Monday 20 February 2017

Bishops' fancy footwork

Published 29/03/2010 | 05:00

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

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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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