What a sad, bitter chap he is
theres so much shit in there its difficult to seperate the wood for the trees;
26 The Very Rev. Ronald Jasper
The turbulent Jasper, Dean of York from 1975-84, was the man who more than any other liturgical scholar was responsible for the erosion of the finest expression of religion in the English language, the Book of Common Prayer.
Change, change, change, that was Jasper's goal - and finally he got his way.
At his urging the Church produced the Alternative Service Book, the dreaded ASB, unrhythmic, babyish, its prose as tinny as a can of beans.
No wonder our churches are nowadays so much more empty. Jasper caused this, the bloody fool
This is a favorite moan of fellow change hater Hitchens
. If you actually bothered to read the Bible Quentin (or even go to one of these hideous 'modern' churches) you will find that the whole message of Jesus was to spread the word of God to everyone, not just the well educated and the chattering classes. It was the scribes (people like you it would appear) that wanted to keep the language complexed so that they could preach their own interpretation without someone in the crowd going 'hang on, thats not what it says here'!
The reason church numbers are dropping is due to the simple fact old folk are dying and there arn't enough young people joining up to replace them. Why? Because the church hasn't modernised ENOUGH!
However, where we once had Fish, Kettley and stick-on cloud symbols, the BBC has now inserted a cadre of pushy modernisers - many of them northern-accented show-offs who speak to the viewers as though they were sub-teen morons.
Oh just fuck off!
No amount of superior lecturing from an anti-Christ, not even one with so important a title as his, will alter that.
OK, Dawkins may be a bit of a pretentious arse, but critisising the dogmatic following of religion which has catalysed so much bloodshed for centuries hardly makes him the devil.
The same Anon is now the most prolific poster of pro-Government comments on political activists' websites.
Anon is always first to defend films or theatre productions which have been pooh-poohed by the named mainstream critics.
Anon tends to ascribe the worst motives to those professional critics, always doubting their independence of mind, often seeing conspiracies.
Anon is a bully - but a coward. Anon shelters behind the shield. Anon, though happy to attack, is not prepared to defend.
Maybe he/she should work for the Mail then?
Brunstrom has said he is 'proud' of his 'obsession' with speeding motorists. Twenty-four hours a day he will chase them, seven days a week.
A cop whos obsessed with catching criminals?? Whatever next!
Baker was responsible for two ill-considered changes to our law: the Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991 and, five years earlier, the abolition of corporal punishment in England's state schools.
So: unpleasant dogs could be exterminated. Whole breeds were condemned with one sweep of his ministerial nib.
'Zero tolerance', not then much used as an expression, had to be shown to canines with an imperfect grasp of discipline.
But dangerous youths? Vicious children? Out-of-control schoolboys?
They could under no circumstances be caned or birched or hit on the knuckles, even if they were terrorising their classmates and persecuting their teachers.
We should have every right to beatup kids and keep dangerous dogs??
Repeatedly, he has been open to accusations of favouring Labour MPs (particularly Scottish men) over Conservatives (particularly those with fruity Southern accents).
He has more than once lost his temper, jabbing a finger and spitting fury at an aristocratic Tory. He has been a clumsy class warrior - a figure of lamentable comedy.
With this gallumphing idiot in charge, is it any wonder the House of Commons is regarded as a joke?
What a sad, pathetic & racist loser - Thats you Quentin