In a former life I used to be known as the Irreverend Roland Boer (more on that some time), so to brighten up Christmas morn, a few choice moments. The first, noted by the Dunedin School, was a billboard hoisted by St Matthews in the City in Auckland, NZ. It lasted but a few days before being slashed by one or two zealous and pious people (always be suspicious of the pious, I was once told by Jim Mullan):

And the second is something to show the kiddies when they ask how Jesus got his name:

As for me, by some strange coincidence, on this quiet Christmas morn I’m reading Nietzsche’s Twilight of the Idols and Beyond Good and Evil.

Nietzsche’s version: ‘I love the forest. It is bad to live in towns: too many of the lustful live there’.

My version: ‘Why would you want to be homeless in the city? Far better to sleep rough in the countryside”.