Quickbeam of Fangorn – who’s interesting username I first read as ‘Quick Beam of Angor n’….recently asked in the com box:
Sorry to be off topic, but since your a British convert I was wondering what you thought about Dr. Williams comments on introducing Sharia law into British society. While it appears your country is getting quite a few Polish Catholic to help stop the bleeding I don’t know if it’s going to be enough to prevent Islam from becoming dominant.
DO you think the Holy Spirit will bring about a Catholic resurgance in British society?
Thanks for the question Quickbeam of Fangorn.
As many of you know, I’m not the fount of all knowledge, that would be Google.com (it’s true. Everytime my kids ask a question I don’t know the answer to, my response to them is ‘Google it’) but I am rather an opinionated person so here’s what I think, in brief.
Dr. Williams needs to prescibe himself a cask of guinness, a party hat, a small boat, one oar (well, it should be a bit difficult for him to row the Tiber don’t you think?) , a life-jacket, co-ordinates to Italy via boat and a land map with the Vatican clearly marked on it with a big red ‘X’.
Oh, sorry that wasn’t really so much an opinion as my personal advice to Rowan…hmm, let’s see if I can answer the question properly now;
In response to Dr Williams comment during an interview with a BBC correspondent, he is quoted as saying;
” there’s one law for everybody – I think that’s a bit of a danger”
Now, no offence to my anglican blog buddies, but my response to that is that it’s fairly ‘typical’ of Dr. Williams to say such a thing really isn’t it?
This is the C of E to which we refer, division is in their very nature. They’re (the anglican church) so loathe to offend anyone that they accept just about every shade of anything and everything. They’re always wishy washy, always to be found sitting in the grey area, always playing it safe by being everybody ‘bestest friend’.
Whether political or religious, I believe that people want their ‘leaders’ to be unambiguous…..I know I do, and I believe that people the world over do too. My feeling is that eventually the C of E will splinter themselves into so many tiny pieces that they will cease to exist at all.
And not before time if you ask me.
If I were Rowan I’d be planning my great escape from the sinking ship that is the Church of England.
It’s another post in itself, and I’ll save further elaboration for later, but in response to Q of F’s closing question I would have to say that as far as the resurgence of Catholicism in England goes, I would have to say that I do indeed believe that there is the potential yet, for a great movement toward Catholicism in this great country called England. The real question however is, are we ready for it?
Feel free to discuss this between yourselves in the combox or alternatively you can always let the Arch of Canterbury know what you think…because he really, really, really wants to know…honest. Look – here’s proof!
If he doesn’t email you back by the end of the day, you might want to think about contacting his superior, the Head of the Church of England – the Queen. I urge you to be patient if waiting for a response though as it does say on her
blog, er, website that she’s a wee bit busy arranging her 80th Birthday celebrations right now, so you might just have a bit of a wait.
I do have it on good authority however (The Documentary: The Monarchy) that her Ladies in Waiting (who are unpaid I believe – they serve for the mere thrill of working for HRH)…do try to write ‘personally’ to those they deem deserving of a response…