"All things are wearisome, more than one can say." - Ecclesiastes 1:8

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christians attacked, government to blame

The Archbishop of Canterbury says 'extremist' attacks on Christians in the Middle East are becoming 'notably more frequent'.

He blames the extremists.

No, of course he doesn't:
"In an extraordinary attack, Dr Williams accuses Tony Blair and the US of endangering the lives and futures of many thousands of Christians in the Middle East, who are regarded by their countrymen as supporters of the "crusading West."
If the Archbish redirected the responsibility for anti-Muslim violence in Britain in a similar way, it would rightly be dismissed as being soft on religious hatred. But what people of Rowan Williams ilk usually do is blame the government for that as well.

Perhaps this tendency to infantilise adult human beings is part of what puts people off going to church?

2 comments:

Eric said...

In what way is Dr Williams attack extraordinary? It is entirely predictable given his previous utterances.

Anne said...

Good post, Shuggy. It certainly puts me off the good old C of E.

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