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Marcus Small's Avatar Jump to comment 55 by Marcus Small

It does feel a little bit like the Iraq war protests, 'Not in my name' was the slogan. So what are we doing Giles Fraser and Merlinaeus? Giles is doing something, I suppose, he does have a nationally heard voice, you and I don't have. But is it all hot air? Yes of course there the petitions, I have signed them all.

But here is the thing, the conservative evangelical tail is wagging the church of England dog. Why? because it has money, that money gives it power, power out all proportion to its numbers.

Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”"

And there is the rub, when you need their money, they have the power.

Brother Francis was right, and we have much to let go of.

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:32:21 UTC | #947226