Cranmer’s Celebratory Pulpit V
Cranmer is delighted to reward his communicants with an open pulpit today.
The principal reason is that (to his immense surprise) his august blog of intelligent and erudite comment upon matters religio-political had well in excess of 11,000 unique visitors in July, representing almost 13,000 hits. This is a colossal increase on previous months, and His Grace is as bemused as the next archbishop.
But in the words of Adam Smith:
To a real wise man the judicious and well-weighed approbation of a single wise man, gives more heartfelt satisfaction than all the noisy applauses of ten thousand ignorant though enthusiastic admirers.
(Theory of Moral Sentiments, Book VI.III.31)
For those statistically minded (who need to get out more):
Yesterday, Cranmer had his most unique visitors ever - 493
His readership is now drawn from 134 countries
This includes one solitary reader from Afghanistan (Hiya, Osama!)
Cranmer has 1289 referrers, of which ConservativeHome is by far the most frequent
The most inexplicable Google search which led someone to Cranmer was ‘Gay Turkish sauna’ (...he must have left disappointed...)
Readers have searched under 549 keywords, of which the most frequent (after ‘the’) is ‘Cranmer’
Of these, ‘Catholic’ outnumbers ‘Protestant’ by almost 6:1
In celebration of all the above (excepting the last), and in perpetual commemoration of the spiritual liberation afforded by his own pulpit experience with the Provost of Eton, Dr Henry Cole (illustrated above), His Grace is pleased to host another Cranmer’s Pulpit for communicants to raise whatever religio-political or politico-religious concerns they do so wish…
…intelligently and eruditely, of course.