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animator, illustrator, character designer, graphic designer. music producer/recording musician. co-owner of PROOST. proost.co.uk
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25 Responses to 212

  1. Gene says:

    It is better to think of church in the ale-house than to think of the ale-house in church.
    - Martin Luther

  2. jonbirch says:

    i’ve done both. it was better to think of church from the ale-house as i was in the ale house at the time. :-)
    adrian plass noted that gerald coates (well known english evangelical) is an anagram of ‘gods ale crate.’

  3. sonia says:

    no contest- pub each time!

  4. Catriona says:

    Hee hee. We do church-but-not-as-you-know-it-in-the-pub once a month – best of both?

  5. jonbirch says:

    honestly, you ladies! shocking!

  6. Happy says:

    “God gave man beer because He loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin

  7. jonbirch says:

    quite right, happy!
    mine’s a pint of old peculiar, laura! :-)

  8. Jon says:

    whats the difference?

  9. Laura says:

    Well for one…at a pub no one forces you to sit silently and listen to a “lecture” for 45 minutes without any interaction or feedback whatsoever.

  10. jonbirch says:

    anyone know when the tradition of getting up and boring people in church started?
    and anyone know what the biblical justification for this behaviour is?

  11. Bryan Riley says:

    Why does it have to be a choice?

    Great funny though.

  12. will says:

    Jon, i guess the answer has to come when the church had to start to make itself different to the “world”. So they thought ‘hey the world is exciting so lets be boring, that way everyone will know that we are different’.

    Good decision; well made.

  13. jonbirch says:

    you may have something there, will.

  14. jonbirch says:

    thanks bryan… you’ve given me another cartoon idea. :-)

  15. Eric says:

    > anyone know when the tradition of getting up and boring people in church started?

    Acts 20. Paul preaches all night and someone falls asleep and falls out a window.

  16. jonbirch says:

    o yeh, of course! thanks eric. we really have done paul justice on this one. :-)

  17. jonbirch says:

    you mean a church which is a pub. been to a few of those… i was very distracted. :-)

  18. Shadraq says:

    I think I’ll have a church IN A Pub.

  19. Jeff Gill says:

    it doesn’t have to be a tough call: http://www.i61.org/about

  20. Cliff says:

    The Church every time, wherever it happens to be. See you in the pub next wednesday.

    regards
    Cliff

  21. jonbirch says:

    hahaha! :-)
    see you in the pub next wednesday for a little church, cliff!

  22. Just popping down to the Fathers Arms…..
    d’you want to come?

    ;]

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