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June 30, 2006
Friday Squid Blogging: Former Squid Researcher to Lead Episcopal Church
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori of Nevada was elected as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church:
A former research oceanographer who studied squid, octopuses and creatures living in marine mud, she was a second-career priest who was ordained in 1994.
The jokes have begun:
One wag noted that the study of invertebrates makes Bishop Schori supremely qualified to rule the ECUSA. She's studied oysters and squids...this is a mental picture that I really did not need. Is this a case of 'squid pro quo'?
Do you suspect that ECUSA elected an oceanographer as its primate in recognition that it is floundering?
Posted on June 30, 2006 at 3:41 PM
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"Do you suspect that ECUSA elected an oceanographer as its primate in recognition that it is floundering?" Of course not; it's because we needed someone who understands the care of soles.
The community's maturity is similar to urchins.
Holy mackeral! Oh My Cod!
Perhaps we should form a Shad-hoc committee to study the "Squid Researcher Ordained Priest" (SRAP) syndrome?
These fish jokes are giving me a haddock.
I'd better Clam up.
Wonder if she did it just for the Halibut?
Or maybe on Porpoise?
I hold my nose in the classic gesture for "pun approval".
". . .an oceanographer as its primate. . ."
How did we get from invertebrates to primates?
"How did we get from invertebrates to primates?"
Practice, practice, practice.
her election could lead to a squism in the church.
"Rolly-polly fishheads are never seen leading services at Episcopalian churches. Yeah!"
- Barnes and Barnes
Wonder if she'll recognize the Pastafarians since the study/revelry of noodley appendages appears to be an area she's familiar with.
So the church not only chose a married woman, she's a scientist and a pilot!
"While researching the living habits of worms, squid, octopus and shrimp 30 years ago, 'a cruise captain wouldn't talk to me because I was a woman,' she recalled. 'That lasted about 15 minutes. We got over it.'"
Well grounded and visionary at the same time...seems like the Episcopalians are refreshingly moderate and made a wise choice.
Episcopalianism is Catholic Lite: all the ritual but only half the guilt! (They have a great sense of humor about religion. It was one of their own priests who told me that joke.)
"a woman preaching is like a dog walking on its hind legs. it is not done well, but one is surprised to see it done at all."
Ick, theology -- I'd rather study cod!
Too funny. I would send her a note of congratulations, but I lobster address.
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