1st December 2011

“The church [of England] is indeed part of the British Establishment, and it shares vital characteristics with other parts of the country's ruling elite: an air of benignity and good intentions, impeccable good manners, a ready espousal of progressive ideals, above all a sense of unshakable entitlement to its own historic privileges and a rat-like cunning in preserving them.”

Nelson Jones

6 Responses to “1st December 2011”

  1. archaeopteryx Says:

    A well-earned back-handed compliment if ever I saw one!

    It’s that church’s air of entitlement that earns it his ‘accolade’ – it does not see itself and its actions as others do,

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    There is probably not greater example of the hypocrisy of Christian faith that the Church of England.

  3. Jeff Says:

    If I may respectfully disagree, my personal nominations for the Christian Height of Hypocrisy Award include all those evangelicals whose essential message comes down to “Send me money and god will increase it for you”. The unspoken part of that being, “Yep you moron, he’ll increase it in my pocket.” Pick your particular poison from the current crop thereof: Creflo Dollar, Joyce Meyer, et al. If they can be seen any morning from 6 to 8 AM in your time zone, under the TV Guide listing “Paid Programming”, then they qualify.

    Of course, there are some networks where they actually have program names, but I put parental locks on them – the only time I’ve every used them.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Funny Jeff! I actually had an idea for a “prayer delivery device” which is essentially a small handheld key fob device with a button fashioned into a cross/star of david/pick you symbol.

    I envisioned mindless twerps feeling the urged to pray and pressing the symbol as they said their mumbo-jumbo.

    Upon pressing the symbol some present amount of money would be deducted from their account and then added to mine.

    Of course the twerp would be sold on the idea that by pressing the symbol button an unseen/higher power actor would deliver a prayer to god for them.

    The idea came to me in a hotel room after a hard night of partying in Monterey California. I was up before the dawn and surfing the channels when I came upon the idea while watching …Creflo A Dollar.

    Now I just need someone to help me with the technology piece and we will be rich!

  5. Dan Says:

    Sorry – this is a bit off-topic, but I couldn’t resist sharing this joke I just saw on a friend’s G+ update:

    “Just bought a Jehovah’s Witness advent calendar. Every time you open a door someone tells you to f*ck off.”

  6. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    LOL! I wish I could remember the article Dan but it was about a survey conducted to illustrate intelligence or education or some measure of smarts among the variety of the faithful and then to include atheists and agnostics.

    I do remember that it is the Witnesses that were at the very bottom of the barrell.