Carol Platt Liebau: First things first, please

Saturday, June 18, 2005

First things first, please

"Leading" a church on the verge of schism, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (leader of the Anglican, i.e. Episcopal, Church) nevertheless found time to criticize new web-based media as a free for all “close to that of unpoliced conversation.”

Heaven forbid. There's "unpoliced conversation" taking place. Who can rest until all conversation, everywhere, is "policed" to the Archbishop's satisfaction?

With a Church riven by strife over fundamental tenets of its theology, one would presume that the Archbishop could find more fruitful uses for his time than attacking new media. It's not perfect . . . but its performance, frankly, is no worse than his.


Blogger eLarson said...

Pretty medieval of him, actually. The medieval church in Europe--you know, back when it was "Christendom"--used to be highly suspicious of freemen who lived in cities. "They are masterless men!" was a common warning against city living at the time.

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