Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Arch Bishop Fiasco

Rowan Williams, the Arch Bishop of Canterbury has spoken out again. I know that I should be charitable to others, but this guy scares me. The article begins with this statement.

The Asian tsunami disaster should make all Christians question the existence of God, Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, writes in The Telegraph today

He also speaks of the “random, accidental death” of those in the Tsunami Disaster. This man is the head of the Anglican Church. I will be honest and admit that I openly worry about the health of the Church of England. This is the same leader who has taken a rather weak stand on the openly gay bishop elected in America. He has supported a new ‘sinner friendly’ bible translation and wants the Gospel of Thomas included in the Bible. Now he has done it again. A complete denial of God’s sovereign control. He offers no help, no comfort. Instead, he tries to rip away the only source of comfort in such an event. I have to wonder, how did this man ascend to the highest post in the Anglican Church? How can those faithful branches of the Anglican community, not only the churches here in America, but in Africa especially and elsewhere, remain united under this man’s leadership?

It saddens one to think that there are Christians out there who would turn to the Arch Bishop for guidance, and this is what he gives them. ‘It is okay to doubt God, and wonder why God exists.’ The great and glorious history of this church suffers a black eye under Dr. Williams. Somewhere Thomas Cramner is rolling over in his grave.