Spud has identified another miracle in the offing. A new pastor (PH for short) has arisen to the pulpit at the aptly named Mount Goldie vineyard, and with evangelical fervour has dispensed absolution in what will surely become known as "De Vine Resurrection" of the should be dead in the water mayor.
The holy water (or communion wine) has been publicly sprinkled over Mayor Len and the flock advised to kneel and pray for one sinner who repents. 'He that is without sin let him cast the first stone', says PH before giving us the full Monty as to how how a magnanimous island community should acknowledge genuine repentance.
My comments may seem to be another irrational rant were it not in black and white in the 'Waiheke Weekender'. Read the article. It takes the biscuit as "Pastor John of Waiheke' puts on his white collar and moves up the scale of self-indulgent puffery. Billy Connelly would love it.
Where are the weaknesses in his argument? This biblical reference to 'stoning' more often than not applied to women committing adultery. The Mayor of Jerusalem would be far more likely to be a stoner than a stonee. In fact he was probably the thumbs up or down decision maker. Stone the mayor of Jerusalem? You must have rocks in your head! Yet Pastor John has again bent the rules of history which makes me think that being an MC is not enough. He wants to be JC.
Spud has heard rumours of someone practicising 'walking on water' on fairy floats in Church Bay. Don't laugh. The audacious ego of this man is priceless!