The Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis  
Friday, 22 May, 2015, 07:58 AM - Mirvis
The football calendar is coming to an end. By an extraordinary coincidence, Judaism has a calendar too. And by an even more extraordinary coincidence, there's a Big Jewish Festival coming up. Happy nearly Shavuot everyone!

There isn't really anything interesting in the news at the moment. So with that unbelievably tenuous connection to contemporary events out of the way, I'd like to spend the remaining time talking entirely about this Big Jewish Festival, with no real moral lesson for anybody.

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Magnificently Revd Nicholas Baines, Bishop of Leeds, West Yorkshire, the Dales and any other bits that can't afford their own bishop any more  
Thursday, 21 May, 2015, 07:49 AM - Baines
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Sughra Ahmed, President of the Islamic Society of Britain  
Wednesday, 20 May, 2015, 07:49 AM
Hospitality has its roots in Muslim theology, proving once again the immense practical value of that subject.

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Rev Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields  
Tuesday, 19 May, 2015, 07:49 AM - Wells
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Alarmingly Reverend Bishop James Jones 
Monday, 18 May, 2015, 07:49 AM - Sport, James Jones
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Rev Dr Rob Marshall, Team Rector of East Ham  
Saturday, 16 May, 2015, 07:49 AM - Marshall
The Court of Protection reminds me of Jesus.

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Rev John Bell of the Iona Community  
Friday, 15 May, 2015, 07:48 AM - Bell
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Rev Canon Angela Tilby, Christchurch Cathedral Oxford  
Thursday, 14 May, 2015, 07:51 AM - Tilby
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Rhidian Babbling Brook, writer, celebrity and Christian  
Wednesday, 13 May, 2015, 07:51 AM - Art, Brook
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Science and Religion are equally Important, says Bishop of Paisley 
Wednesday, 13 May, 2015, 06:46 AM - Science, Not TFTD
If you want a bit of alternative light entertainment, try a visit to The Scotsman. There the Catholic bishop of Paisley, John Keenan LLB STL PHL, educates us on the complementary nature of science and religion, more specifically, his religion.

I won't quote the fool full article, just a couple of juicy little tasters.

Soon after, we find Christians heartily mocking other irrational gods of the time which, being so hopelessly capricious, are to them, no more than the work of human hands or, as we would say, the figment of men’s imaginations.


I know what you're thinking, I must've taken that out of context. Nope, go read it, that really is what he means to say. All the other gods are just hopelessly capricious and so obviously made up.

Then there's this little gem.

If you and I are really just stardust then how can this dust have inalienable rights; how can our loves be anything more than a mere collision of matter: how can our striving for justice for the weak be any more right than a totalitarian state’s will to absolute power?


Honestly? In your extensive studies, John Keenan LLB STL PHL, you never encountered a single possible alternative to your Invisible Magic Friend? It has never occurred to you that we, as a society, choose to create rights for all of us? (And we, as a society, even extend those rights to gay people. You remember them - just one of the minorities that your church persecutes every chance it gets because you've declared them to be an intrinsic moral evil?)

Can't spend any more time on this. I've got some more intellectually demanding tasks to do this morning, like doing the gardening.
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