Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Anglican Archbishop Goes Grinch On Xmas

Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, blasted elements of the Christian Xmas story as "legend". Link. Per Dr. Williams: no wise men (at least not three), no asses and oxen surrounding baby Jesus, and Jesus wasn't even born in December!

How does one go about impeaching an archbishop? Doesn't this guy get it? His job is the perpetuation of myth. Religious doctrine = believe no matter what. Facts are neither here nor there. Faith is what sustains us in this world. Lose the compass of moral certitude from the gut and all is lost. How did George W. Bush know invading Iraq was the right move? His gut told him. See what I mean.

Three wise men bringing frankincense and myrrh and other cool baby gifts to the manger live in our gut. They exist there without resort to historical fact. We need them. Tear down the baby Jesus story and what falls next? The virgin birth? The resurrection? Jesus' bodily ascension into heaven? I say again, how does one impeach an archbishop? This guy has to go for he threatens the very foundations of Christianity. Throw out the wise men and asses in the manger and God only knows where that leads. You are robbing us of our faith Dr. Williams! Shame on you. Does Bill O'Reilly know about this?

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