorities, after video of him gliding around church on a hoverboard during Christmas Eve mass went viral....
"The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence. It is the Church's highest form of worship, not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get attention," the diocese statement said....
The priest, who has not been named, can be seen sailing up and down aisles as churchgoers in Laguna province applaud.
The priest has apparently been sent somewhere obscure to reflect on his transgressions.

What is serious? Is it what someone else solemnizes or what the onlooker chooses to take seriously? It reminds me of  George Bernard Shaw's depiction of a simple girl who simply walks on water herself after hearing that that's what Jesus did.

PS. The church suspended the priest, though what that means was not explained.

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