C of E lightens up

C of E lightens up

The properly serious matter of climate change notwithstanding, the Church of England has gone for wry enlightenment with its latest press release.

Radio 4This wonderful headline (which, let's be fair, was tought up by the Church of England's communications office) opens up a rich vein of humorous possibilities which I should probably resist. But I'm not going to.

Q. How many Anglicans does it take to change a lightbulb? A. 100. One to change it, 99 to say "I liked the old one better".

Q. How many fundamentalists does it take to change a lightbulb? A. one. There are no lightbulbs in the Bible - you should know that.

Q. How many atheists does it take to change a lightbulb? A. One. And when it's done you will see that there's NOTHING THERE.

Q. How many counsellors does it take to change a lightbulb? A. One. But the lightbulb must really want to change. [I know, really old. But good]

Q. How many freemarket economists does it take to change a lightbulb? A. None. They're all waiting for the invisible hand of the market to do it.

Q. How many David Camerons does it take to change a lightbulb? A. I don't know, whatever you want.

Q. How many Gordon Browns does it take to change a lightbulb? A. "Under New Labour, there have been more lighbulbs than ever before. A further announcment will be made when economic conditions are right."

And on a note of some topicality, for post-Blair watchers:

Q. How many David Milibands does it take to change a lightbulb? A. Gordon is the man for that job, without a shadow of a doubt.

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