Saturday, 2 June 2007

Scotland on the way to theocracy?




BBC Radio 4 Today (Thursday, May 31):

"The head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Patrick O'Brien, will today warn Catholic politicians they can't remain full members of the church if they support abortion. We speak to the Bishop of Paisley."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/listenagain/ram/today5_20070531.ram

Piece starts 18'18" into the clip (duration approx 4'10")


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We don't have separation of Church and State here in Britain, so I suppose this kind of thing is to be expected.

4 comments:

  1. Don't be silly Paul. Are you really saying that Catholic Politicians should not let there worldview influence their decision making ?

    If you were to take this claim seriously and not just selectivly apply it as it suits you, that would mean that a secularist politician would not be allowed to employ their worldview in their decision making.

    This talk of theocracy is just stupid and nothing more than scaremongering.

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  2. Are you really saying that Catholic Politicians should not let there worldview influence their decision making ?

    No, I'm not. What's happening here is the Catholic politicians are expressing their own views, and the Church is telling them to step back in line.

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  3. What is unreasonable about that though ? If you are going to claim to be a Roman Catholic is it really unreasonable of the church to expect you to actually behave like one ?

    The politicans can claim to be Roman Catholics and this will gain them votes and so on, so I think it is reasonable that they actually act like Roman Catholics as they claim to be.

    Seems reasonable that if they reject the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church (as their actions say they do) that the Church should say, ok if you wont abide by the rules and behave as a Roman Catholic then you are not one.

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  4. (pst. we don't really have separation of church and state either... sigh...)

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