Sunday, July 01, 2007

Religious madness, and another reason for the secular state

"we are now reaping what we have sown. If we live in a profligate way then there are going to be consequences".
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No, not some mad hate filled Islamic cleric, it is the Bishop of Liverpool uttering such hate filled rhetoric.
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On the front page of the Sunday Telegraph, it is reported that senior bishops have argued that... wait for it, the summer floods here in the UK are "God's judgment on the immorality and greed of modern society".
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The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev James Jones has said "
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I wonder if he'll go to Sheffield and tell families who have lost their possessions this? No he wont of course. "We are reaping" what nonsense. What did he reap? Does "god" deliberately target flood prone areas, or was it "too hard" to hit Kensington, Chelsea and Notting Hill (where people liver "profligate")? Sanctimonious prick.
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The Bishop of Carlisle was worse. The Rt Rev Graham Dow said "This is a strong and definite judgment because the world has been arrogant in going its own way... We are reaping the consequences of our moral degradation, as well as environmental damage". He apparently also said that "pro gay legislation" had provoked god to cause the storms.
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Yes, the Anglican Church is surely on the side of the angels. If "god's wrath" is being reaped by Britons, presumably including good church goers among others, it's pretty cruel.
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In fact, both Bishops are irrational and immoral. How fucking DARE they blame the victims of the flooding for what they have experienced? Homophobic, neo Marxist, guilt filled nonsense. It is another good reason for the Anglican church to be purged from the British state, including the Queen's role in relation to it. Let's face it, it is a bastardised version of the Roman Catholic Church created for the sake of Henry VIII's convenience.
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Regardless, this sort of nonsense is what I expect from evangelical nutcases. So Christianity is about vengeance and hate, and sacrificing the many for the sins of others.... and they wonder why congregations shrink.

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