Sunday, July 23, 2006

It's A Sin...But Only When Others Do It!

According to an article in 'The Sunday Times' today, Richard Chartres, the Anglican Bishop of London, has declared it sinful for people to contribute to climate change by flying on holiday, driving a “gas-guzzling” car or failing to use energy-saving measures in the home.

Chartres, the third most senior bishop in the Church of England, has stated, "Making selfish choices such as flying on holiday or buying a large car are a symptom of sin. Sin is not just a restricted list of moral mistakes. It is living a life turned in on itself where people ignore the consequences of their actions.”

Unsurprisingly the Bishop doesn't think that it is a sin to lie to people about the existence of his make-believe god that he claims to serve, and that it is all right for him to pontificate about how we should live our lives whilst he enjoys all the trappings of wealth and power for himself.

Bet the same hypocritical Bishop doesn't tell his darling Prince Charles - who hopes soon to be the Head of the Church of England - that it is a sin for him to own a fleet of gas-guzzlers, jet about everywhere in private helicopters and planes, and run several large homes that consume vast amounts of energy between them.

If Chartres was really interested in reducing global warming, he and his ilk should stop spouting all their mendacious hot air and get themselves a real job doing something useful for a change.

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