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 Post subject: Hypocrisy or what.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:52 pm 
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The Left Wing Archbishop of Canterbury condemns Amazon for not paying tax, but agrees it's ok for the Church to invest huge sums in the company. He slams the Gig economy, but accepts that there are cathedrals currently advertising zero hours jobs. Seems me he should get his own house in order before he starts preaching to others,

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 Post subject: Re: Hypocrisy or what.
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If he wants to be a politician, he should give up his post and fight for an MP's seat, at the next election.

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It goes against all my instincts but to be fair to the Archbishop, I doubt if he concerns himself greatly with the CoE's finances. That would be a different, more mundane, department.

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I cannot see how a bishop can fail to be political in this benighted country if he is at all true to his faith.

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If he wants to speak out, he's entitled to. I would expect it.

Perhaps he will embarrass the Church into cleaning up its act, re. their investment strategy and employment contracts.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:23 pm 
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Don't bank on it!

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His comments have already caused some embarrassing backtracking from within the Church, so he may well spark some changes by shaming them into it. Shame is quite a religious thing isn't it :)


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Stormy wrote:
If he wants to be a politician, he should give up his post and fight for an MP's seat, at the next election.


He's currently a Member of the House of Lords, which is part of Parliament isn't it?

Great to see the Members of that House speaking out. (IMHO)


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Stormy wrote:
If he wants to be a politician, he should give up his post and fight for an MP's seat, at the next election.


Doesn't his very job make him a politician?

Unlike any other religious leader doesn't he automatically get a seat in the Lords?

I don't know if it's still the case but not long ago, well within my memory, the CofE owhed some of the worst inner city slums in the country.


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Benighted! Are we all like that? ignorant, unenlightened, uneducated, unschooled, untutored, illiterate, unlettered, unlearned, unscholarly, unread, uninformed, backward, simple; .


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tuesdays child wrote:
Benighted! Are we all like that? ignorant, unenlightened, uneducated, unschooled, untutored, illiterate, unlettered, unlearned, unscholarly, unread, uninformed, backward, simple; .

No.

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The archbish could talk a bit less and use some of the obscene wealth of the CoE a bit more.

That goes for the Vatican lot and most 'religions' (so called).


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Hoarding wealth when people are in poverty isn't very Christian is it.


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