Friday, November 14, 2008

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn,"

So, does this mean we get to set up an altar to He Who Shall Not be Named in Westminster Abbey?

Damian's been having a go at the Prince of Wales for his desire to be named "Defender of Faith". I have to say that I thought the plug for Queen Elizabeth at the end of the post as an example of a monarch who has defended Christianity was a bit much. I like her and all, but I've got no illusions about her record as a defender of The Faith. Calling Elizabeth II an example of a guardian of Christian values, is a bit like calling John Paul II a "Great" ruler and governor of the Catholic Church.

What has happened to Anglicanism under her watch?

But maybe we should think about endorsing this idea of His Royal Highness. It certainly would adequately reflect the state of religious belief in Britain. It would put a long-overdue end to the farce that Anglicanism is somehow in continuity with the native Catholic Faith of Britain. I don't think the world is going to be able to swallow Charles going through the kind of Medieval and obviously Catholic ceremony that put his mother on the throne.

Maybe an ecumenical king in England is what we need. It would certainly make things clearer. I think what Britain needs is a dose of reality. We really need to stop the 500 years of pretense. Put an end, at last, to the tea-party religion and get that elephant out of the parlour.

But honestly, I think that Britain is ready to accept the new religion prepared for it by the work of the minions of H.W.S.N.B.N'ed in the last forty or fifty years.

What part of the following

the secret priests would take great Cthulhu from his tomb to revive His subjects and resume his rule of earth....Then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.

doesn't describe the average saturday night out in Liverpool?


Anonymous said...

An altar to Cthulhu? I think St. John the Divine in NY set one up already.
Quite popular, from what i understand.

Anonymous said...

Cthulhu is okay, but I have a particular devotion to the Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young. Ia Shub-Niggurath, baby!