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Old 16th Mar 2012, 12:49   #1 (permalink)
 
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Archbishop of Canterbury to quit

BBC News - Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to stand down

So he's not like the Pope then i.e. in it for life?

PS I think the Beeb are being a bit naughty with their pictures. They're not exactly the most flattering...

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Old 16th Mar 2012, 12:54   #2 (permalink)
 
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Good news.

Useless man. What on earth was he doing visiting Mad Bob Mugabe?
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 12:57   #3 (permalink)
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It seems that few of the clergy consider him to be of much use.
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He's deluded - the FA won't hire him!! - It's Harry's job all the way!
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Good riddance. Bloody nutter.
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Democracy and religion don't mix...

I am sure he is a good man at heart trying to apply democratic principles to a subject like religion that by dint of its nature requires utter faith and a blind almost fanatical devotion to its leader. (With apologies to Monty Python, the Archbishop and the Pope).

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One of the many archbishops that I never shook hands with. (Did I tell you that I once shook the hand of the one who crowned the Queen? Oh yes, I did ..... )

Dr Williams gave a very good impression of a man wanting to be either a politician or an academic, with a sort of sideline hobby of being top C of E "man of the cloth". So it's no surprise that he is now to be the Master of Magdalene, at last the round peg meets the round hole. Maybe he could persuade them to pronounce the college name in the same manner as most people pronounce Mary Magdalene, instead of that affected nonsense of "Maudlin"?
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people pronounce Mary Magdalene, instead of that affected nonsense of "Maudlin"
When Caco first arrived in Britain from the colonies he dated a very attractive young () English girl whose sister was "reading" something or other at Cambridge. Caco was chastised for not using the Maudlin approach. Nobody there appeared sad or depressed!

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"reading" something or other at Cambridge
Yet another example of the outrageous intellectual snobbery associated with "going up" to certain Universities in the UK. There is a sort of self-styled "Ivy League" of supposedly elite colleges Caco, who perpetuate their assumed superiority by clinging to these quaint terms and pronunciations. Gonville & Caius college is another pretentious one; "Keys" indeed!!

And yes, I'm aware of the irony of knocking these silly habits, despite being a graduate of a leading "Russell Group" establishment (UCL) myself. I must have slipped through the cracks ...
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He's a good man and an excellent ABof C. I'll be sorry to see him go.

He isn't popular with certain groups of people, because he stands up firmly for what he believes, and is extremely intelligent. Both of those traits are unpopular in some quarters.

Finding a successor to step into his shoes will be difficult - John Sentamu looks to be front runner.
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Wonder if he gets a nice big fat inflation proof pension?
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Hopefully his departure will prompt a debate as to the relevance of the Church of England to society today. Personally I think the time is ripe for its entire apparatus to be 'streamlined', much like the monarchy. Both are throwbacks of Britain of old, and deeply anachronistic in this day and age.

Keef - sorry Rev, its just the way I feel!
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Is he the bloke that wears a purple dress and hangs out with Liz the Kraut and Phil the Greek?

You have to be wierd to want to wear a purple dress.

And as for the Company that he keeps.................
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 14:31   #14 (permalink)
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The wife of a previous Archbishop of Canterbury was shopping for a dress for a wedding she was to attend.

The sales assistant was somewhat taken aback when the wife announced that her husband "wore a lot of purple - a lot of purple . . . "
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 14:35   #15 (permalink)
 
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Sentamu has always come across as a very decent man as has Williams. The problem with being the Arch Bishop is that on the one hand people complain if you make supposedly political statements and say that the church should keep their noses out and on the other they complain if the church says nothing about political decisions that have an adverse effect on peoples lives. The poor bloke can't really win. Speaking as an Atheist I think that Williams had the qualities necessary to be the head of the Church of England. He is a decent man and he seems to care about the peoples moral well being. What else would you want from the Archbishop of Canterbury?
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Maybe purple doesn't suit everyone, but ...

Warning: When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 14:42   #17 (permalink)
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Less light in churches, King James bible only, more Latin... lots of things to be fixed.
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His voice really irritated me for some reason,as annoying to me as the Peston cove.

They used to end their carreers at the block or the stake int olden days.
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The voice and that facial hair, especially the eyebrows.
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Williams had the qualities necessary to be the head of the Church of England
Wouldn't express that view around SW1A 1AA
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