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November 27, 2009

Anglican Bishop Says "Happy Christmas" Is an Obscenity

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at November 27, 2009 10:17 PM

Do you ever get the impression that the leadership of the Church of England doesn't really believe in ... you know, God, or Christ, or any of that stuff? Maybe that's why the Anglican Church is dying. Humphrey Southern, an Anglican Bishop, has warned his congregation that "Happy Christmas" could be considered an obscenity. And he has the usual moonbat reasons for believing so.

"This is the 'Happy Christmas' month. Yet to many that greeting will be hollow, coming as an insult, or even an obscenity."

The bishop, 49, went on to ask: "What can 'Happy Christmas' mean in a family whose father has been killed in a military operation in Afghanistan that fewer and fewer people understand (still less support)?

"How do you wish 'Happy Christmas' to a community in the Indian Ocean who can probably count on the fingers of a couple of hands the number of Christmases they will see before their home disappears under water, victim to global warming?

You get that? It's progressive leftism in a nutshell: You are never allowed to be celebrate anything if something that someone thinks is unjust is going on somewhere. Or, maybe he's just bitter because his parents named him "Humphrey." But, anyway, here's what really grinds my gears though.

People should not "simply make a cocoon of happiness for ourselves and our loved ones" at Christmas, he said.

Making a cocoon of happiness for ourselves and our loved ones is exactly what we should be doing; not just at Christmas, but always. If everybody just took care of those around them, the people they loved, we would have no need for all of these massive, expensive, soul-killing government welfare systems. The world would be a better place if people in tough situations would turn to their family and friends instead of the cold, brutal, machine of the state bureaucracy.

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Perhaps Bishop Southern would find this greeting more to his liking.

Comments

My hat's off to the Bishop since he's clearly got a cool head on his shoulders when it comes to things like Afghanistan.

Posted by: Daniel Pearl at November 27, 2009 10:48 PM


Amen, Danial. That's using the old noggin.

Note to bishop: Global Warming has been totally de-bunked this week, so you can SHUT THE F#*K UP ABOUT IT already!

Really, this guy is (a) a walking poster child for leftist B.S., and (b) all the proof I need to tell me Satan has infiltrated the established church to the point where it completely belongs to him...and NOW I know how the church will bow down to the false prophet in the end times. They're basically doing it already.

Posted by: Wyatt's Torch at November 27, 2009 11:46 PM


It is moonbattery like this which caused a schism in the Episcopal Church a few years ago. Our local parish (I'm RC) got roughly 25 members from a local EC when this occurred.

The Anglican Communion is slowly devouring itself.

Posted by: SK at November 27, 2009 11:57 PM


The Bishop has a point.
My wife's brother-in-law recently has had a huge stroke and is in a near-vegetative state, not going to improve.
Do we send a "Happy Christmas" card to his wife?
Not a good idea !

Posted by: Kempis at November 28, 2009 12:04 AM


Whatever happened to Wish You a Merry Christmas, Peace on Earth goodwill to men ?

To me that recognizes the sorry state of the world but a hopeful wish that for one single day it might be otherwise.

This is what happens when political correctness attempts to improve tradition. They botch it.

Posted by: IOpian at November 28, 2009 12:21 AM


Disaffected Anglicans who recognize that their church is has become too liberal/progressive/anarchical/trendy/non-Biblical... are now being accepted home, into the welcoming arms of the Catholic Church. Anglican traditionalists (and all seekers of truth) should take heart as they are always welcome back to the fullness of faith that resides, with all its splendor, beauty, and freedom, inside the soul-saving walls of the Catholic Church.

Posted by: lvb-rocks at November 28, 2009 1:03 AM


People should not "simply make a cocoon of happiness for ourselves and our loved ones"

Isn't that what 53% of the electorate did last November?

Posted by: Anonymous Countermoonbat at November 28, 2009 1:24 AM


Amen, Amen and Amen!

Posted by: Arch Conservative at November 28, 2009 2:21 AM


Bring back the pillories and flog that bastard till he gets rid of his moonbat side.

Posted by: Moonbat Skullcracker at November 28, 2009 5:23 AM


And people wonder why the church in the west in general seems to be dieing. With leaders like this who are not willing to follow the very Word they claim to preach, how can we expect others to come in?

Posted by: browncoat at November 28, 2009 6:23 AM


The Anglican Church is dying because it was founded on death: the destruction of the one-thousand-year-old monastic tradition in England, the murder and persecution of all those who defied the will of an antichrist king. In short, the millennial spiritual life of the English people was torn up by its roots. It took a couple of centuries to wither and die off completely, but the results are more than plain to see in a "church" that today celebrates sodmomy, pagan earth-worship, priestesses, etc. etc. It is false to call Anglicanism (or any other of the protestant denominations, for that matter) a "church"; it is a pseudo-church. The Church, meaning the Orthodox Church, whose history can be traced back in an unbroken line to the time of the Apostles is, as the only true church, the only church that is not dying.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 28, 2009 6:44 AM


I've been told that the Anglican Church is the fastest growing church in Africa. The African churches cut their ties to the Episcopelian church when it decided to make practicing homosexuals bishops. Now it will have to cut its ties to what passes for the Anglican Church in Britain. How you seen a picture of the Archbishop? He looks like the portrait Dorian Gray was hiding in the attic. See picture at:
http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11275214.html
Also, the Archbishop of Canterbury says it won't be a bad thing is the church disappears completely. Read more at:
http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11275214.html

Posted by: TrickleUpPolitics at November 28, 2009 6:52 AM


So we should not be happy that our Savior came and redeemed us because there is suffering in the world? How about being happy for that and just remembering to do what we can to alleviate the suffering of those around us to the extent that we can? The idea that we should stop being thankful for a loving God because of suffering seems counterproductive to me.

Posted by: Judith M. at November 28, 2009 6:57 AM


When has there ever been a time that there weren't a whole lot of people somewhere or other that were miserable, many a whole lot so? "Happy/Merry Xmas" is just an acknowledgement of all the good stuff that still goes on all the time, and a reminder to be thankful for it; that misery is largely transitory, and shall pass, and that we should endeavor to help others through theirs. Moonbats are all about spreading the misery, making sure nobody has any enjoyment until everyone does, but how can everyone be free of misery and unpleasantness? It's simply not possible.

Posted by: Mr Evilwrench at November 28, 2009 7:30 AM


I have to disagree with you, Anon. Christ did not found the Catholic Church.

The churches of Christ
We are undenominational and have no central headquarters or president. The head of the church is none other than Jesus Christ himself (Ephesians 1:22-23).

Each congregation of the churches of Christ is autonomous, and it is the Word of God that unites us into One Faith (Ephesians 4:3-6). We follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and his holy Apostles, and not the teachings of man. We are Christians only!

The churches of Christ are not affiliated in any manner with the denominational church known as "The United Church of Christ".

"First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation" (2Pet.1:20)

Jesus said: "These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men." Matt.15:8-9

Posted by: TrickleUpPolitics at November 28, 2009 7:32 AM


Where did I say that Christ founded the Catholic Church? I mentioned the Orthodox Church and the Apostles.

Posted by: Anonymous at November 28, 2009 7:39 AM


It's one thing to acknowledge the unfortunate at Christmastime, and that is a very Christian. Me, I get toys for kids in foster care and do care packages for the troops. Others serve at soup kitchens and shelters. Others visit the lonely elderly.

But there is something profoundly wrong with Bishop Southern's soul if he thinks bitching about climate change and demanding someone else do something about it with yet someone else's money is the spirit of Christ. No, Bishop, that's the spirit of Hope and Change; the religion where people strike sanctimonious poses about "global problems" and demand that the government spend other people's money on them.

If he thinks "Merry Christmas is bad," you can imagine how he feels about "Joy to the World."

Posted by: V the K at November 28, 2009 7:54 AM


Looks like the Archbishop of Moonbat has a worthy successor in Humphrey Southern.

Posted by: forest at November 28, 2009 7:56 AM


The archbishop has painted himself into a corner. How can he, or anyone else, EVER say anything kind to other people because everything in their lives isn't right, to one degree or another?

Judith M. made some good points a few posts ago. The greatest news that we can share with one another is that Christ died for our sins and is our Saviour.

If the archbishop was spending more time in God's word, he would feel grief at something else: there are many lost people in this world who are going to spend eternity in hell, separated from Christ and God. I wish the archbishop was more concerned with preaching the Gospel, as Jesus commanded us. Sigh . . . the Bible has many warnings against false teachers and prophets. We're going to see plenty of them before Christ returns.

I'll try really hard not to step on anyone's toes with what I say next. But if one is looking for a new church, please choose it carefully. Is God's word loved and preached? Are people there encouraged to read their Bibles for themselves? Is there a strong emphasis on salvation? If not, one might wish to keep looking. It's hard to imagine belonging to any Christian church and not being saved. But sadly, it's all too possible in this day and age.

Posted by: Jeffrey Farmer at November 28, 2009 8:55 AM


"My wife's brother-in-law recently has had a huge stroke and is in a near-vegetative state, not going to improve.
"Do we send a "Happy Christmas" card to his wife?
Not a good idea !
"Posted by: Kempis at November 28, 2009 12:04 AM"

Will you send her a "sucks to be you" card? I suggest that you DO wish her a merry Christmas (or what ever) along with other words of HOPE and HAPPINESS.

Posted by: KHarn at November 28, 2009 9:38 AM


You can certianly get tired of these liberals and their bunk against christmas and annoying liberal dorks

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at November 28, 2009 9:42 AM


Posted by: V the K at November 28, 2009 9:51 AM


There are any number of prelates in the Anglican Church who don't believe in God or Christ as actually doing anything. In fact, there is even an admitted Atheist serving as an Anglican Priest-he's retired butfills in for preaching assigments or baptisms. And the people in America who want a traditional Church with traditional theology (as opposed to a social service agency that embraces any new age theology that comes down the pike) they do one of three things:

1. Join the RCC

2. Join the Anglican Church of North America ACNA-which is a conservative church. One of the websites for traditional Anglicans in America is "Stand Firm in Faith."

3. Join a non denominational church

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 28, 2009 11:01 AM


And Kempis,

No, you don't have to send your wife's sister in law a Christmas card, but you could just send her a card saying "Thinking of you with prayers" or something along those lines.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 28, 2009 11:04 AM


I sent this email to the Bishop and his boss:

Dear Bishop Southern (or whatever honorific is (in)appropriate):

I just read the story about your claim that "Happy Christmas" is "an insult, or even an obscenity". (From The Telegraph story here.)

So, instead of calling you a bollocks-breathed bloody wanker, I'll just say "Happy Christmas".

signed....

Posted by: Bob Davis at November 28, 2009 2:49 PM


Very well said, Gregory.

Posted by: avalon at November 28, 2009 4:12 PM


And once again judgemental (and possibly inbred) rednecks willfully misinterpret something, simply so to have a good moan about leftism.

He wasn't saying “Fuck Christmas”, he meant that wishing someone a happy Christmas is meaningless to people whose lives have been torn apart.
If you have nothing to feel happy about, you would resent being told to thank God for your misfortune.

A bishop said this, and they're usually much more intelligent than your average vicar.

Posted by: Aquatarkus at November 28, 2009 6:50 PM


tee hee...This is like when I taught in Seattle, and the "diversity coordinator" sent us all a message reminding us not to say "Happy Thanksgiving" or talk it up, because it would hurt a lot of feelings -- the poor, Indians, etc. At least all the protest got her to take down her "All white people are racist" page, on the district site.

Of course, now that I'm in the Midwest, there are some idiots here, too. I'm on administrative leave from teaching because I used a 3-tier rewards plan in the classroom, which made some kids feeeeeel bad.

Posted by: Conservababe at November 28, 2009 8:24 PM


tee hee...This is like when I taught in Seattle, and the "diversity coordinator" sent us all a message reminding us not to say "Happy Thanksgiving" or talk it up, because it would hurt a lot of feelings -- the poor, Indians, etc. At least all the protest got her to take down her "All white people are racist" page, on the district site.

Of course, now that I'm in the Midwest, there are some idiots here, too. I'm on administrative leave from teaching because I used a 3-tier rewards plan in the classroom, which made some kids feeeeeel bad.

Posted by: Conservababe at November 28, 2009 8:25 PM


Wait, the people who think it's wrong to hurt children's feelings are ‘idiots’?
Interesting...

Not trying to cause offence or anything, but you sound like a total bitch.
Sorry, I mean “empathy-impaired person”.

Posted by: Chris Waddle at November 28, 2009 11:19 PM


Send the nice man a Happy Christmas email.
bishop@repton.free-online.co.uk
Be nice. I wasn't. I do hope you all had a wonderfull Thanksgiving with your friends and families, and I wish you all a blessed Christmas. I don't post too often, but still feel you are part of my overall family since I read all your posts everyday. Wish us luck on our 3rd baby due in a few days. God bless.

Posted by: Wagtube at November 29, 2009 12:04 AM


this anglicans bishop is a muslim and that is what happens when you start raping little boys, this bishop needs a pole up his ass. to all englishmen get off your butts and get ropes and start to do the right thing. hey monkeys of england start acting like real people or become muslims.

Posted by: Fred Dawes at November 29, 2009 8:56 PM


What can 'Happy Christmas' mean to someone who has a family tragedy to contend with? Normality a sense of comfort perhaps? That in their turmoil there is still an anchor of pure love, built on a solid foundation in faith to a Saviour who knows their inner suffering. It's a love that more than stands against the anger of grief and despair....... it's the body of Christ awaiting with open arms in readiness to hold a broken being.
And this is the 'Happy Christmas', the beginnings of new hope and a glorious light shining in the darkness of the world.

Posted by: Carol at December 1, 2009 4:39 PM