Wednesday, August 06, 2008

And one more thing...

This seems pertinent to the last post. There was a time, not so long ago really, when resistance to the uncaring rule of bishops, peers and princes bore a completely indigenous British face. [2:33]

I wonder whether the bishops of the Anglican Communion walking in support of the excellent Millennium Development Goals carried any residual awareness of these people who proclaimed:

"They make the laws that chain us well;
The clergy dazzle us with heaven or they damn us into hell.
We will not worship the gods they serve:
The god of greed that feeds the rich while poor men starve."

All churches -- all our attempts to institutionalize our experience of a Loving Creator -- have a lot to live down.

The song is by Leon Rosselson. H/t to Suburban Guerillas for reminding me of it.

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