A guy came into the institute today and said, "Hi. I'm with the Knights of Columbus and it's my sacred vow to defend all faiths of the Mother Churches and Sister Churches." So I asked, "Are we a Mother and/or Sister church?" Because you just never know where we stand these days with people. And he said, "Yes. Is there anything I can do to defend your church?"
And then my head explode from all the smiling I was doing. I mean, an actual Knight of Columbus! And boy did I have questions. Like, do they have special uniforms that they wear to meetings? I'm picturing chain mail but I bet there's some sort of business casual armor they put on for everyday use. Do they have membership cards? If so can I see it? Is there a secret handshake? Why Columbus? It's not like he was a huge defender of the faith. Who would win if one of them got into a fight with a Swiss Guard? If they go on a field trip to the Vatican do the Swiss Guards make fun of them kind of like how cops make fun of neighborhood watches?
But he was very solemn and sincere, much like my JWBFF, and I sensed that he wouldn't understand my enthusiasm for his organization. So we chatted for a awhile about serious stuff - how there isn't much of a multi-faith community anymore and should there be a bigger presence on campus of the different religions. And it was plenty fascinating and enjoyable but what I really wanted to know was if his joisting sword was collapsable because that must be a pain to store.