Carol Platt Liebau: The Leftist Consensus

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Leftist Consensus

Presiding over a church in disarray (if not decline), and with plenty of his own problems to contend with (most of which go ignored), the Archbishop of Canterbury nevertheless finds times to attack the United States in a Muslim lifestyle publication, Emel.

Of course, there's always one way to build consensus on the left -- by attacking America. Pandering to groups whose number includes some who are hostile to freedom -- and denigrating the country that has consistently helped secure liberty for many in the world -- is a typical tactic of those who are trying to "build bridges" at others' expense. That's precisely what the Archbishop does, predictably so. But where are his tears for the 25 million Iraqis who were living under Saddam Hussein, or at least the victims of the rape rooms and torture chambers?

The Archbishop has plenty to say in a situation like this, where the stakes (for him personally) are low and he can snipe from the sidelines. What a shame that he can't bring some of that forthrightness and plain speaking to his real job.


Blogger Patrick O'Hannigan said...

Agreed. Chris Johnson took the Archbishop to task for his apparent failure to mention that Iraq is a creation of the British (following WWI), and I wondered if his praise for the Muslim habit of daily prayer was balanced by kind words for what the older Christian tradition of which he is presumptively part still calls the "Liturgy of the Hours" or the "Divine Office"

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Blogger Dr.D said...

As usual, the ArchDruid of Canterbury had nothing useful to say. He forgets that he is supposed to be a spiritual leader; he rarely ever says anything of significance to his badly fractured Church. In typical leftist fashion, he finds something to praise in the enemy that seeks to destroy the religion that he is sworn to uphold while he attacks many of those whom he supposedly leads. Way to go, Rowan!

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