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Published:August 6th, 2008 18:51 EST
the Beach

Is An Inflatable Church On A Beach A Good Idea?

By Robert Paul Reyes

This is a perfect example of a doomed enterprise:

 the Beach"Catholic nuns and priests in Italy are following their flocks to the beach this summer, establishing an inflatable church and a beach-convent in the sands to lure sunbathers.

The 30-metre (98 ft) long blow-up church -- staffed by priests ready to take confession -- will debut on Saturday on the Adriatic coast in the Molise region, an organizer said.

The first attempt to inaugurate the inflatable church last month on the holiday island of Sardinia failed after strong winds forced organizers to relocate."

Quotation from Reuters

People attend church to celebrate the goodness and magnificence of the deity. A church on a beach is superfluous and idiotic, those who believe in God will see his presence all around them. They will see the divine in the blue waters, white sand, and in the beautiful women wearing string bikinis. They don`t need to listen to a long-winded priest extol the greatness of the Lord.

And those who don`t believe in God go to the beach to worship the Sun and to hook up with hotties. They will view the nuns and priests as unwelcome interlopers, and won`t listen to a word they have to say.

I hope the devil brews a strong wind and blows that inflatable church straight to hell.