God's judgment

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

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. That's right - & he also planted those car bombs outside the two gay clubs in London!!!

  2. I must admit, I did wonder whether the car bomb attack on Glasgow Airport yesterday was some sort of over-the-top protest about the new smoking ban in England... Creating loads of smoke inside a public building and all that.

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