edict of thessalonika discussion
Politics does not cover but actually includes a number of sins and I wonder if Christians are able to be politically active in the sense of a political party. It is one thing to condemn governments such as that of Syria for their brutal violence against their own people, or to condemn the economic policies of the present ConDem government in Britain, because both contradict basic tenets of Christianity, but it is another to be a member of a political party with all the compromises such a thing must entail. I was stunned to read that the late Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, whose writings on prayer I value highly, was a fan of Margaret Thatcher, the Apostle of Selfishness and Greed. What a ghastly contradiction!