Monday, August 20, 2007

Oooh, snap.

People have been asking me whether I am a liberal or a conservative ... my stock answer is that these are two denominations of a religion to which I do not belong - besides, when one is anti-consumer capitalism, anti-communism, anti-nationalism, anti-abortion, anti-war and all of these because one is convinced that Jesus Christ is Lord of all creation, fully human and fully divine and that the self-giving love of the Trinity is a more truthful model for human beings than the laws of supply and demand or even democracy, one isn't invited to too many parties thrown by either liberals or conservatives.

- Father Rhodes, in a comment below.
Amen, amen, amen.


Garrett said...

Are you blaming your grumpiness on Jesus? :01

Archbishop Cranmer said...

His Grace would be delighted to throw a party for you.

In fact, one is in full swing now over at His Grace's august blog (something about ITV screening 'The Muslim Jesus'), but Conservatism and Christianity are not mutually exclusive, and neither are Liberalism and Conservatism...