Comments: General Synod - more reports

"Referring to Dame Mary Warnock, who recently argued that faith had no part to play in moral discourse, Dr Sentamu said: “From where she stands, religion and morality must be prised apart.” This, he said, was “false prophesy, and potentially fatal to our social fabric”."

I see Sentamu trots out the old chestnut that one cannot be moral without being religious. Does he have any idea how offensive and smug that sounds to people who are NOT religious? - and that's without considering the immorality inherent in his representing a church that discriminates against people on grounds of sexuality and gender whilst it's illegal for everyone else.

Posted by Laurence C. at Friday, 11 February 2011 at 2:07pm GMT

Does England perhaps struggle with a synod that no longer understands?

My impression from frequent visits and from clergy friends, is that the church lives in its own bubble and is at least perceived as being out of touch with the reality that the people live with.

Posted by Nat at Friday, 11 February 2011 at 7:09pm GMT
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