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Archbishop of Canterbury betrays faith and nation
15-02-2008, 02:04 PM,
Dear Kirk,

I agree entirely.

Of course there are some Muslim fanatics who feel that their faith compels them to acts which their own faith condemns; that is not an unknown phenomenon in our own Christian history, as evidenced by the way, for example, some try to wriggle out of the reality of the burnings of the sixteenth century by pointing out that it was the State and not the Church which passed sentence; a Cabinet Minister's spin doctor would be proud of that one. For a Faith founded on a call to repentance we Christians seem to have a problem with saying sorry.

As Christians we are charged to love those who hate us; we might concentrate on that for a time - and find that fewer hate us than we think. At the risk of being controversial it is unclear to me that the foreign policy pursued by our own government in the regions of the world where Muslims are in the majority has done anything to win the hearts and minds of followers of Islam. Talking about 'no go areas' is simply to play to the stereotype peddled by the media; there are plenty of white areas where one would not be advised to go in our inner cities - and plenty where the Faith no longer goes at all. If we, as Christians, could work on that instead of duffing up the Archbishop of Canterbury, it might produce better results.

In Christ,

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)

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