Friday, February 08, 2008

One rule for Ahmed, another for the Archdruid

What a sad day for Rowan Williams. The Welsh head of the Church of England and fully sworn-up member of the pagan Gorsedd of Bards has contended that Islamic "Sharia" law should supersede national law in the UK.
 
And - incredibly - he is in a state of shock at the outrage in his church and right across the UK!
 
How can the leader of a Christian church be the one to suggest the British throw away centuries of laws born of its Christian heritage and quite fitting and correct for Western Europeans? Him of all people!
 
Well, whether you agree with him or not, you have to agree he is a fool. He was a fool to think it, he was a fool to say it and he was a fool to expect anything other than the national uproar he has rightly reaped.
 
As my Welsh teacher used to say, "Mae eisiau berwi dy ben, Rhywyn!" (You need your head boiled). And the CofE needs a Christian leader. You wouldn't catch √Čire's RC hierarchy calling for Sharia! They have more sense.

4 Comments:

At 1:26 a.m., Anonymous bill said...

Bully for Williams! I think he stuck a stick in it and stirred it up. Now that it's front and centre, it's apt to have first, the ranting and raving and foaming at the mouth and then, hopefully, a sober second view. The law is supposed to represent the standards of ALL the people in a society as established through their elected representatives. It is not supposed to be Christian, Jewish, Muslim or any other faith/religion but secular. One law for all. An example might be marriage which requires a civil certificate. If people also choose a religious ceremony, that's their choice but in the eyes of the LAW, they must have that civil licence or it never happened. Maybe the controversy and debate will help people to begin to define what ONE NATION under THE LAW really is.

 
At 10:03 p.m., Anonymous Da said...

"It is not supposed to be Christian, Jewish, Muslim or any other faith/religion but secular".

Sharia law is secular now?

 
At 10:34 p.m., Anonymous bill said...

My point is that none of those are secular, including Sharia law. If the majority of people in a society, through their elected representatives, decide through free vote to adopt that system, then it legitimately becomes the law of the land. At that point, I might be inclined to consider that state a theocracy rather than a democracy. So far the Muslims in U.K. don't outnumber the rest of society but it might be something to keep an eye on. One point to make in regards to the current secular law is, stand up publicly and state that you don't believe in the Holocaust. Check for results.

 
At 2:57 a.m., Blogger Johnny Guitar said...

Everyone hates the Archbishop. Everyone hates the Muslims. Methinks the atheists shall inherit the earth.

 

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