Re: Rev. Dr.
- From: eve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 17:32:18 -0000
On 13 Feb 2009 at 10:14, cecilia wrote:
On Thu, 12 Feb 2009 23:53:08 -0000, "Don Moody"
[...] To get to be top brass you may
have to demonstrate many qualities but the basic requirement is a
demonstration of more intellectual power than most. [...]
When I was about 9 or 10, I asked my mother if our CoE vicar would
ever become a bishop. She said not. I asked how she knew, and she
said he hadn't got a first class degree. When I enquired further, she
explained that one of the essential requirements to be a bishop was,
as Don says, to have demonstrated intellectual ability.
Possibly now - but in the past, being related to the monarch, or an
important peer helped far more. Otherwise, Lord North's brother would
never have made it (and therefore would not have evicted Bishop's
transcripts from the episcopal cellars to make way for bottles of wine.)
So did smarming round the powers that be politically.
In Victorian times, Tennyson (son of a cleric) knew the score.
....( if he'd) crape along by hedge bottoms
He'd be a Bishop yet.
But parson he will speak his mind
And now he's nigh on sixty seven
He'll never change Owmby and Scratby
For owt but the kingdon of Heaven.
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