Doodle doing

by Richard on September 6, 2012

I’m conscious that there hasn’t been much doing here lately. I’m coming back next week, all being well. In the meantime, Kim’s been doodling again

Jonathan Edwards – no, not the American theologian, the British athlete – won the silver medal in the Triple Jump at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and then the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Games. He still holds the world record – 18.43m – set at the World Championships in 1995. Edwards was a charming, photo-friendly evangelical Christian, and a real psalm and dance was made of his faith at the time in marketing Christianity to young people. Then Edwards lost his faith. Now, in the London Olympics, Mo Farah has won double gold in the 10,000 and 5,000 Metres. Farah is a charming, photo-friendly Muslim. So…

Moral: (pace Augustine, ambivalently, on Victorinus) the Celebrity Gospel will get you a gold medal in the Mug’s Games.

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