Of church bells and minarets

A bit late to the party with this one, and not that much to add except that when it comes to the Swiss passing a law to ban minarets we should remove the beam in our own eye rather than worrying about the mote in another countries. For a bit of background as this is rather late after the immediate fuss has died down, the Swiss have decided that four minarets is quite enough and they’d not like any more. As far as I can tell they don’t care who wants to build them or why. Generally speaking I’m with … Continue reading

Thier lack of faith is disturbing…

Via Archbishop Cranmer I discover that Roman Catholic bishops in New Zealand are to introduce swine flu precautions, though they don’t seem to have gone as far as Patrick O’Donoghue, the Bishop of Lancaster. As a very lapsed papist I find their lack of both faith and any trace of common sense quite disturbing. Reportedly the Bishops are : stopping parishioners receiving communion wafers on the tongue, communion wine from the chalice and from shaking hands at the sign of peace at masses in New Zealand. Now apart from the odd lack of faith that worries about diseases being communicated … Continue reading