Saturday, March 17, 2012

You wont be missed

Well the arch-beardy of Canterbury has spat his dummy out, thrown the toys out of his pram and announced his retirement due mostly to the row over gay marriage and the controversy over the wearing of crosses.Yet strangely enough he was perfectly happy for the misogynistic and bigoted shariah law to be practised in this country as well as constant interfering in the business of government in areas he had no concern in. Rather it seems that the Labour placeman (for that is what he is) irritated the government enough to strike back in areas in which he was vulnerable.
Dr Rowan Williams resigned as Archbishop of Canterbury with an attack on “dim-witted prejudice” against symbols of Christianity, such as wearing a cross. 
But his resignation comes after he accepted a likely defeat in his efforts to prevent schism in the Church.
Hours before his announcement he admitted to a group of senior clerics that the initiative is likely to collapse and spoke of his sense of “foreboding”.
He announced he would step down as leader of 77 million Anglicans early, ahead of a series of votes in dioceses which would spell the end of the unity pact on which he staked his credibility.
He acknowledged his decade-long tenure had been marked by “crisis management”. His comments came after weeks dominated by a public debate over the role of the church in national life, including a High Court ban on council prayers, the row over gay marriage and the controversy over the wearing of crosses.
He presided over one of the most turbulent periods in the Church’s modern history with long and, at times, acrimonious arguments over the ordination of women bishops and divisions between liberal and conservative branches of the Anglican Communion over the issue of homosexuality.
Yesterday he acknowledged that his time had been marked by “crisis management” adding: “The worst aspects of the job I think have been the sense that there are some conflicts that won’t go away, however long you struggle with them, and that not everybody in the Anglican Communion or even in the Church of England is eager to avoid schism or separation.”
The problem for many in the Anglican Church was that Mr Beardy was not seen as a Christian, rather he was seen as a theologian strapped to a socialist ethos and what he believed was not what the Bible actually told Christians to believe. He was appointed to his position by Tony Blair ahead of the other candidate the Bishop of Southwark because he was thought to be sympathetic to New Labours plans and so it turned out to be with a disaster laden tenure in which he spent most of his time firefighting problems of his own making. In a time where Christians were under attack in Egypt, Nigeria, Sudan, Iraq and even occasionally in the UK by Muslims he felt the need to tell us that shariah law in the UK was unavoidable. Despite the fact that it was obvious that the ongoing jihad was part of shariah law and that under shariah law itself...
There is no freedom of religion
There is no freedom of speech
There is no freedom of thought
There is no freedom of artistic expression
There is no freedom of the press
There is no equality of peoples-a non-Muslim, a Kafir, is never equal to a Muslim
There are no equal rights for women
Women can be beaten
A non-Muslim cannot bear arms
There is no equal protection under Sharia for different classes of people. Justice is dualistic, with one set of laws for Muslim males and different laws for women and non-Muslims.
Our Constitution is a man-made document of ignorance, and must be twisted so that all must submit to Sharia
There is no democracy, since that means that a non-Muslim is equal to a Muslim
Non-Muslims are dhimmis, third-class citizens
There is no Golden Rule
There is no critical thought
All governments must be ruled by Sharia law
Unlike common law, Sharia is not interpretive, nor can it be changed.

Mr Beardy was the wrong man in the wrong place, he suited New Labour just fine, but as a representative of Christianity he was an utter failure and appears to have broken that which he tried to hold together, he was essentially an administrator rather than a leader and it showed. He was of the gentle Jesus meek and mild persuasion, forgetting that the same Jesus was prepared on occasion to take a whip to scourge those who dishonoured God.
His successor is rumoured to be Dr John Sentamu, though this will be a decision for Cameron vis the Queen. It will be interesting to see what happens if it is, Sentamu actually believes, is an actual Christian.
I wonder how the Church of England will cope with having an actual Christian running it after all these years...

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Curmudgeon said...

It must have taken a special kind of intellect to be able to juggle the mutually exclusive demands of Islam and the gay lobby.

Anonymous said...

Farewell the Onion Man - layer after layer of hypocracy.