Wednesday, October 04, 2006

No, You HAVEN'T Heard it All

You thought that the recent complaint that the USA is overfeeding the GitmoGang was the apex?

Think again.

Church of England leaders warned yesterday that calling God 'He' encourages men to beat their wives.

They told churchgoers they must think twice before they refer to God as 'He' or 'Lord' because of the dangers that it will lead to domestic abuse.

In new guidelines for bishops and priests on such abuse, they blamed "uncritical use of masculine imagery" for encouraging men to behave violently towards women.

They also warned that clergy must reconsider the language they use in sermons and check the hymns they sing to remove signs of male oppression.

The recommendation - fully endorsed by Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams - puts a question mark over huge swathes of Christian teaching and practice.

It throws doubt on whether the principal Christian prayer should continue to be known as the Lord's Prayer and begin 'Our Father'

Like they say: You Can't Make This S*&^ UP!!

HT: ProEcclesia


Amy said...

This is ridiculous.

The men in my family have been referring to God as 'He' and 'Lord' for generations, yet none of them are abusive.

The problem with abuse is that the men who do it often AREN'T in church.

Notice how Islamic teaching regarding women (as sub-humans) is somehow not responsible for abuse?

Billiam said...

Just another false church.