09 October 2006

Whatever is true . . .

‘Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.’ (Phil. 4.8)
I have just removed a number of Anglican blogs (both liberal and conservative) from my Bloglines feeds. Over the past few months comments on these blogs have gone from being bad tempered, to vicious to downright venomous. Today one American liberal blog finally went over the top and published an image of a group of bishops with monkey heads superimposed upon them. Given that the blog in question has been very critical of a number of conservative African bishops, the image can only be interpreted as racist. Even without the racist overtones, it is gratuitously offensive. So in the spirit of the above quotation from St Paul I have decided not to waste any more time on any blog that has tolerated intemperate remarks about the current tensions within Anglicanism.

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