I like to listen to the news on my way to work every morning, but most morning radio news gives me 2 minutes of headlines with no meat, and then rushes me off to sports, traffic, and (if lucky) entertainment news. I was glad to hear about BBC's NewsPod, a half-hour program featuring selections from the various BBC radio stations. Some of the news is unsurprisingly Britain-centric, but much of the news is international, and even the "local" news articles are interesting. One story from the program from Tuesday the 26th interviewed John Guille, Archdeacon of Winchester Cathedral, about the DaVinci Code. Nothing specifically intriguing there, but if I say that Winchester Cathedral was paid £20,000 to be used in the film, which they're now using to make the church more accessible - and by that I mean hold an exhibition designed to "debunk" Dan Brown's story. That's a little more interesting, and, if I may say so, laudable. But what absolutely floored me about this story was a quote from Guille, at approximately 30:28 of the program: "Look, think for yourselves, folks."
That's right: a prominent member of the Church of England telling people to think for themselves. Sure, it was out of context, but I nearly drove off the road in shock.