Why not ‘all must have prizes’?
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 @ 00:07
School awards-giving is unchristian and
counter-productive, argues Hugh
FANS of Father Ted will recall the episode when Fr Todd
Unctuous, a priest who has spent his ministry seeking "trophies and
prizes", tries to steal Fr Ted Crilly's newly won Golden Cleric
Award. The underlying joke is the way in which Ted and his priestly
colleagues are obsessed with secular notions of success. "You know,
Dougal," Ted says, ignoring a parishioner's request for a visit,
"it's not all about awards and glamour."
I was reflecting on this as we enter the season ...
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