This is nice. Via Chuckles, Bruce Charlton discusses Welby and for a few moments, as I know Bruce is a Christian, I thought he might be preparing to excuse the bastard – turn the other cheek etc.
Take as an example the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby; the assumption is typically that he is a well-meaning individual, a real Christian; but a weak and ineffectual man who is a long way out-of-his-depth in the job. This benign diagnosis is usually underpinned by the idea that Christians (for some, not Christian, reason) ought to give people ‘the benefit of the doubt’ – in assuming they are well motivated.
This is nonsense! – we ought to discover and believe the truth of the situation, as best we can know it.
Justin Welby’s most obvious sin is that he is dishonest. When he is not actively lying, he is deceptively misleading. But Justin Welby only ever lies in one direction – which is either his own personal expediency or for the promotion of the (anti-Christian, anti-Good) agenda of the Global Leftist Establishment.
That’s just beautiful. Yes of course there’s an imperative to love thy neighbour and insofar as possible be on good terms with everyone but being on good terms with an anti-Christ ain’t part of it. Ditto with the Pope whom every Catholic I know makes excuses for when he is another anti-Christ in everything he says and does.
I prefer truth and calling out non-truth people rather than apologizing and appeasing.