Thursday, October 16, 2008

1st Annual Hot Rod Anglican Cafepress Awards

All of these logos were found simply by searching for "Anglican" at CafePress ...

And, our first winner, for Best False Dichotomy is (drum roll ...):




In the Scariest Message category (watch out for folks driving a car with this bumper sticker!) ...




In the Best Unintentionally True Message category (envelope, please!) ...




This next award is for the Worst Misspelling of "Millennium Development Goals" ...



In the Harry T. Cook Award for Most Tripped-Out Logo:




In the Best Use of Redundancy category, our winner is:




For Best Example of Self-Serving Guilt-Manipulation, we have a clear winner:



In the Shameless Racism category, the unanimous winner was:




And, our GRAND PRIZE WINNER, in the Love and Tolerance category is (wait for it!) ...


Congratulations to all our winners. See you again next year!

5 comments:

stu said...

I don't get it. Why don't you just convert to the Orthodox Church?

Eleven years ago at the age of 41 I was baptised in an Episcopal church. The priest who baptised me and my daughter was struggling with his bishop and the wacky turns of TEC. Within six months of my baptiam, he had left for the Orthodox Church. We did too.

Anglican Beach Party said...

Thanks, stu ... it could possibly come to that.

However, I am strongly biased against doing this. Four of my best Anglican friends (or, ex-friends, in some cases) became Orthodox (2 of them together, so 3 unrelated cases).

In each of these cases, I had very detailed discussions with the Anglican-to-Orthodox converts before, during, and after the conversion process. It got so that we could not talk to each other any more. Three out of four of them say I am not a Christian because I am not Orthodox.

If I tried to prove to them logically why the Orthodox Church errs at some points, they ended by telling me that logic was a false and evil Western (as converts, it was the worst pejorative they could hurl at me) "construct", and therefore, proved nothing.

After losing four good Anglican friends to this kind of thinking, I am strongly biased not to let the same thing happen to me.

My only temptation with regards to big-O Orthodoxy is the appeal to Tradition. As I understand it, the Orthodox need only say, it was (or was not) so from the beginning, and a matter is settled. That is very appealing to me, but it has its obvious down-side, also, of course.

Having failed at a serious attempt to become Roman Catholic, I have determined to remain Anglican for the rest of my days (I'm more than halfway through, I reckon). If I'm the last one out, I'll make sure to snuff the candles on the altar before I leave.

Jack said...

On a lighter and completely irrelevent note: the "I lean left" trivet is leaning the wrong way. In heraldry, the left (or sinister) side of a shield is the side that would be on the left of the knight who is holding it. That shield is leaning to the dexter or right side.

Important? no. Just one more tradition that TEC can't bother to get right.

Anglican Beach Party said...

Thanks, Jack ...

Great observation!

Matthew said...

Great finds! The reappraising left continues to leave me underwhelmed. If you haven't seen 'An American carol', there's a scene in that movie that strongly reminscent of the reappraising crowd.