Thursday, February 23, 2006

How Jane had her day made, drew in Duff comments and sparked discussion on morality and God

Wow: all that from one remark about how she was asked to be godmother to a child.


Oh yes: whilst I think about how Jane got duffered it occurred to me that in previous posts and comments I have referred to said Duff as Duffman. As Cloud rightly pointed out to me, this may have placed me in an awkward legal position with the legitimate holder of the Duffman title for slanderous association and maligning of his character. I hereby apologise profusely to the rightful heir of the Duffman name and will henceforth find a new moniker for our habitual commentator.

10 comments:

Reidski said...

It's all very entertaining - I mean by that, how daft they are for getting into a debate with him!!

JoeinVegas said...

How about a hyphen: Duff-man. Would that differ enough to avoid the lawyers?

Reidski said...

And now that I think of it, isn't it the most bizarre and you would think uncontroversial subjects which bring on the most comments. Take my "I hate Trotskyists" post from a few weeks back, for instance. And there was me thinking that all level-headed people would hate Trotskyists!! Just goes to show you!

What's been your most commented upon post, lisa?

David Duff said...

I don't think you need concern yourself with the finer feelings of Mr. Duffman, where-ere, he be. Just provide him with a short synopsis of my wit and wisdom and he will be all too keen to bask in my reflected glory.

It's Mr. 'Reedskey' I worry about. Fancy being mistaken for that impoverished little shrimp and his manic scribblings!

Jim said...

Its started. Suddenly I feel a strange sense of Deja Vu. Happening soon at a blog near you. Plum Stupid realises the worl's been ignoring him and he needs to remind us all of how clever and witty he is.

David Duff said...

"... he needs to remind us all of how clever and witty he is."

Not much chance of that from you, Jim, but try, lad, you never know!

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Ignoring the scrap above me boys, I'll respond to the question about my most commented upon post... I think it was probably the one on the Beatles from a few weeks ago...

I need to check and link...

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Comment from my friend Lisette, god-mother to three children (she's not yet up to posting comments!)

"Have just read the 'heated debate' about atheist God-parents. I was never Christened so I am completely done for; Oy-ve, Mother of God! A friend from near me is God-mother to a Catholic boy whose Priest didn't have a problem with her being a Hindu at all.
If only the rest of the world could have such an attitude then we wouldn't be in the mess we're in. I can't see why it should matter. I'm not a regular
church-goer but when I stood up in Church and swore to protect the
children against harm, I meant every word of it without necessarily subscribing to the concept of Heaven and Hell. These days, Hell can be something
entirely different: drugs, wars, the whole wide world, you name it."

I've checked with her and she's happy for me to post this remark which I thought was well worth adding to the debate.

David Duff said...

"this remark which I thought was well worth adding to the debate."

Really? In that case let us considerate it. Your shy friend, Lisette writes: "I'm not a regular
church-goer but when I stood up in Church and swore to protect the
children against harm, I meant every word of it without necessarily subscribing to the concept of Heaven and Hell." Assuming this was a C. of E. baptism Lisette also promised to do her best to educate the child in the Christian faith and to ensure that eventually it would come fully prepared to confirmation. Is she going to do that? If not, she was telling lies and will break solemn vows.

She tells us of her wish that more people were tolerant and open-minded. Up to a point, I agree with her. But I would add that I wish more people would tell the truth and keep their promises. I would also point out, gently, that her wish is a lot easier to comply with than mine.

(For those not familiar with the debate over at Jane's site, I gently and politely refused to act as a God-father to the child of very old and dear friends because I am an agnostic and could not, therefor, keep my promises.)

Plato the ninth planert said...

At least Socrates, like Manuel on Fawlty Towers, was wiser than most in that he knew he knew nothing.