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September 18, 2006

Westminster Cathedral

When I lived in London, every Sunday morning I would take the Circle Line four stops to St. James's Park. I loved to walk through that peaceful garden on my way to church. I loved the Duck Island, with all the geese and swans. It's my favorite of London's parks.

Usually I would go through the park to a very pretty Jesuit Cathedral in Mayfair called Immaculate Conception. But when I was running late (which was about half the time), I'd stay on the Buckingham Palace side of the park and visit Westminster Cathedral (not to be confused with the most famous church in Britain, Westminster Abbey).

So it was sad for me to see the scary pictures posted by A Catholic Londoner and taken outside Westminster Cathedral last Sunday.

Imagine having to run a gauntlet of hate-filled masked protesters, some of them quite possibly terrorists if not murderers, just to go to church.

Again, nice religion assholes.

Posted by annika, Sep. 18, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
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If it were Christians protesting at a Mosque, you can bet the police would be bending over backwards to protect the poor innocent muslims, and there would be no gauntlet. In fact, they's probably arrest the Christians for having the temerity to protest another person's religion.

But, as my blog motto states, all animal are equal...

Posted by: Sirius Familiaris on Sep. 18, 2006

There's a hard rain commin'.

Posted by: Casca on Sep. 18, 2006

Annie, are you sure the protesters aren't demonstrating against the garish architecture at Westminister Cathedral? It is one of the ugliest buildings ever built before the modern period.

Posted by: Hugo on Sep. 18, 2006

Interesting you should say that, Hugo. I hesitated to mention the garish two tone style of the cathedral, but I do remember it. However, I remembered being surprised to learn that it was built relatively recently.

The cathedral's website states that it "was designed in the Early Christian Byzantine style by the Victorian architect John Francis Bentley. The foundation stone was laid in 1895 and the fabric of the building was completed eight years later."

Posted by: annika on Sep. 18, 2006

picture here

Posted by: annika on Sep. 18, 2006

As new as that? I thought it was mid-19th century. Thanks for the picture.

Posted by: Hugo on Sep. 18, 2006


Thanks for the link, annie. You've inspired me to get back into the whole going-to-church thing... while I still can. Nothing like having someone take aim at your faith to make you remember why you have it.

Posted by: The Law Fairy on Sep. 18, 2006