Faith at Altitude

Religion and spirituality in the shadow of Pikes Peak

Monday, August 07, 2006

Hey diddly-o!

Ned Flanders, Homer's squeaky-clean neighbor from the Fox classic "The Simpsons," is being honored at a Christian festival in England.

Organizers of the Greenbelt Festival, Aug. 23-26 in Cheltenham, say that Flanders is more closely associated with Christianity these days than, say, Mother Teresa. Tribute band Ned Zepplin will be among those tipping their collective hat to the cartoon Christian.

"Although he has very strong beliefs, he's not thrusting them down anyone's throat and he's not being unpleasant about it," said organizer Simon Jenkins, who also runs the Christian satirical Web site


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