Tag Archive | Hypocrisy

The hypocrisy of Keith O’Brien is too easy a target

Hypocrisy (n)
1. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.
2. The practice of professing standards, beliefs, etc., contrary to one’s real character or actual behaviour, esp the pretence of virtue and piety

PriestKeith O’Brien, everyone’s favourite recently retired Scottish ex-cardinal, has issued a statement relating to the accusations made against him by four young priests, dating back many years. He admits to general failings, remaining uncommunicative on the specific allegations. While the statement is carefully worded, I think we can take that as an admission to the essence of the claims, if not the details. Read More…

Fundie God Dictation Bible: Matthew 6:5-6

This is dedicated to Bideford Town Council, Eric Pickles, Baroness Warsi, and all their fellow travellers who equate religious freedom with permission to enforce corporate prayer in the guise of public service. Read More…

Management is a holy calling

I’ve previously mentioned that the trouble with the church is that it’s run by people. On reflection, I think that might benefit from a little unpacking. I don’t expect perfection from people in any area, and the church is no exception. In fact, given that the church tends to attract a lot of people with various problems in their lives (and if it doesn’t, it probably should), and most of its activity at a local level is run by unpaid (and often untrained) volunteers, it wouldn’t surprise me if the church tended to be considerably more fallible than organisations of comparable size. Read More…

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