"One should be wary of overestimating the intelligence of the bishops.
They fall for every trendy trick that's going. In the1960s it was CND
when they argued for unilateral nuclear disarmament- forgetting that
the only nation which had ever suffered nuclear attack was Japan,
which nation did not, of course, possess the bomb.
"Then it was liberation theology, otherwise known as supporting Communist
revolutionaries in South America. Are you, like me, old enough to
remember the Church of England's Christmas advertisement picturing
Jesus as Che Guevara? "Liberation theology"? Do you remember your
Orwell? "Liberation is slavery. Truth is Lies."
"Then in the 1980s, because of course, they hated Margaret Thatcher,
they composed one of the most specious and illiterate documents of all
time called "Faith in the City."
"They supported the ANC against such democratic forces as were trying
to emerge in South Africa. And naturally, they were in favour of that
renowned democrat and egalitarian Robert Mugabe who turns out to be a
tyrant and mass murderer, the very ruination of his country - which
used to be the breadbasket of Africa but which is now the centre of
starvation and mass murder
"The thing about the Church of England - I don't mean the ordinary,
sane people in the pews, but the insane and vastly uneducated
ideologues who actually run the church.bishops. Synods and the like.
is that in the name of the gospel it consistently defends the latest
claptrap as divine revelation.
"You might say the Church of England always follows secular fashion
only, like some Prince Consort, one dutiful pace behind.
"So now we priests in the Church are encouraged, nay browbeaten and
threatened, to subscribe to the greatest financial scam to inflict
itself upon the national consciousness since the South Seas Island
Bubble. I mean, of course, the fantasy of global warming.
"The church has swallowed whole the spurious (but of course, politically correct)
propaganda in favour of this drivel. So now we have ,as it were, not
Directors of Mission - God forbid we should think alien religions were
in any way inferior! - but Archdeacons for low energy light-bulbs and
Area Deans for carbon footprint.
"What does it say for the mind of the Church that it should be so taken
in by this rubbish? I thought we were called to be prophetic, standing
out against the trend, of following the corrupt and fanciful
anti-intellectualism of our times in a mood of what can only be
described as corrupt and faithless sentimentality
"The bishops and synodsmen, the hierarchy which presumes to govern us,
is intellectually vacuous, senile and entirely captured by - what it
ought prophetically to oppose - the spirit of a debauched and decadent