Friday, October 21, 2016
A nitch parish is one that offers itself as a product, a high end product. It is for people who want to feel special, "better than," more advanced in some way. This would be a parish that specializes in doing things a certain way that would appeal to but a few people. It is a bit like selling a high end car, like a Rolls Royce. There are a few people who want it and are willing to do what it takes to get it. It makes them feel special, as if they have arrived. It sets them apart. Usually, this is a sub-group in a larger, more ordinary parish, because the nitch is so small in numbers that it could not maintain a whole parish, nor would it want to. Generally, they are not much for joining the larger parish which is tainted with too much ordinariness, and mediocrity. They would well admit that they are sinners, but not quite as bad as those "others."