Tuesday, August 06, 2002

You can't make this stuff up!
The Telegraph (UK) intrigues with Archbishop in waiting becomes druid:

The next Archbishop of Canterbury was inducted as an honorary white druid yesterday at an open-air ceremony in Wales reminiscent of a scene from a Monty Python sketch.

Dr Rowan Williams, dismissing suggestions that he was dabbling in paganism, joined blue-hooded druids ranked behind a golden harp to be admitted into the Welsh Gorsedd of Bards.

A trumpet fanfare and a 6ft sword being sheathed and unsheathed launched the ceremony at the National Eisteddfod in St David's, Pembrokeshire. Dr Williams, standing in a circle of stones, wore a long white cloak and headdress.
Stand back when Rowan dances around the mistletoe.

And nice duds, Dude! They also go real well with your pro-Islamic terrorist point of view.