Archbishop offers food for thought

What a shame about the Archbishop of Canterbury, left, and his pronouncements on making Sharia law part of the English legal system. I am happy to see mosques in this country and the way most Muslims practice their religion puts many so-called Christians

What a shame about the Archbishop of Canterbury, left, and his pronouncements on making Sharia law part of the English legal system.

I am happy to see mosques in this country and the way most Muslims practice their religion puts many so-called Christians (including myself) to shame.

What a worse shame, though, that Christian churches and even Christian religious services are not allowed by law in Saudi Arabia.

Inclusivity, in my opinion, ought not to be a one-way process.


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However, as a committed Christian, I am really concerned about the impact of the Archbishop's suggestions upon the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Dr Williams is widely admired as a brilliant theologian, but such people might or might not make the best leaders of a worldwide community of some 80 million people.

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It takes me back to what I learned in the RAF: you do not necessarily appoint the best pilot on the squadron as squadron commander.

Naturally, most of our Government ministers are opposed to the Archbishop's suggestion and I think I know why.

They are all worried about what would happen to their parliamentary parties if Sharia law were introduced here.

Given the number of MPs who might possibly be stoned to death or have hands amputated, I can sympathise with their concerns.

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