Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Desolation row


A cemetery in Sri Lanka. Photo: Jason South

The Archbishop of Canterbury's comments on God's role in the tsunami disaster are easily the most sensible after a week of hand wringing and teeth gnashing by various religious identities and commentators.

No doubt for some, though, Dr Williams' comments will ring too true with Humphrey Appleby's opinion of the Church of England: "Theology is a device for enabling agnostics to stay within the church".

1 comment:

Doc NOS said...

"There is something odd about expecting that God will constantly step in if things are getting dangerous."

Not if you believe in God. That guy: nice try, but it makes no sense. He did his best, but he has to make an uphill argument.