<ANDY ROONEY VOICE>
Why is it that churches that have pews with the most padding also have kneelers
with little or no padding at all? And why is it that churches with ascetic wooden
pews have kneelers padded so that you could kneel for hours?
Now the Principle of Law of the Conservation of Energy states: “The total energy
of any body or system of bodies is a quantity which can neither be increased
nor diminished by any mutual action of these bodies, though it may be transformed
into any other forms of which energy is susceptible”
Is there some kind of similar ecclesial "Law of the Conservation of Padding"
which would state "If padding is used on the pews then less padding must
be used on the kneelers and vice versa. The sum total of padding used in the
system can not be increased or diminished."
</ANDY ROONEY VOICE>