Ok, I’m procrastinating…

Saw this on ysmarko’s blog. The rules are:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next four sentences on your blog, along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest!

The closest thing was my American Church History textbook (notice the Thomas Benton painting on the front? Very cool!). Anyway, here’s the 5th through 8th sentence…

History of Christianity in the United States and Canada

“Britain’s official policy after the Treaty of Paris in 1763 was to anglicize the French Canadians, including their religion. But in practice, successive governors allowed the Catholic Church to go its own way, realizing that anglicization simply was not realistically possible. A series of delicate negotiations involving Quebec’s senior clergy, the British governor, and the papacy was required to secure the appointment of the first bishop under British rule. This bishop, Jean-Olivier Briand, whose consecration finally took place in March 1766, turned out to be an effective guide to his Catholic parishioners and an irenic conciliator with the British. This, despite its anomalous status as a Roman Catholic enclave in the antipapist British Empires, Quebec maintained its course.”

Do I get extra points if one of my sentences was already highlighted?


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