Telegraph: Floods are judgment on society, say bishops
The summer floods are God's judgment on the immorality and greed of modern society, claim senior Church of England bishops.
One, the Bishop of Carlisle, even said that the introduction of pro-gay laws had provoked God to send the storms that have left thousands homeless.
It's good to see the Church of England abandon its medieval roots and start providing insightful comment and analysis on the issues affecting modern society.
What I don't get, though, is how to tell which of modern society's actions are provoking the wrath of God. I mean, how are we supposed to know that it is the pro-gay laws that have brought on the floods and not, say, Gordon Brown becoming PM, the smoking ban, or the Church of England's continuing failure to ordain gay clergy?
I guess that's why we still need bishops: to interpret God's will for us.
See also: Motes and Planks