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November 17, 2009

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Anna

"self-described "hairy lefty," palace-dweller..."

Mee-oww. :D

Kellie Strøm

Faith groups? Why not musical groups? Folkdancing groups? Or culinary groups? How did community and culture become reduced to religion?

dw

If we shut down the Arts Council that's half a billion saved every year. Jarvis fucking Cocker can walk to the Arctic.

R. Sherman

I'm always amazed when people call my Christianity into question because I happen to think that higher taxes are not a good thing. Non-Christians toss out a "feed the poor" bromide and accuse me of hypocrisy. What such benevolent souls fail to see is that I cannot discharge my personal obligation to take care of the less fortunate by voting that someone else pay the bill.

Regards.

mlrosty

A left wing archbishop who pays no council tax, lives in a palace and has servants wants to make the world a better place by making me poorer.

George

"How did community and culture become reduced to religion?"

Not any old religion either, but the hairshirt, self-flagellating variety of the Archbish or the My-God-Is-Best of the Islamic supremacists. The latter will eventually win and abolish (or significantly curtail) all forms of communal and cultural activity not directly connected with the worship of Allah.

David

mlrosty,

“A left wing archbishop who pays no council tax, lives in a palace and has servants wants to make the world a better place by making me poorer.”

That’s the gist of it, yes. It’s for your own good. You see, this is the same penetrating mind that sees you as a victim of consumerism, and sees “every transaction in the developed world” as “an act of aggression” against the world’s poor. Our palace-dwelling socialist also sees jihadists as arguably having “serious moral goals” and regards the term “evil” as just “bombast,” even when it’s used to describe fanatics whose piety entails the slaughter of random children. We must “understand” such people, says he. But only in certain, dishonest ways. And don’t forget Dr Williams is accustomed to others picking up his tab. In 1985 he was arrested for protesting at Lakenheath air base in Suffolk. Due to his piety, the fine was paid by his college. Thus, for such a prick, his life is remarkably free of consequences. By almost any measure, Williams is the archetypal bien-pensant hypocrite – a wretched specimen.

Anna

"By almost any measure, Williams is the archetypal bien-pensant hypocrite"

And the Guardian's favourite holy man. Sorry, favourite *non-Muslim* holy man.

randian

Nor is it terribly obvious how being Muslim or Christian might bestow a parental or economic wisdom unavailable to less pious human beings.

I thought it fairly obvious that Christians won't be who the communities secretary listens to. This is stealth imposition of Muslim values, I guarantee it.

Gaw

I've no objection to clerics wanting us all to be poorer, even if they do live in palaces. It's what they do, to quote the Bishop of Stepney. It's just the desire to make the state richer - I've never seen that as part of the deal. Shouldn't Caesar eff off and mind his own business?

Horace Dunn

I always preferred Dr Williams before he became a Christian...

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David

It’s actually quite difficult to convey just how disgusting Williams is. He’s an absurdity; a bejewelled grotesque. He blathers at length about our “undermining” of “Islamic integrity” and our “diminishing of other cultures” – all in the same woolly, fact-free, self-loathing tone. (He’s forever using the paranormal “we” and ascribing to others his own facile assumptions.)

In his post-9/11 booklet “Writing in the Dust,” he claimed – based on nothing – that the jihadist hijackers had *no choice* but to murder 3000 random strangers: “We have something of the freedom to consider whether or not we turn to violence and so, in virtue of that very fact, are rather different from those who experience their world as leaving no other option.” His readiness to assert – based on nothing – that the terrorists had “no other option” is frivolous and nauseating, but entirely typical.

He’s an obfuscator, a hypocrite, an apologist for terrorism and a fellator of evil. Just the kind of guy to give moral instruction.

Stevegle

I can imagine that there are lots of church congregations and mosque-goers who have burning (sorry, make that intense) opinions on all the matters outlined so persuasively by Mr Denham. But what of Sikhs and Buddhists and Jews? Don't they count?

Oh, just a moment, weren't some of the greatest discoveries in the world made by Jewish people? Never mind. Maybe things like that don't count any more in our brave new world of opinions...

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