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Monday, 28 March 2016

Church in Wales Bishop's Easter Message prizes

He and his diocese have been the subject of some criticism by commentators on this blog but, for me, despite some reservations about his views on the "refugee" crisis, the outright winner is the Bishop of Bangor who poses the question "Can I be different?" in this imaginative Easter Message video:

The loser taking the booby prize is the Bishop of Llandaff who as Archbishop of Wales has urged in his Easter message: "Do not show fear after 'tragic' Brussels attacks".

The myopic views he expresses will result in the death of Christianity. There is a time to turn one's cheek and a time to follow Christ's example and oppose injustice and wrong doing. Jesus cleansed the Temple and He healed the sick on the Sabbath after being angered. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.

Jesus told Peter to put his sword back into its sheath because Jesus had to drink the cup that the Father had given Him, glorifying the Father's name. For what has been accomplished Christians must spread their faith in Christ crucified.

In his Easter message Dr Morgan calls on people to exhibit the Christian values of 'forgiveness, compassion, mercy and grace' in the face of fear by 'turning the other cheek' and 'valuing those who are least valued in society'. The least valued in Islamic society are Jews and Christians but the blind can't see.

As we approached Easter an innocent, peace loving Muslim shopkeeper who wished his 'beloved Christian nation' a Happy Easter was "stabbed 30 times by a 'fellow Muslim' who sat laughing on his dying victim's chest". The assailant will have found authority for his actions against 'errant' Muslims and non-Muslims in his holy book, as have members of al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, ISIS and any Muslim who is prepared to do so.

Dr Morgan is deluded if he thinks turning the other cheek to his Muslim friends while other Muslims are fighting for Allah is going to save us. The evidence is everywhere, even in his backyard. In news from a regular worshiper in a Cardiff church I was told that after their Good Friday service when the crucifix was carried to the church porch as is their custom, there were shouts from across the road of "Allah is greater!"

He is not. The other cheek was turned but just as Jesus was angry we should not be afraid to be angry when justified, exposing false doctrine for what it is while we can. The consequences of following the Archbishop's example are already grim. A court order was made in Great Britain banning a father from taking his son to church because his mother is a practicing Muslim.

He said his son 'is being fed the same lies I was as a child' and I want better for him. "I was taught that Christians were heartless and immoral, that only Muslims have a peaceful faith and all others are evil. It was only when I began mixing with Christians that I learned this was nonsense."

Dr Morgan was right about one thing, we must not show fear. We must expose the truth about Islam not endorse it blindly. There is no other way to defeat its threat to Christianity.

Well done +Andy for some Christian witness. More please.


  1. Hiding his light under a bushel? In which case, well done Bishop of Bangor - "Fear no evil".

  2. Bully boy Bazza is the arch hypocrite.

    There is a culture of fear and intimidation prevalent in Llandaff, presided over by Darth ++Insidious and his minions.

    1. It began in Bangor, following which, he fled to Llandaf, 1662. Many are they who will find it impossible to forgive him for all the hypocrisy, pain and misery caused. Yet, "But God, who is rich in mercy...." is our only hope.

    2. Llandaff Pewster2 April 2016 at 18:43

      The grumblings on The Green this afternoon relate to Gerwhine sending letters to some of his Parishioners, but not invitations to his happy little gatherings for the 'select' few to indulge in 'soirees a canapes' at the Deanery.

    3. I hear Gerwhine's letters are very nasty indeed.

    4. I am greatly disappointed not to have been sent one of Gerwhine's threatening little notes.
      Had I done so, it would have been sent to
      i) Ancient Briton's blog,
      ii) Martin Shipton,
      iii) my Solicitor.
      Come on Gerwhine, please please PLEASE send me one of your letters.

    5. Gerwyn Must Go!3 April 2016 at 18:03

      Agenda for the Friend's Council Meeting on Monday 4th April 2016.

      1. Ask every member of the Chapter present if they have seen the Quinquennial report. If they tell the truth (by no means a certainty) their answers will be "NO".

      2. Demand Gerwhine's resignation as Chairman of the Friends (which will of course be refused).

      3. Hold a vote of "No Confidence" in Gerwhine and demand Impey records it in the minutes.

    6. Cheering for Linda4 April 2016 at 08:24



      4. Do not hand over any more money (especially Diana Davies' bequest) unless and until the Quinquennial report is made public in its entirety, receipts are produced to show how the last grant of £60,200 was spent and the Cathedral accounts are published.

      Don't tolerate any stuff and nonsense Mrs Quinn, you have more support than you might realise.

    7. The ears in the walls report that Arthur Impey will be rewriting the minutes for the 25th January meeting after all.
      Well done Linda

  3. Turning the other cheek must be reconciled with the command to cast out demons.

  4. Nice trees and flowers in this video,and pleasing scenery..Have I missed the point?

  5. Talking of flowers, the Easter floral displays at Llandaff Cathedral were a joy to behold this year. Usually the best they can manage is a bunch of pansies...

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  6. Have you seen this year's April Fools Day joke from His ++Irrelevance?

    Dr Morgan said most of the public arguments had focused on economics and “pretty shameless self-interest”.

    Thus spake the acknowledged expert on shameless self-interest!

    1. Subversive Steward1 April 2016 at 19:46

      Darth ++Insidious loves largely unaccountable fraudulent spendthrift organisations full of unelected sycophants that thrive on other people's money.

  7. The weekly notes indicate that Canon Holcombe is the only member of Cathedral clergy working tomorrow.
    Is there any point at all in Gerwhine being Dean?

  8. The Bishop of Bangor appointed an openly partnered gay vicar ( in charge of vocations).