Dear Mr Menadue, what a pearl I have found in this forwarded message from a colleague! Your summary of Emeritus Bishop Geoffrey Robinson travails are a welcome affirmation for me, crystalising what I have long suspected of the church hierarchy’s false ethos and immoral behaviour, especially with respect to covering up for criminals and destroying the truth to preserve themselves and their false righteousness. My oldest brother, a priest in the Monfort order, had warned me about the corruption of power in the church ranks. The rejection and bastardisation of truth starts with the dogmatic insistence on unbelievable “beliefs” (does anyone really believe that our God “leads us into temptation” unless we ask him not to?) and non-sensical traditions and the great put-down to our critical thinking of the concept of “infallibility”. The Christian message is great and simple! Yet, the mostly egocentric, power-hungry senior churchmen , detached from real life, have made the message so complicated and incongruent (“condoms help spread AIDS”!!) to our daily needs that it is no wonder the young and middle-aged thinking people, like my daughter the Geriatrician and her husband the Emergentologist, have no time for organised religion.
very glad to have stumbled upon this blo
“Fashion your life as a garland of good deeds” Buddha
It’s is heartening John,to read that you continue to promote this ideal.
I am delighted to happen upon your blog.
How do I follow this blog and get advice when new entries appear?
Catherine.You have provoked me to arrange this.See at the bottom of the side bar on my blog home page.Hope it works.I am a beginner in these matters!
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John, thanks for this most stimulating website. I have a query about the link at the bottom of the side bar which says “Click here to receive an email alert when a new blog is posted.” It then goes to Follow That Page, then Next to what is sternly listed as an Untrusted Connection, with a number of repeated warnings even when this is ignored. Does this have the integrity you intended?
OK with me
I am checking.Sorry for the delay
I’m not sure why but this website is loading extremely slow for me.
Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end?
I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.
Outstanding post but I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this
topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more.
I am not sure what topic you are referring to
I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative and interesting, and let me tell you, you’ve
hit the nail on the head. The issue is something which too few
folks are speaking intelligently about.
Now i’m very happy I stumbled across this in my hunt for something relating to this.
kindly supply your email address for submitting articles
I sent it to you. John M