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Hello and welcome to the Ship of Fools forums. Whether you're a new arrival or a long-term lurker, why not join us? It'll take just a few minutes – use the Register button on the right. To make sure we're all singing from the same hymn sheet, please check our 10 Commandments and FAQs; please also read the warning at the entrance to Hell before visiting any threads there. You can also take a look at our private forums, run by Shipmates. The old Ship of Fools boards are here.

Category List

  • The Styx
    Whether you need technical help, have a question or a bright idea about the forums, or just want to practice your BBCode before you wreak havoc elsewhere, welcome to the Styx.
    RSS Feed 150 discussions 6K comments Most recent: Celebrity Death Pool - thumbs up or down? by Piglet August 6
  • Heaven
    Tell a tall story, recommend a movie, share a recipe, confess your TV binge watching, discuss whether the church cat should wear liturgically correct collars. Welcome to paradise.
    RSS Feed 44 discussions 8.3K comments Most recent: Food of Comfort. by Nick Tamen August 7
  • Purgatory
    Pull up a chair, get your brain in gear, and prepare for some serious time in Purgatory. This is our proper debate space for theology, ethics, politics, science, tech and culture.
    RSS Feed 552 discussions 86.8K comments Most recent: Break Glass - 2020 USA Elections by Jonah the Whale August 7
  • Hell
    Got a complaint, a rant or a personal argument to settle? Add it to the uproar – so long as you have an infernally thick skin to match.

    Warning: visiting Hell is optional for everyone apart from the Hell Hosts. If you choose to read a thread in Hell, you may encounter language that you find offensive. You must read the Hell Guidelines before diving in.

    RSS Feed 162 discussions 35.8K comments Most recent: Nitpicking All to Hell by Telford August 7
  • All Saints
    This is the place for all things community, with crew meets, birthdays, announcements, congratulations and prayer requests. Just arrived here? Say hello on the welcome thread.
    RSS Feed 42 discussions 23.8K comments Most recent: The Prayers of the Faithful 2020 by Robert Armin August 7
  • Ecclesiantics
    Looking for the rite stuff? This is where we talk about everything to do with church liturgy and worship practice, from thuribles and hymns to tambourines and slide projectors.
    RSS Feed 124 discussions 10.2K comments Most recent: Sheffield Cathedral Choir: Moving forward or a desecration? by PDR August 7
  • The Mystery Worshipper
    Pull up a pew and dip into comments, corrections and discussion about Mystery Worshipper reports. To add a new thread, go to the individual report and post a comment there.
    RSS Feed 30 discussions 1.6K comments Most recent: Ship of Fools: Basilica of St Nicholas, Nantes, France by Augustine the Aleut August 6
  • Kerygmania
    This is Ship of Fools on the Bible, where we look at biblical books, passages, episodes, characters, and even individual verses. Find online Bibles here: Bible Gateway, Oremus and Crosswalk.
    RSS Feed 147 discussions 4.9K comments Most recent: Jacob by Doone August 4
  • Epiphanies
    Our space to discuss issues where people are personally invested, where academic detachment just isn't possible, and where issues and identity significantly overlap. Special Guidelines apply.
    RSS Feed 28 discussions 7.5K comments Most recent: Abortion by Arethosemyfeet August 7
  • The Circus
    Anyone for celebrity death pool? Or everlasting sentences? How about a round of spot the weird headline? For quizzes, wordplay, polls and competitive hymn writing, look no further.
    RSS Feed 79 discussions 30.3K comments Most recent: Three Word Story by The5thMary August 7
  • Dead Horses
    Back in the day, all the usual subjects that were flogged just a bit too enthusiastically were corralled here so they didn't have to be endlessly rehashed on the other forums. May contain nuts.
  • Limbo
    The threads that were reasonably deserving while they were alive are sent here for long-term storage. They're archived for reading only.
    RSS Feed 69 discussions 20.1K comments Most recent: Heaven: This thread does not exist by WormInTheGrass May 24