NTN wrote:Here we go again --- "Avon" didn't have a good time at CH -- and therefore wants to denigrate "The Royal and Ancient Foundation and all that Furore"
Nasty little Erks who cannot appreciate their privilege of being at CH good or bad --
should shut up and retire to their holes !
I imagine, with some satisfaction, that they are in a tiny minority.
Yes -- I know this is an insulting and very personal Post and it is so intended !
I shall, possibly be "Edited out" !!!
Congratulations on producing a post so tough to respond to. You clearly managed to learn less than I if your debating style is to become insulting in the first response?
I am the sum of many parts and CH was a formative experience but on reflection it does not aggregate to a positive one. When I attended I think that the school had a dearth of leaders, a cohort of average teaching staff, and was wilfully spartan to the point of cruelty. I remember rice pudding being served to 800 boys and only when it arrived at the table was it realised that salt had been used instead of sugar - a small but indicative story in my opinion.
I'm a school governor now and it's sad to report that I quite often use yardsticks of my experience at CH as 'how things should not be done.' As a republican I also think that the saw of Royal Religious and Ancient is guaranteed to produce a backward perspective. What's the intrinsic merit in being any of these in a teaching establishment, except perhaps to instil a questioning and enlightened faith in something greater than oneself?
That said, I am religious enough to attend church and whilst my tastes remain more BCP than ASB I can recognise progress when I see it. If the Anglican Communion wants to piss its time up the wall worrying about homosexuality whilst it slowly slips from the national mainstream then that's sad. We went from banning gay unions to tacitly accepting them, to recognising them in law. It's now possible to tie the knot in church - surely it's a bit petty to want to deny the term 'marriage'?
By an Erk in a hole, it would seem.