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2003-10-14 Britain
Rowan Williams: Terrorists can have serious moral goals
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Posted by Christopher Johnson 2003-10-14 8:35:00 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [411 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 It's comforting to know that a high-level official in a moral authority such as the Church of England feels so strongly about this issue. I expect he'll announce soon that Satan is not evil, but merely misunderstood.
Posted by Dar  2003-10-14 8:45:56 PM||   2003-10-14 8:45:56 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 Will no one rid us of this meddlesome priest?
Posted by Robert Crawford  2003-10-14 8:57:44 PM|| []  2003-10-14 8:57:44 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Christopher Johnson, just wanted to note I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks!
Posted by Seafarious  2003-10-14 9:10:01 PM||   2003-10-14 9:10:01 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 You're quite welcome.
Posted by Christopher Johnson  2003-10-14 9:12:08 PM|| []  2003-10-14 9:12:08 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 "It is possible to use unspeakably wicked means to pursue an aim that is shared by those who would not dream of acting in the same way, an aim that is intelligible or desirable." He said that in ignoring this, in its criticism of al-Qa’eda, America "loses the power of self-criticism and becomes trapped in a self-referential morality."

Oh, no! We would never want to be trapped in a self referential morality. I would rather be killed. So this band of merry men in white would rather we dabble in moral relativism instead of protecting ourselves and wiping out scum that have vowed to destroy us.

I am glad that we broke away from the Church of England. I hope that the UK does too, if the church leadership does not reform themselves and get rid of these white-robed nutcases.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-10-14 9:15:59 PM||   2003-10-14 9:15:59 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Sounds like *someone* needs to visit WTC 'ground zero' and then the mass graves of Iraq. Then the mass graves of Germany where another 'rogue state' was appeased back in the 30's.

Dammit sometimes you just have to go in and open a large canister of whup-ass to get your message across. We have tried it this 'international' way for what? 10, 20 years? And all it got us is 3,000 innocent victims dead.
Posted by CrazyFool  2003-10-14 9:54:46 PM||   2003-10-14 9:54:46 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Hello, boys! Everybody say "fatwa"!
Posted by tu3031 2003-10-14 10:17:07 PM||   2003-10-14 10:17:07 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, yesterday urged America to recognise that terrorists can "have serious moral goals".

So do we, Doc. The question is: would you rather that the U.S. attain its goals in Iraq and the Middle East, or the Islamofascists attaining their goals worldwide?

(Hint: If they do, Doc, you'll be out of a job)
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2003-10-14 10:30:58 PM||   2003-10-14 10:30:58 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 Is he representative of what passes for religion in Great Britain? Oh, poor old England!
Posted by Uncle Joe  2003-10-14 11:45:02 PM||   2003-10-14 11:45:02 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 Unfortunately, he does. A self-described "hairy lefty," he represents the classic pattern of left-of-centre infection and corruption of a once-respected institution. Once they establish control of their host, there is often no stopping until their host's credibility resources are consumed, and/or it is destroyed. Other examples besides the CoE include AI, the BBC, the NYT (and many other newspapers), the UN...

If the CoE wants to retain some respect, it needs to put the brakes on the sort of melt-down morality espoused by Williams. He has no concept of leadership, just reactionism.
Posted by Bulldog  2003-10-15 4:16:10 AM||   2003-10-15 4:16:10 AM|| Front Page Top

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