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Nov 28 2011

The archbish live and in person

I say I say – you can watch and listen to the archbishop of Canterbury telling the House of Lords why bishops should go on being there, live, right now. Andrew Copson of the BHA is also there and I think either going to talk or finished talking – or maybe both.

One gem from the ABC so far -

Nobody is looking for theocracy, nobody wants to turn the UK into Iran – but – the role of faith in asking questions is a very significant one.

And the difference is…?

Ah – and now he’s admitting that women aren’t in the picture much.

 

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  1. 1
    New England Bob

    There is no need of the entire House of Lords. Replace them with a deck of cards or a game of pick-up-sticks.

  2. 2
    roger

    the role of faith in asking questions is a very significant one.

    Surely goddists usually claim that the role of faith is answering questions, especially the Big Questions.

  3. 3
    Deepak Shetty

    the role of faith in asking questions is a very significant one.
    ABC seems confused – doesn’t faith answer the unanswerables?

  4. 4
    Hamilton Jacobi

    No no no, you guys haven’t been paying attention. Faith is a silent waiting on the truth, pure sitting and breathing in the presence of the question mark. Answering questions is so twentieth century.

  5. 5
    Ophelia Benson

    Yep – what Hamilton said. The archbish isn’t going to go telling Parliament that “faith” can answer questions. That would be very bad PR! No, his job is to talk dignified bafflegab, and he did it admirably. They gave him extra time to do it, which meant that the BHA got cut off early. Fucking typical.

  6. 6
    dirigible

    It astonishes me how the UK press and even people who should know better online assure us that the archbishop has great wisdom that quotes taken out of context cannot capture.

    That he might be combining dissembling waffle with evil specifics doesn’t seem to be a possibility many of my fellow Brits are willing to consider.

  7. 7
    Moggie

    “The role of science in asking questions is a very significant one. Therefore, the president and council of the Royal Society should all sit in the House of Lords”.

    “The role of the press in asking questions is a very significant one. Therefore, the editors of the Daily Mail etc should sit in the House of Lords”.

    “The role of bloggers…”

    If there’s any merit to the archbish’s argument (hint: there’s not), we’re going to need a bigger House.

  8. 8
    Deepak Shetty

    Hmm. I have lot of questions then – can I be archbishop?

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