Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Blair Wants to Convert Pope to Blairism

No, Tony, other way round, Pope talks, you listen...

In an article with gay magazine, Attitude, Tony Blair, when asked about Church teaching on a range of matters said,

"For many people in the world of religion, they have found they’re facing the same challenge as everybody else is in changing times, when it comes to the role of women, the issues to do with sexuality, and so on. But the problem within the institutions of organised religion as opposed, for example, to those in politics, is that those attitudes get mixed up with those of doctrine. For something that is religious in nature, it can be far harder for them to break with the past. They’re hard – they’re really difficult. Because people are debating – what is the word of God? If something is expressed in a particular way in the Bible or the Koran or elsewhere, can you possibly contemplate a process of modernisation where attitudes change over time? But my own view is that it’s better to have these views debated within religious circles than to pretend that they don’t exist."

These comments suggest rather that the Great Moderniser wishes now to spread the Gospel of Modernism to anyone who will listen. The great strength of the Church, Tony is that the Church does not change articles of Faith in response to every liberal zeitgeist that takes the World's fancy. The great strength of the Pope is that he is not a politician, but Spiritual Leader to Catholics. On the Pope's statements that homosexuality is instrinsically morally disordered, Blair says:

'Again, there is a huge generational difference here. And there’s probably that same fear amongst religious leaders that if you concede ground on an issue like this, because attitudes and thinking evolve over time, where does that end? You’d start having to rethink many, many things. Now, my view is that rethinking is good, so let’s carry on rethinking. Actually, we need an attitude of mind where rethinking and the concept of evolving attitudes becomes part of the discipline with which you approach your religious faith. So some of these things can then result in a very broad area of issues being up for discussion.'

Tony, dear, the Catholic Faith, the Magisterium and Articles of Faith are not matters 'up for discussion'. Church teaching on homosexuality, as well as contraception, sex outside of marriage and abortion are not in any way 'Clause 4.' You want to rethink homosexuality and the role of women. Ah, I see, Blairism. How long will it take for Blair to rethink the Divinity of Christ, the Incarnation and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Body and Soul into Heaven. Then, Blair justifies the liberalism and modernism with which he is in love, by saying, "Look, other people in the Church are heretics too..."

'Look, there are many good and great things the Catholic Church does, and there are many fantastic things this Pope stands for, but I think what is interesting is that if you went into any Catholic Church, particularly a well-attended one, on any Sunday here and did a poll of the congregation, you’d be surprised at how liberal-minded people were. ..... On many issues, I think the leaders of the Church and the Church will be in complete agreement. But I think on some of these issues, if you went and asked the congregation, I think you’d find that their faith is not to be found in those types of entrenched attitudes. If you asked “what makes you religious?” and “what does your faith mean to you?” they would immediately go into compassion, solidarity, relieving suffering. I would be really surprised if they went to “actually, it’s to do with believing homosexuality is wrong” or “it’s to do with believing this part of the ritual or doctrine should be done in this particular way”.

True, most people don't go to Mass on a Sunday morning motivated by the Church's position on homosexuality. However, Tony, it is becoming less and less clear why you go to Mass at all. It sounds more like you would like to convert the Pope, Catholics and anyone else you can get your mucky little hands on, to Blairism. Your voting record was a total shambles, ticking 'yes' to every attack on the innocent in the womb you could, promoting condoms and sex education to the very young and pioneering gay 'civil partnerships', all while discussing conversion to the Faith with Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor. Your own charity says it all, Tony. You don't believe in the Catholic Church, you only believe in the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.


David Lindsay said...

Actually, what really stands out here is Blair's strange delusion that he pushed through civil partnerships in the teeth of enormous opposition.

Civil partnerships already do not need to be consummated. There has never been any such need. So what have they to do with homosexuality, really? Yet the legislation fails to provide for unmarried close relatives. That is proof, as if proof were needed, that the point of this measure is to privilege homosexuality on the specious basis that it is an identity comparable to ethnicity or class, or even to sex (which is written into every cell of the body).

The legislation must be amended immediately to allow unmarried relatives, whether of the same or of opposite sexes, to register their partnerships. Then there would be no problem. If it had said that at the time of its enactment, then there would never have been anything more than a few newspaper stories about how same-sex couples were "planning to make use of a new law to protect elderly unmarried relatives living together from inheritance tax when one of them dies".

So why wasn't it set up like that?

See above, I'm afraid.

The Bones said...

Come to Brighton, mate, there's 'gay weddings' at Brighton Town Hall every week.

It was so obviously a nod to the 'gay community' and was presented as such in the Mass Media, which highlighted the queues of gay couples wanting to get on the register.

Yes, agreed, if the law favours friends or lovers to register their partnership, it is unjust if the same conditions can't apply to relatives who want to look after their own.

Now Blair is presenting himself as the gay man's best friend and having a dig at the Holy Father, saying, "He's nasty, I'm nice. Look how nasty he is. Look how nice I am. I'm modern, look. He's old and traditional. If I were Pope, Id..."

Lepanto said...

Blair has excommunicated himself whether he is aware of it or not. Couldn't one of our bishops inform him of the fact?

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