14th December 2012

“I don't know what it is about donning a [Bishop's] mitre, but it seems to addle the brain.”

Chris Bryant

5 Responses to “14th December 2012”

  1. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    The Bishop’s mitre, a crown headpiece, bears a striking resemblance to the glans penis.

    Penis worship has been part of many religions for thousands of years.

    Stone obelisks, like the one in Saint Peter’s Square, are widely accepted to be male/phallic symbols. It is also common to refer to a man’s penis as his “Peter” and to characterize a firm erection as “hard as a rock”.

    Just another tid bit in my prolonged attempt to help people see through the false front of religion.

    Think about today’s quotation with what I’ve said and maybe it isn’t that our bishop isn’t thinking clearly, his brain isn’t addled, rather he is expressing a crystal clear focus on something by his ceremony and attire.

    When you accept the “false front” possibility it all begins to make sense.

  2. archaeopteryx Says:

    I suspect that no clergyperson of any variety is well-acquainted with reality. When they get promoted to be a bishop or equivalent, they are more visible and have more opportunities to express their weird beliefs to the public. Their brain damage then becomes glaringly apparent.

    So, I don’t think the mitre damages the brain–it is a sign of one that is already well-addled. Correlation, not causation.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Arch, then why that particular shape? If the Bishop has no focus, if he is confused, addled, wouldn’t the penile symbolism be inconsistent?

    I have to believe that if the Bishop was suffering delusions his practice wouldn’t be practice, rather it would be a hodge podge of weird activities, random.

    The repeated attention paid to the phallas, in the form of stone obelisks, headpieces, and even the cross which has its origin in the Egyptian Anhk, all represent the penis.

    Reality for the clergy person is rooted in penile symbolism. Weird yes! Confused? No! Weird as it might be to be hyperfixated on the penis, that fixation represents a clear focus.

  4. archaeopteryx Says:

    SS–I didn’t intend to comment on the shape of the mitre. Your analysis on that topic looks fine to me, given the focus of the more popular religions.

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    OK Arch, I just thought the shape contradicted Chris Bryant’s quotation about addling the brain.

    These guys aren’t confused/addled as the quote suggests, they are narrowly focused on the worship of the penis.

    Weird as that may be, they are focused. Of course this doesn’t conflict with your statement about brain damage. I submit anyone with a preoccupation with a body part is demented to say the least.