Here I was, checking the my webcomics today, minding my own business, when suddenly it leapt out at me – a religious position, held by the archbishop of Canterbury, that doesn’t suck.
I’m as shocked as you are.
But Archbishop Dr Rowan Williams, if that is the way you structure his title, has come out and stated that a part of the reason why the church is opposing same-sex marriage is because a lot of christians are wrestling with such feelings themselves, and they need to get their heads in the game and think more clearly about it.
He also says that the church has made itself look silly (paraphrasing) by opposing women bishops and getting high profile involvement in gender politics, and admits that he’s “quite conscious too of the fact that people think that I’m weird and we’re weird.” Hell, he was speaking at an event for Christian teenagers called “Help, my friends think I’m mad”.
Yes, I do think you’re mad. I think you all are. BUT taking rational positions like “we need to get over our disgust over homosexuality” is a great way to cover for that madness.
Not sure how much my opinions have changed about the church; any church. But credit where credit’s due, I guess.
BTW, the offending webcomic is here. YAY JESUS AND MO!
Posted on June 27, 2012, in Atheism & Skepticism and tagged Archbishop of Canterbury, Church of England, Disgust, Dr Rowan Williams, Help My Friends Think I'm Mad, Homosexuality, Jesus and Mo, LGBT, Same-Sex Marriage. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.