Sunday 23 July 2017

Bishops' fancy footwork

IS it not wonderful to discover how conservative clergymen suddenly became liberals when Christ's words adversely affected those who were close to them?

Bishops who had preached a hardline, literal view on the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection, heaven, hell and all the rest, were secretly converted to a figurative interpretation of teachings when they read Our Lord's instructions on how to deal with a child molester -- that he be cast into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck.

We must wonder if they also secretly believe in a figurative interpretation of all those other biblical stories.

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