Abide with Me in an Age of Posturing

It seems all too possible that puerile leftist posturing will go on undermining enlightened Western civilisation. Waiting in the wings is its Dark Ages replacement. I have prayer. My prayer is that God-given reason eventually prevails, but there are many moments when it is very difficult to keep the faith

At my Anglican church on a recent Sunday the lady giving ‘the prayers of the people’, having delivered the accustomed collective environmental mea culpa, asked that we pray for Palestinians in Israeli jails who were apparently on hunger strike, to thank God for our multicultural and diverse society, and to help us resist hate speech. She made no mention of Jews killed by Palestinian terrorists, or of Christians being persecuted in the Middle East, or of underage Muslim girls in Australia being wedded off or subjected to FGM.

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  • Jay Currie

    And the Anglican Church wonders why it is dying.

    In the little church we went to in the back country I would happily call out my friend the Benedictine monk if he used his pulpit to push the lefty causes he devoutly believed in. Pray for the sick and the victims of war by all means; but leave the analysis and the politics at the Church door.

    If the homily veered into doubtful territory I would give him a “hard stare”. Worked a treat.

  • El Martyachi

    How did we get here? It is hard to say. The feminisation of schooling may have played a part.

    Fearlessly insightful as always, quadrant.

  • Justin St.Denis

    While many maintain that “muslims ruin everything”, there is an equally strong argument to be made that “women ruin everything”. Just saying……

    • Tooth&Claw

      The extreme expression of either sex linked trait ruins everything.

  • QiPo

    I have zero confusion as to why our sacred Lord told his followers to sell their cloaks and buy swords.

  • shasta

    It was crap like that which finally stopped me from attending the Anglican church. I had decided on agnosticism or atheism as a philosophy many years before, but kept attending due to the services that I liked, the history, and the friends I had in the congregation. The now constant bull shit from the pulpit and constant funding of overseas projects while ignoring the local needy finally got me to leave for good about 10 years ago.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Why churches and their various agencies continue to finance their own demise through facilitating the immigration of people of an ideology inimical to their own belief system is beyond me.