Category Archives: Philosophy and religion

Welby is no Christian

If Welby took off his frock and gave up his sin-ecures, left the church and then turned around and said this:

Welby is no Christian

… then he’d be showing some sort of integrity, albeit a twisted one.    But as a defender of the faith, as expressed in the two books of the bible, he is unfit for purpose and is doubly damned.

The concept of venal versus mortal sin is not so difficult.   Let’s step back from the religious and look at it in society in general.    If you do something wrong, e.g. an affair, then that is venal – it is weakness of the flesh, it can be forgiven.

If you try to lead someone else into that, knowing it to be wrong, then that is mortal.   Welby must know his bible and yet he speaks things anathema to that bible.   So he is failing to fulfil that which he was appointed to do.

Which level of Dante’s hell would he find himself at?



Alice in Quantumland


Continuing this morning’s theme about all things weird, there is this article by a lass called Maria Popova, via haiku, himself a mysterious character.

Now our Maria, naturally, in looking at quantum physics, must needs bring the gender issue into a review of Alice in Quantumland, by particle physicist Robert Gilmore of CERN, that organization with the statue of Kali outside.

It’s not so much the particle physics but that he gets a female to discover all this difficult science which Maria is so proud of and sees the need to head the article with. No doubt there should be quotas governing that.

No matter. This from Gilmore: Continue reading

The Question

6a00e54fe4158b8833016304de145d970d-320wiMemo to self – when you awake at 3 a.m., just in time for the voice on the computer to say, “It’s 3 a.m.,” when it dawns that your airbed has collapsed under you, that moving the room round during the day meant the bed was going to be up against the heater you forgot to turn off and the piece-de-resistance – when you forgot to switch off the Doctor Who Series 6 final disc as you fall asleep and some sort of nightmare wakes you, with people screaming and the Silence wreaking havoc, with the Doctor being shot multiple times, when everyone is running around with eyepatches on, when Amy Pond is talking in the garden to her daughter many years older than her, then a reality check is needed. Continue reading

Progressive idealism? What a load of bollox

Chuckles sends a piece by one Fosetti and as Chuckles and I align on many things, I presumed I’d agree with this Fosetti.

Perhaps I didn’t read it fully but when he quotes one Moldbug:

Progressive Idealism is a nontheistic branch of Christianity, specifically its Unitarian (American) and Nonconformist (British) sects, both of course dating back to the Puritans, who were the first to construct the integrated political, educational and religious system who much-improved descendant now hold Planet Three in its icy, inexorable grip.

. . .

The only reason we don’t think of the Progressives’ descendants, the Psuedo-Democrats, as a Christain party, is that the Psuedo-Democrats don’t want us to. In fact, their theocratic ideology, progressive idealism, is the leading modern descendant of the most powerful American Christian tradition, the “mainline” Protestants, who infested New England in the early 1600s and for some damned reason have never left.

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Quick bites – St Aidan

800px-Lindisfarne_Castle_from_HarbourCherie is running a piece on St Aidan, she links here and there’s always Wiki.

This is my heartland.  Northumbria, inc. Deira and the Irish connection are the strands from which my family is descended on both sides.   Roughly speaking, the area from West Riding, in a sweep through York and up to Lindisfarne, is my homeland.  It’s also one reason I like mead.

Thanks, Cherie for mentioning St Aidan.

C of E not fit for purpose

There are some things which are so bleedin’ obvious to anyone sentient:

Church risks break up, says Carey: Former Archbishop warns Anglicans should stop ‘dancing to the world’s agenda’

Someone in the elite says it at last.   When I revisited my Anglicanism some weeks back – you may recall some posts – it was this which shocked me.  In a discussion with both a vicar and a lay worker at a major cathedral, the line they were taking was unscriptural on many issues and it was to appease people infested by modernism.

The whole point of Christianity is that it is an immovable rock.   Antiquated, timeless, eternal, the message never altering one iota.   Uncompromising, not relative.   How these two people could look me in the eye and justify bending the Word to “try to attract more people” amazed me.

It is precisely the Laodecian nature of the CofE now which turns people off.   And if people don’t want the message in scripture, is it helped any by saying w-e-e-e-l-l-l-l, we’re not that bad, you know, we’re really quite hip?    Do the ungodly out there really think these swinging priests and nuns are, like, fashionable, man?

Anyone seriously entering a church, aside from as tourism, is not going there to be placated, he or she is going there to touch base with his or her Maker.

The question of whether you accept a deity, accept strictures on marriage and sex, on ethical dealing with others, is not the point here – the point is that there is an institution which is meant to be pushing this line and it is not doing it.  Therefore, it is no longer fit for purpose.

But we’ve known this a long time.