Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Pulpit Filibuster

A Church of Ireland rector has re-established his claim to the record for longest non-stop sermon: 5 hours, 50 minutes.

Geeze Louise. Father Anonymous gets flack if he breaks three hours.

Our favorite part of the story is is that the record will not appear in Guiness, because Rev. Ken McReynolds considers the record-book's rules too soft:

"They demand you stop for 10 minutes every hour - if I did that I could have gone on all day - so it is just an unofficial record within church circles," he said.

Damn straight. No one who puts a hand to plough and looks back, right? You don't get a coffee break in the middle of a sermon.

On the other hand, we mutter quietly, brevity is still the soul of wit.

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