Monday, July 09, 2007

Church Admits God IS NOT Omnipotent!

Interesting article on the BBC today regarding the horse-trading going on at the general synod of the Church of England which, inter alia, hides the tacit admission that 'God' is not the omnipotent, all-seeing entity that theologians and clerics of all stripes would like us to believe. In fact, it would seem that 'God' is not only rather myopic, but that he suffers from glaucoma and macular degeneration as well - and perhaps even retinal apoptosis in addition, for it seems that 'He' cannot see much of what is going on around 'Him'.

According to Robert Pigott, the Religious Correspondent for the BBC...
The synod ... couldn't be faulted for its steadfast support of the institution of marriage...

There's been some alarm in Church circles at the steady decline in the number of couples opting for matrimony. Figures last month showed the lowest rate ever.

It also faces intense competition from clubs, hotels, and even beaches in far-off countries to host the event.

The result was a measure significantly extending the choice of parish churches open to couples.

And then he adds these telling comments...

There still seems to be a feeling that a church is the "proper" place to get married.

The Church's own research suggests that people feel vows made in the sight of God carry more weight than those made elsewhere.

Seems to me that is a tacit admission that 'God' can see only what's going on in church which, by definition, means that 'He' is not omnipotent if 'He' can't see into registry offices, clubs, hotels, and even beaches in far-off countries, or any of the alternative venues that people prefer to be married in rather than a church and officiated over by a hypocritical cleric muttering superstitious mumbo-jumbo.

Mind you, given that church attendance in the UK is a minority hobby, indulged in solely by the credulous , the needy, the ignorant, the delusional, the hypocritical, and the would-be social climbers, or a combination thereof, it is hardly surprising that these ne'er-do-well clerics with their sinecures are becoming increasingly worried that they will soon have little to do except talk amongst themselves.

Still, they could always occupy themselves with a modern variation of the hoary question, "How many angels could stand on the head of a pin?"with this one, "How many clerics have sexually abused people?"

Funny how 'God' didn't see any of that going on either!

1 comment:

Revenant said...

Of course gord can't see into those places, he's too high off the "sweet savour" of roasted farm animals.