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Mon, 13 Apr 2009

Anglican hypocrisy

I suppose it's only to be expected that, as an offshoot of the Roman church, the Anglican church should be just as hypocritical as its parent is. Today the Anglican church is feebly bleating about oh how terrible it is that some people play football during the Easter weekend.

According to the BBC, "church leaders have called on the government to use Sunday trading laws to prevent Premier League matches being held on Easter Sunday in the future." The archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, said "the amazing thing about England is that we are not trying to force religion down people's throats, but there is a culture, a tradition, a way of behaving." Of course, Dr Sentamu isn't English, he's Ugandan, which presumably makes it OK for him to force religion down football fans' throats and may go some way towards explaining his lack of understanding of the English culture of not poking your nose into other peoples' lives.

Posted at 00:22 by David Cantrell
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This one I don't mind too much, as I think football is an intrusion into my life too... But yeah, Sunday trading laws should be banished to the annex of history. It made me so annoyed to hear another fucking bishop attribute "the breakdown of society" to "the lack of respect for the Sabbath", on BBC4's The Death of Reason last night... This was mixed up with the usual stuff you'd see in The Daily Mail about "the nuclear family" being the best way to raise children thank you, let's have no more of that other nonsense. Grr.

Posted by Marc on Fri, 17 Jul 2009 at 13:28:59

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