Just a reminder - as I've not mentioned it for some time - that Today's platitudinous religious spot Thought for the Day is still being deliciously parodied by TFTD Abridged, whose mission statement reads as follows:
Every day the BBC's flagship news programme Today is interrupted by a couple of minutes of religious moralising. I can get it down to 140 characters or less.
Today's abridgement has not yet been posted but while we fans of TFTD Abridged are waiting with baited breath, here's a sample of our hero's work from this very week.
I used to work for GCHQ. Surveillance sounds bad but sometimes it isn't. Also, the garden of Eden. #tftd #r4todayThat nice Christian writer Rhidian Brook did Tuesday's Thought for the Day:
— TFTD Abridged (@TFTDAbridged) November 24, 2014
People are living longer these days. We think getting old is bad but the Bible says it isn't. Did I say I'm 50? Also, psalms. #tftd #r4todayThat nice university chancellor Francis Campbell did Wednesday's Thought for the Day:
— TFTD Abridged (@TFTDAbridged) November 25, 2014
The answer to how to combat global terrorism? Obviously it's convent schools. #tftd #r4todayThat nice reverend doctor Michael Banner did Thursday's Thought for the Day:
— TFTD Abridged (@TFTDAbridged) November 26, 2014
Men and women like different books, including Bible books, although everyone should be able to choose their own alarm clock. #tftd #r4todayThat nice Muslim professor Mona Siddiqui did Friday's Thought for the Day:
— TFTD Abridged (@TFTDAbridged) November 27, 2014
Playing dangerous sports like rugby is totally like God creating humans beings. #tftd #r4today
— TFTD Abridged (@TFTDAbridged) November 28, 2014
Sadly none of these nice, wise people follow TFTD Abridged on Twitter. To their great credit, however, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Anne Atkins, Vicky Beeching and Rob Marshall do.
And so does Sarah Montague, which is like totally surprising.