The Archbishop and Sharia Law

I read what was said by the Archbishop of Canterbury yesterday.  I have also read various comments about his remarks, including those from Iain Dale.  I could not find anyone who supported his remarks but I will keep looking.

I know that my fellow Welshman is a highly intelligent man.  Surely, he must have known that his remarks would be very controversial!

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2 Responses to “The Archbishop and Sharia Law”

  1. Adrian Lee Says:

    Rowan Williams “intelligent”?

    Well, only in the sense that any out-of-touch silly old hairy middle-class, academic dreamer locked in his ivory tower could be regarded as intelligent. Sorry Mark, but the man simply does not live on Planet Earth.

    Unfortunately, yesterday’s comments perfectly illustrate the long-term decay at the top of the Church of England. Back in the ’80’s Private Eye magazine used to send up the trendy vicar with their “Rev. Flannel Writes” column. This was in the era of David Jenkins as the Bishop of Durham, Christian CND, “Faith in the City” and the denouncing by senior clergy of Britain’s role in the Falklands War.

    Today, Rev. Flannel runs the Church of England from Lambeth Palace and is so desparate to accomodate the multi-cultural, politically correct agenda that he is willing to lend tacit support to an inhumane and utterly intollerant legal system.

    Of course, the really bizarre thing about all of this is that a beardie, leftie, Guardian-reading, guilt-ridden bleeding heart like Dr. Williams, by supporting the partial adoption of such a legal system, would discriminate against women and homosexuals.

  2. Mark Bowen Says:


    Welcome to the blog!

    As you know, I have never felt that intelligence is the important attribute and this episode shows why. I know that this is not the first time he has courted controversy but I expect that many in the Church of England will be really troubled about this.

    Interestingly, the only person I have heard agree with his remarks has been been the Bishop of Hulme. Nuff said, really!

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