There’s nothing like a little misreading of a prelate to get the holiday internet juices flowing. Well, maybe quite a lot of misreading. The Archbishop of Canterbury raises doubts about the Gospel According to Hallmark, gets misquoted in the media, and the bloggerdom (or is it bloggerdumb?) is all over it.
Rowan Williams is, if you believe the high road, a “buffoon,” sinister, “translucently foggy,” “Archdruid,” and the list goes on.
One commenter asked, “I am a member of the CoE. I love its churches but despair of its empty pews. You would think that a guy managing a church in freefall would think more about filling rather than emptying further his churches of real believers.”
I suppose we can fill those pews up with vicious and “true” opinions about leadership. Yep, that’s what all the inactive Christians in the world want. Just give ‘em Jerry Springer on Christmas Eve and they’ll be falling all over themselves for a front seat on Holy Family Sunday.
Peace on Earth, good will to all, people. Maybe the Christmas message needs to be preached a little more often. As we toss a grain of salt at the depiction of the combined Shepherd/Magi convention in Bethlehem.