This guy should be removed from his office today. Not because of his acts but because of his words. Any priest who states that the God of the Bible is wicked and perverse has no business being a priest. Let him join the tribe of angry atheist ex Christians. But kick him out of the Church first.
To allow him to remain in the priesthood is a travesty and an injustice.
What a wicked man! The Church in Wales says it is investigating after a Gwynedd rector burnt some pages from the Bible. The Reverend Geraint ap Iorwerth of St Peter ad Vincula Church, Pennal, also cut up pages from the King James Bible to create an artwork. Unveiling it at a church event, he said it revealed a “cruel and vile God”. The Bishop of Bangor said: “Destroying parts of the Bible we don’t like is disrespectful and will offend many … Read More
When he called Israel Finkelstein a minimalist! HA! Either Stephen isn’t familiar with minimalists or he hasn’t read much of Finkelstein!!! Finkelstein can HARDLY be called a minimalist. Rather than reading Bolen’s take on Finkelstein’s essay Stephen would be better served to read Finkelstein’s work for himself. And a lot of it.
[NB- I like Stephen. He’s just wrong with his label of I.F.]
The Minimalists, doing their damndest, again… In a new article in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (11/12), Israel Finkelstein, Ido Koch, and Oded Lipschits propose that the city of Jerusalem only rarely included the “City of David” ridge south of the Temple Mount. The article, available in pdf format, begins with these paragraphs: The conventional wisdom regards the City of David ridge as the original mound of Jerusalem. Yet, intensive archaeo … Read More
They aren’t members of the Church anyway. Regardless of what they might ‘believe’.
Only 15 percent of members of the Church of Sweden say they believe in Jesus, and an equal number claim to be atheists according to the results of a recent survey. I don’t even know what to say… I mean, what’s the point? Church without Jesus?! More than 10,000 members of the Swedish Church participated in a comprehensive membership survey carried out over the past year and dubbed “Member 2010” (Medlem 2010). According to the survey, 15 percent … Read More