March 21, 2006

Can We Trade Clerics With The UK?

What clergy in England say about creationism in school:

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has stepped into the controversy between religious fundamentalists and scientists by saying that he does not believe that creationism - the Bible-based account of the origins of the world - should be taught in schools.

... "I think creationism is ... a kind of category mistake, as if the Bible were a theory like other theories ... if creationism is presented as a stark alternative theory alongside other theories I think there's just been a jarring of categories ... My worry is creationism can end up reducing the doctrine of creation rather than enhancing it," he said. ...

We'll trade you a Falwell, a Robertson and a Dobson for your Williams. And that's just our opening offer, really, the floor for negotiations. The tiniest bit of wheedling could get you a free Hutcherson. Other exciting prizes could be yours, Britain, so act now, even though our supplies can't be said to be limited.

Posted by natasha at March 21, 2006 10:11 AM | International | Technorati links |

You may retract that offer after you see his eyebrows!

Posted by: yank in london at March 21, 2006 10:16 AM

I don't know about that. Williams is weaseling on whether gay folks are full children of God. Used to think so when he was just a bishop. Now he feels called to try to hold homophobic areas together with the US, UK and Canada by ducking the question. Neither side is going to let that fly.

Posted by: janinsanfran at March 24, 2006 09:38 AM