As “defender of the Faith” the Queen would be neglecting her duty if she spoke ill of the established Church. But in her latest defence of “faith” she resorts to bald-faced lies, special pleading and appears to have forgotten the First Commandment too!
The Royal Family, in its best light, is a harmless anachronism, with the possible exception of the ridiculous Prince of Wales. And support for the Monarchy often comes in the form of a negation of the alternative. Of course, people should be wary of the Presidential model, given the calibre of presidents we see around the world. However the Queen’s latest proclamations in support of the Church, and religion in general, make the asinine ramblings of an Obama or Sarkozy seem like the better option.
Wading into the latest public debate on secularism, hot on the heels of the fantastically stupid Baroness Warsi, who also happens to be unelected, the Queen has said of the established Church, “Its role is not to defend Anglicanism to the exclusion of other religions. Instead, the Church has a duty to protect the free practice of all faiths in this country.” That, ladies and gentlemen, is a lie; either that or the Church might as well shut its doors tomorrow. Allow me to refer you to the first four articles of the Christian Faith taken from Exodus chapter 20:
I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery
Do not have any other gods before me
You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth
You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me
Catchy aren’t they? I especially like the fact that Yahweh brought the Israelites out of slavery just so that he could “punish the children for the iniquity of parents”. I would’ve taken my chances with the Pharaoh to be honest, at least you can see him while he’s punishing you!
Anyway, I digress. The point is that the Queen is making a vain, thinly veiled attempt to make the Church appear “modern” and “progressive” and “inclusive”, and probably many other politically correct buzzwords no doubt. Meanwhile, back in the real world, the point of the Church it to inculcate its own particular brand of myth based dogma to the exclusion of other, equally ludicrous, myth based dogmas; whilst simultaneously insisting that men who wear dresses that would’ve made Liberace blush get to sit on the legislature, without being elected of course. I can see a theme here, can you?