Thursday, 26 November, 2015, 07:57 AM - TilbyThere's nothing interesting in the news today, so I thought I'd mention that the monks of Glastonbury just made up all the stuff about Jesus visiting the place. I know what you're thinking, religious people making stuff up, how terrible. You only have to read the New Tasty mint, a reliable and not at all made up source, to realise that widespread international travel by the visible bit of the Invisible Magic Friend is a very silly idea.
The monks tales are not fraud however. This is faith spreading, being relevant and, by religious standards, counts as true.
Great Uncle Dr Lord Indarjit Singh JP, CBE, Baron Wimbledon, Director of the Network of Sikh Organisations
And another thing, Guru Nanak thought there was too much fighting between religions, so he invented a new one. Yes, the solution to inter-religious slaughter is always more religion.
How do we reconcile the Invisible Magic Friend of this unbounded generosity with the Invisible Magic Friend who instructs his followers to ruthlessly gun down innocent people? It turns out that the will of the Invisible Magic Friend always seems to reflect the will of the believer. Who'd have thunk it?
My point, I think, is clear.
Unbelievably Revd Nicholas Baines, Bishop of Leeds, West Yorkshire, the Dales and any other bits that can't afford their own bishop any more
Friday, 20 November, 2015, 07:49 AM - BainesSt Francis, Paris, god, god, god, pray, god, god, god, pray, pray, god, god, god. Repentance, Greek, Jesus... hope.
And that is the Big News today from a Faith Perspective.
Wednesday, 18 November, 2015, 07:49 AM - BannerI've recently become sorry for a group of people who are required to react to contemporary events but who have nothing whatsoever to say.
This reminds me of Pontius Pilate and the question, what is truth?