Friday, May 08, 2009

Quote of the Day...

... from Archbishop Cramner on Brown's spirituality.
The mixing of religion and politics tends to be incendiary if not terminal.

But Gordon Brown does it in an apologetic 19th-century emancipationist kind of way. He espouses a privileged place for the poor, which is why he enjoys making more of them. He then likes to be generous unto them with an abundance of welfare. In order for there to be justice for the poor, poverty must be alleviated, always mindful that relative poverty keeps politicians in work. He wants the faithful and prudent sheep to flock to him while the rich goats cling to their crosses of gold. Unless, of course, those goats contribute to Labour coffers, in which case there shall be treasure in Heaven and on earth; a spiritual seat to the right of the Lord and a temporal place in the Lords.

Nicely put...

1 comment:

Richard T said...

He's forgotten the bit about sitting on Gordon's right hand. No I didn't forget the h in sitting it was deliberate.