Posted by Christopher Johnson | Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 | Uncategorized | 28 Comments
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men(Matthew 5:13).
Does Rowan Williams have to draw you a picture? My gracious lord of Canterbury provides yet another reason why Christian Anglicans must cut ties with Lambeth Palace:
In an unprecedented move by a Western Christian leader, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has praised British Muslims for bringing back religion and ethics into public life.
“I think Islam has made a very significant contribution to getting a debate about religion into public life,” Williams, the leader of the Anglican Church, told the Muslim News.
“And I think it’s very right that we should have these debates and discussions between Muslims and Christians and others in public.”
As Mark Shea puts it, “Supernature abhors a vacuum.” So if Dr. Williams praises Muslims for bringing religion back into public life, he is actually admitting that Muslims are doing what the Church of England has been too gutless to do for many decades.
The Author and Finisher of the faith Dr.Williams claims to profess said fairly early on that “society” would always be “a rather unfriendly place for religious people.” But again, we must go back to a basic principle.
Which of these two is going to eat today? The one who goes into the orchard and picks apples? Or the one who hopes that somebody fills his fruit basket for him?
Williams called for bolstering Muslim-Christian cooperation to serve the well being of the whole community.
“The idea that what’s good for me and what’s good for you belongs together,” he said.
“Both Muslims and Christians have a very strong sense of God’s will being done in community, when we really follow the needs of the community and work for one another on that in the will of God.”
There’s also that whole Cross thing which some of us know is a great gulf fixed between Christians and Muslims since we (allegedly) believe it and know it to be essential while Muslims don’t. But Dr. Williams is a smart man so he’ll eventually figure something out.
Thanks to Priscilla.