News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Some churches in Canada have begun actively condemning commercial bottled water (except where no other sanitary water is available), either as environmentally destructive or as the commercialization of God’s gift of life (according to a report in Toronto’s Globe and Mail).
At the same time, in Mumbai, India, as many as 1 million Hindus once again this year ritually dunked hand-made idols of the elephant-headed Ganesh, thus worsening the hopelessly polluted waters around the city.
New York City Episcopal priest Timothy Holder (“Poppa T”), whose HipHopEMass and “Hip Hop Prayer Book” have turned south Bronx youth into parishioners over the last two years, issued a music CD in November featuring Bible stories in street language. For example, the 23rd Psalm: “The Lord is all that / I need for nuthin’ / he ‘lows me to chill.”
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