The Arch-Cuck of Canterbury
In a recent BBC R4 segment, Justin Welby said that NTDWI isn’t working.
There will always be particular groups which take views that are different from the mainstream, but what is clear over the weekend is the extraordinary level of condemnation by every significant Muslim leader we know and every significant Muslim body we know.
At least he’s admitted the level of condemnation is abnormal.
Though as the koran doesn’t condemn, but rather sanctions and commands such acts, one might conclude these Muslim bodies are more interested in virtue-signalling to non-Muslims, and what is convenient for them in the moment, rather than the morality of their own religion.
Make war on those who have received the Scriptures [Jews and Christians] but do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day. They do not forbid what Allah and his Messenger have forbidden. The Christian and Jews do not follow the religion of truth until they submit and pay the poll tax [jizya], and they are humiliated.
When it’s pointed out to him there’s the suggestion, the hint, the whisper, that there may in fact be a theological aspect to the attacks, he says there are similar religious traditions in all the world’s major faiths.
And we need to counter that within our own tradition, and to stand up and say why it’s not acceptable, to teach people, to educate people. In my own tradition, as a Christian, one sees enormous heroism and courage and beauty, coming out of that, but one’s also aware that in the past there’s been a dark side to it.
He deigned not to elaborate on this, and so I assumed he was finally mastering himself.
But then, when asked exactly where the defining line should be drawn regarding conservative-beliefs and extremism, he truly blessed us:
We have to draw tolerably wide boundaries. Our history, our culture, allows people to hold very different views, that the line has to be about violence, about incitement, to disparagement of other people.
You can cuck so hard, you overshoot and utter something ridiculous to everyone. Consider that it took him a mere 10 minutes at the microphone.
Being disparaging of others is not extremism; it’s universal.
Regard or represent as being of little worth.
Origin: Late Middle English (in the sense ‘marry someone of unequal rank’, also ‘bring discredit on’): from Old French desparagier ‘marry someone of unequal rank’, based on Latin par ‘equal’.
It would be an entertaining position for an Archbishop to take, without doubt, defining Christianity as irrevocably extremist.
Less so, perhaps, when it’s the drivel of an institution that has increasingly more to do with Social Justice and Cultural Marxism, and NTDWC.