Thursday, August 03, 2006

Why chess and religion are not the same

The blog Disputations points out that while " chess, a bishop can only move diagonally," in the church, bishops can move both up and sideways. Sideways, you ask?

The post provides the following explanation:

At this point, I'm only interested in one possibility for such a sideways move. Bishop Edward Dominic Fenwick, OP -- founder of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in the United States, first Bishop of Cincinnati, and namesake of my Lay Dominican chapter -- is currently buried in a cemetery associated with neither the Archdiocese of Cincinnati nor the Dominicans, and there has been some talk of a more fitting resting place...

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