Dream on

Good grief. How about “No.”

Coronation: Public asked to swear allegiance to King Charles

Why on earth would anyone want to do that?

People watching the Coronation will be invited to join a “chorus of millions” to swear allegiance to the King and his heirs, organisers say. The public pledge is one of several striking changes to the ancient ceremony revealed on Saturday.

In a coronation full of firsts, female clergy will play a prominent role, and the King himself will pray out loud. The Christian service will also see religious leaders from other faiths have an active part for the first time.

They couldn’t make it sound more repulsive if they tried. Monarchy on the one hand and god-bothering on the other – no thank you.

The public will be given an active role in the ceremony for the first time, with people around the world set to be asked to cry out and swear allegiance to the King.

An active role, which is to swear allegiance to this one man because of who his mother was. Much active, very participate.

The order of service will read: “All who so desire, in the Abbey, and elsewhere, say together: I swear that I will pay true allegiance to Your Majesty, and to your heirs and successors according to law. So help me God.”

Not going to happen. I pay no allegiance to Choss, true or semi-true or pretend.

A spokesman for Lambeth Palace, the archbishop’s office, said: “The homage of the people is particularly exciting because that’s brand new. That’s something that we can share in because of technological advances, so not just the people in the Abbey, but people who are online, on television, who are listening, and who are gathered in parks, at big screens and churches.

“Our hope is at that point, when the Archbishop invites people to join in, that people wherever they are, if they’re watching at home on their own, watching the telly, will say it out loud – this sense of a great cry around the nation and around the world of support for the King.”

Why does he need all this support? He’s the one with all the money and the multiple giant houses on giant tracts of land and a whole train all his own. How about he supports us instead?

As part of the service Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Sikh peers will present the King with pieces of the coronation regalia, including bracelets, the robe, the ring, and the glove.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, a practising Hindu, will read from the biblical book of Colossians.

That made me burst out laughing. It’s so take your favorite toy to school day. Rishi will read from the Bible and Fred will read from the Upanishads and Muriel will read from Atlas Shrugged.

After the religious service has ended, the King will receive a greeting by Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim and Buddhist leaders.

No atheists of course. No skeptics, no humanists, no secularists – just faith-heads of all flavors. So novel, so exciting, so progress!

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