From #25 Post on Tim Blair's thread on the French city war.
Is this an attempt by the French to introduce cricket? Someone should tell them that in the UK, games go for 5 days and not six and ‘Le Ashes’ are not meant to be taken literally.The French were always really dumb anyway. Hang on...that wasn't a sentence...moving on...it is official. The European Union expects Christ to be spelt in lowercase. As in Jesus christ. According to Paul Barnett's "Jesus and the Rise of Early Christianity", when the word Christ was used in the absence of the Jesus, the former is used as a title a la "High Representative". So it seems strange that although the EU has not demanded that his highness Javier Solana be addressed as
high representativethey demand that the Christ be addressed as the christ. Paul Barnett makes a point somewhere (can't find it at the moment) that to the Gentiles, the word christ (in lowercase) was actually a word of disgrace.
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Ironic, that the birthplace of the Reformation is burning its historical bridges very rapidly.