Browsing while my fish pie goes down (burp) I found this on the BBC.
How would Jesus get about if he embarked on his travels today?
He spent his life interacting with people on his travels, but if Jesus were alive today he would have more options than just his feet to get out and about to spread the word of God.
According to 29 percent of 4,000 UK church leaders asked the question, he would still walk. Their reasoning is that he spent his life talking to people and spreading the word of God, which would not be possible behind the wheel of a car.
Of those who said he would choose to drive, 17 percent thought his chosen vehicle would be a camper van. "He would probably brew up and tell stories whenever he stopped in a lay-by, often picking up listeners, " says Rev Andy Jowitt of Milton Keynes.
Just behind, with 16 percent, was an electric bus. "It's eco-friendly," said Dr Roger Williams of Hampton Hill, Middlesex. "There would be room for the disciples, converts, enquirers and Christian publications. There could even be a prayer area."
The Rev Clive Jones, of Staplehurst in Kent, says Jesus would opt for a car "despised and rejected of men - a Skoda". Rev Carol Murray of Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, was one of the seven percent who agreed. "Jesus would use an ordinary family car to identify with humanity and not stand out."
How wonderful, because I also drive a Skoda, a 14 year old Forum. Not just an old Skoda, an obscure one too, with symetrical dents.
The poll was conducted by Congregational and General Insurance for the National Christian Resources Exhibition, which is held in Esher, Surrey, this week.
The comments are worth a look.
Rev Carol Murray of Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, was one of the seven percent who agreed. "Jesus would use an ordinary family car to identify with humanity and not stand out."
This promotion of the erasure of individuality - we should all be "well-adjusted" and have no parts that stick out and gum up the works of the "smoothly functioning society" - sticks in my craw, especially when done by the clergy. Where did Jesus say we should all think alike and seek not to stand out from the crowd? Where? Show me the scripture!
My usual reply is that disciples were in one Accord... though I see one of the comments at the BBC page beat me to that. Crapola.