posted on Feb, 7 2008 @ 11:24 AM
Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by LoneWeasel
The Archbishop Of Cantebury is not the head of The Church Of England, Queen Elizabeth 11 is.
OK, but he's the deputy head. Thanks for the pedantry, though.
The dear old Archbishop is a puddled old man with little or no influence and is a relic of a bygone era whose attempts to appear relevant today just
further alienate him and all that he stands for from the majority of British people.
He would be better off finding out what the cares and concerns of the British people really are.
I disagree. I don't know what a "puddled old man" is, but Rowan Williams is anything but a relic. He is a cultured, academically superb,
thoughtful, well-reasoned individual with an extremely good understanding of society and the spirituality, or lack of it, within that society. He has
demonstrated that interest and understanding over a number of years.
Rather than just dismiss everything he says as nonsense, why not engage with the points he makes? What about his attitude to creationism? Or
homosexuality? Or abortion? Or Islamic influence, in relation to this thread?
For what it's worth, I don't agree with his position on any one of the issues I've listed above. But I don't consider myself qualified to suggest
that a man who has made studying such issues his life's work, and has done so with huge dignity too, should keep his opinions to himself.
What you mean is that his office is of no relavance to you and a large number of people isn't it? Fair enough, but don't dismiss his knowledge out
of hand. His influence can be demonstrated by the fact we're talking about what he's said, surely? If you were that disengaged from his views, why
click on the thread?