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Enough To PO The Archbishop of Canterbury

From The Times [the real one in London, you’ve seen their font]:

Christians in the Middle East are being put at unprecedented risk by the Government’s “shortsighted” and “ignorant” policy in Iraq, The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, says today.


Dr Williams, writing in today’s Times, says that one prediction that was systematically ignored was that Western military action would put the whole of the Middle East’s Christian population at risk.


Dr Williams, who is visiting Israel with Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, Bishop Nathan Hovhannisian, the Armenian Primate of Britain and David Coffey, the head of the Baptist World Alliance, returns to Britain today with a call for all British churches to take action to raise the profile of Christians in the Middle East. Dr Williams said yesterday that the Israeli-built wall around Bethlehem symbolised what was “deeply wrong in the human heart”.

The little town of Bethlehem was a majority Christian location until the last decade. After centuries surrounded by Muslims, Christian families have left because there is no longer anyway to make a living in the town. Once an important destination for pilgrims and tourists, the quest for “security” has made it extremely difficult reach.

I guess the Archbishop is another “hippie” who can’t be trusted because he was right.

December 23, 2006   Comments Off on Enough To PO The Archbishop of Canterbury

Happy Festivus

Yes, today was the celebration of the very untraditional Festivus.

If you celebrate I hope all of your grievances were aired and the airing did not involve the Festivus pole being used in an inappropriate fashion.

December 23, 2006   6 Comments

Surely You Jest

I generally listen to The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge every year, but there is no way I would wait 32 hours in line to see it in person.

It is a very nice traditional service that embodies the Christmas season, but I can’t believe someone had 32 hours available at Christmas to wait outside in a Cambridge winter.

December 23, 2006   3 Comments