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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 Community of the Casio Organ
If you're at work, you may want to mute the computer speakers before visiting the web page of the Community of the Crucified One, the eccentric schismatics given noble sheen by columnist Eileen McNamara in today's Boston Globe. Whatever air of liberal sanctimony the agenda-driven Eileen M. brings to her Jesus Freak subjects wilts under the peppy midi beat of the sect's Internet site -- an aural accommodation to the modern age that even La McNamara might find disagreeable.
Let's see: Casio soundtrack. Check. Ordain yourself. Check. Dispense with out-dated and inconvenient dogmas, and replace with own. Check. Set up a church in living room. Check.
Er, yes. Right.
Eileen has been in there swinging as a ranking member of the Recovering Catholic Sisterhood in the Globe newsroom, but this wasn't one of her better innings.