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Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Six green bishops sitting on the bench

Church in Wales bishops 2022 from left: Bishop John Lomas, Bishop June Osborne, Bishop Gregory Cameron, Archbishop Andrew John, 
Bishop Joanna Penberthy, Bishop Cherry Vann and Bishop Mary Stallard.                Source: Church in Wales

According to the 2021 census for Wales, 46.5% of the 3,063,456 population have no religion. Christians represent 43.6% while 6.3% declined to answer the 'Religion' question.

From Wikipedia, three Roman catholic dioceses, the Archdiocese of Cardiff, the Diocese of Menevia and the Diocese of Wrexham care for 209,451 Catholic souls (nearly 70,000 per bishop).

The (Anglican) Church in Wales with six dioceses has become rather shy in publishing statistics. In 2018 the adult average Sunday attendance was 26,110 giving a figure of 4,352 souls per bishop. Today the attendance figures must be very much lower.

Illustrated above are the seven Church in Wales bishops who were to attend the 2022 Lambeth Conference giving them "a chance to 'speak and act for the good of our world'." Sadly their view of the world is no longer in step with the majority of Anglicans.

Assistant bishop Mary Stallard was appointed by the archbishop to assist him in the management of Bangor diocese because he was said to be too busy in his capacity as archbishop. Stallard has since replaced the bishop of Llandaff, June Osborne who retired amid allegations of bullying.

The diocese of St Davids has had to manage without a bishop as a result of Joanna Penberthy's long periods of sick leave documented in Church Times suggetsing that they are not that busy after the long absence of the former bishop of Monmouth.

From published sources it appears that the archbishop's 'busy schedule' is mainly political with a spot of PR beach cleaning thrown in. 

He would have more credibility as archbishop if he turned his attention to the spiritual life of the Church in Wales. Instead he chose to promote the Energy Footprint Tool in his presidential address to the Last meeting of the church's Governing Body. 

He also announced that "the Church would hold an Environmental Summit next year to bring together key stakeholders with the aim of making Wales 'an exemplar of good practice'." - Unlike their position in the Anglican Communion, part of the 15% criticised for 'dragging the Church into apostasy'. 

The archbishop has since been invited to join the Gorsedd by accepting the Honorary Druid Order, the Blue Dress, which is for Service to the Nation!

It is expected that a new bishop of St Davids will be elected in October following Joanna Penberthy's retirement at the end of July. So no more politics please. 

Joanna in St Davids and June Llandaff fulfilled an agenda which has seen the first partnered lesbian bishop in Great Britain being installed in the diocese of Monmouth.

The rot has deepened. A Christian teacher was dismissed from The Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales School, Cardiff, after sharing his beliefs on marriage at a staff training seminar. He had been urged to talk about his beliefs on marriage but was sacked the next day for 'hate speech'.

The teacher called his dismissal an "attack on Christianity" and “an affront to freedom of speech and freedom of thought".

He is not alone in his views. Many souls have been lost to the Church because there is no room in the Church in Wales for Anglicans who maintain their traditional Christian beliefs.

A revival is needed to regain them and slow the Church's decline. That will require a holy man of God, not an apostate.

The Church in Wales can not afford to fluff the election of the next Bishop of St Davids, The motto of the patron saint of Wales was 'Keep the faith' not abandon it.

"What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?"

104 comments:

  1. Faith Militant24 May 2023 at 16:29

    The fools on the plank in Wales will make certain that a man of God is the very last thing St. Davids gets in the autumn.

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  2. Expressing a Christian opinion in an allegedly Christian school now results in instant dismissal?
    What has happened to common sense not to mention due process?
    Here's hoping the sacked teacher takes the school to the cleaners in an employment tribunal.
    Michael Roberts MP and Mervyn Payne must be spinning in their graves.

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    1. One wonders what the new Bishopette of Llandaff has to say on the matter?

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    2. Let's hope Bob Dybowski has put her on the spot by asking her. Judging by the response from the Bishopette of Derby in response to a request for support, Bob would be wise not to hold his breath.
      I wonder if he's in a Union and if so, which one? I doubt he'll get much support from them either if they're "woke" too.

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    3. Menai Straight24 May 2023 at 18:17

      Did the lesbians in the RE department knife him in the back?

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    4. Faith Militant25 May 2023 at 20:45

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cyreln7653ko
      Read it and weep.
      Female genital mutilation is supposed to be illegal in the UK. Unless the child thinks they're "trans", then it's all OK and off to the Tavistock with you.

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    5. Has the new Bishopette of Llandaff have anything useful to say about anything?

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    6. In a time in which we are constantly reminded of a shortage of money and resources in all schools, who is covering the costs of having the likes of "Diverse Cymru" presenting their LGBTQIA dogma to school staff, not to mention the costs of some 80 staff listening to such drivel rather than doing their jobs?
      Let me guess, INSeT training?
      Can the staff refuse to attend such sessions?
      What are the chances "Ele" is a lesbian, or Trans?
      If the staff are being lectured on what to think rather than how to think then God help the children in the school.

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  3. Not sure you are in possession of the full facts on this one. The teacher in question was from a supply agency and so was not sacked, just not invited back in the next day. Happens all the time and for good reason. Not suited to teaching.

    Madri

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    1. Another zero hours contract situation then?
      How very reassuring.
      How very Llandaff.

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    2. Not suited to teaching in a Christian high school?
      Are you serious?

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    3. Yes not suited to teaching. I wouldn't want them anywhere near my children.

      Madri

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    4. Whether from a "supply agency" or not, presumably he was vetted and DBS cleared before arriving at the school to teach?
      If not, why not?
      If so, then what's your point?
      In either case it seems to me that Marc Belli and the senior management team have a case to answer.

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    5. Menai Straight24 May 2023 at 19:09

      That sounds rhetorical Madri and if you're that way inclined I seriously doubt you have children. I wouldn't want the lesbians allegedly in the RE department anywhere near my children. I have children but mercifully they're grown up and never attended the Bishop of Llandaff school.

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    6. Subversive Canon24 May 2023 at 19:25

      If, as reported in the Daily Fail, Marc Belli privately shares many of Bob's opinions, then a) why didn't he back Bob, b) why hasn't he similarly faced instant dismissal, and c) why hasn't he issued a public statement.
      In any case, well done Bob for going public.
      If there's one thing we all know it's that the Cult in Wales hates bad PR.

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    7. Cheering for Bob24 May 2023 at 19:38

      Bob has learned his lessons well.
      Don't play on their field with their ball and by their rules.
      Bravo.

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    8. I would like to know what the children thought of Bob?
      One suspects he was very much liked.

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    9. Who is currently the Chaplain to the Bishop of Llandaff High school?
      Do they also lack the courage to speak out?
      Spineless bastard whoever it is.

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    10. Why would Marc Belli and h
      is husband care about Bob?
      Bewildered

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    11. Why’s everyone calling Ben Bob?
      AJ

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    12. The error appears to originate from one of my posts AJ.
      Mea culpa.
      Any one or more of old age, poor memory, poorer eyesight, dyslexic fingers and auto-correct may have played their part but the buck stops here.
      Sincere apologies to Ben and I hope I managed his surname correctly at least.

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  4. The CinW Bishops should be condemned for their cowardice in the face of woke. They seem frightened to insist on the Christian message and hide behind a spurious concern for the environment and LGBT. For so many Anglicans they no longer have credibility or purpose and no-one is listening to them.

    LW

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    1. They are condemned here almost daily.
      But still the Lemmings follow them to the top of the cliff and over the precipice.

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    2. Fortunately there are no more than ten thousand lemmings left in Wales.
      不 不 不

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    3. I am outraged at the suggestion of the chocolate teapot Randy Pandy being made an honorary druid. No way AB.
      The Taffia might be offering the prat a chance to flounce around in a blue dress instead of a kilt, but that is as an honorary bard.
      Druids want nothing to do with the maggot.

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    4. Never never never trust a Bishop26 May 2023 at 09:08

      How does the chocolate teapot justify banging on about the Dignity at Work Charter in his recent "Presidential" address to the Governing Body and the mistreatment meted out to Ben and all those in the Cult in Wales still on zero hours contracts?
      As for him pontificating over the climate change emergency, he could start by slimming down the bloated management structures and getting rid of three Dioceses (as recommended over a decade ago), holding fewer useless GB meetings, Diocesan conferences and Deanery meetings, then finding £100 million to insulate Church buildings properly.
      What size the Carbon footprint of the Church that ministers only to some ten thousand Church-goers?

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    5. Subversive Canon26 May 2023 at 09:45

      Well said.
      DodoJo's departure provides an ideal opportunity.
      Merge St Davids with Swansea & Brecon and save £millions on duplicated non-jobs in the Diocesan Boards of Finance, superfluous Archdeacons and the like.
      Parishes have been forced to merge into Misery Areas so let the long-overdue rationalisation of the top heavy structures begin.

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    6. Greta Thunberg should be asked to pay a fact-finding visit to the Penthouse office suite in Callaghan Square to measure the RB luxury office carbon footprint.
      She'll probably catch them all eating cake.

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  5. To crap it all25 May 2023 at 19:03

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cyreln7653ko

    240 MILLION litres of water a day wasted from leaks.
    Dear God, is there nothing in this blighted country working correctly?
    Crap politicians, crap Police, crap schools, crap power systems, crap Churches, crap NHS, crap Councils, crap public transport, crap BBC., crap aircraft carriers, crap HS2, crap motorways, crap immigration system, crap Whitehall blob, .....

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    1. I would willingly forego the magnificent sum of a £10 refund if Welsh Water would stop pumping untreated crap into our rivers and seas everytime we have a big storm because the drains can't cope since the local Councils no longer clean them out effectively and because they're allowing thousands more houses to be built along Llantrisant Road.

      Delete
    2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-65604580

      Crap Cadbury's Flakes and crap 99 Ice creams...

      Delete
    3. Nuts to Cadbury/Mondelez/Egyptian crap Flakes.
      Use Galaxy Ripple bars instead.
      Much nicer.

      Delete
  6. @ Dai the Druid

    At least Dai bach, no university - as yet - has suggested giving the flea-brain an Honorary Doctorate as with Barry Morgan's collection. There was another Honorary Druid bestowing of recent years to a similarly unpopular North Wales wrecker .... former Chief Constable Richard Brumstron ... another who was so inept no other police force would employ him.

    Ad Clerum

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  7. Menai Straight26 May 2023 at 14:09

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/65718748
    Hurrah for more common sense and another kick in the groin for the wokerati.
    Women's sports for women.

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    1. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/2023/05/26/trans-people-have-rights-not-colonise-womens-sport/
      An excellent riposte to "Emily"s absurd rantings and ravings yesterday.
      Long may it continue and the "Trans" agenda be defeated once and for all.
      Bewildered

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    3. Menai Straight29 May 2023 at 10:03

      Anyone here have any idea what neurodivergent is supposed to be or mean?
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-65599892
      Seems to be a group of mentally ill and fragile exhibitionists being promoted by the luvvies in the BBC yet again.

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    4. Faith Militant29 May 2023 at 14:39

      Neurodivergent? Mermaids and Unicorns would be my first guess.

      Delete
    5. Menai Straight30 May 2023 at 08:33

      From where does the DT manage to unearth so many deluded trans activists?
      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2023/05/29/reece-tomlinson-saone-uk-first-trans-led-investment-firm/
      The investment industry has "historically" been unsafe and hostile towards trans people?
      Cry me a river.
      Non-binary, 150 genders and transitioning were all only invented in the last fifteen years or so.

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    6. Well, well, well, what do you know, isn't life full of surprises?
      I never thought I would agree with anything from the feminist Prof. Kathleen Stock, but here I am, as surprised as anyone, cheering her on.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-65714821
      She's determined to speak in Oxford and good for her.
      Treat the extremist Marxist militant deviants to your very best Kathleen.
      They will probably show up with their ears blocked with wax but give them both barrels.
      What's the chances Plod turn up in large numbers and arrest her for Trans phobic hate speech?

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    7. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/05/30/kathleen-stock-oxford-university-talk-latest-trans-critical/
      Here's the latest reports on the proceedings.
      Frankly, I would stamp on the hand of the stupid b+tch and then we'd see how well it was glued to the floor!
      不 不 不 不 不 不 不

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    8. Much to my disgust and their shame, Urdd Gobaith Cymru have now fallen into line with the Trans gender agenda.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-65778852
      Naturally, any criticism of them sexualising the Maes for kids as young as seven with the wokies wearing pronoun badges is called out as one phobia or another.
      The Urdd will never again receive any support from me or mine.

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    9. The cult in Wales has been going woke for 25 years, but now the Urdd has succumbed to the siren voices of filth and deviancy?
      Is nothing sacred?
      You're spot on CG, to hell with the Urdd, let them go the same way as Bud Light.

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    10. Menai Straight2 June 2023 at 07:29

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/06/01/oxford-students-expelled-misgendering-peers-transgender/
      Yesterday the Urdd.
      Today it's Regent's Park College at the cutting edge of the queered genders pronouns fascist rightspeak.

      Delete
    11. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/06/02/trans-activist-riz-possnett-kathleen-stock-daughter-council/
      S
      Quelle surprise!
      It turns out the Trans activist is a spoilt little brat from south Cambridgeshire and lives in a five bedroomed house with a swimming pool.
      What a good little champagne socialist. How sordid.

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    12. Faith Militant3 June 2023 at 08:09

      Call to target Target.
      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/06/02/boycott-target-rap-store-lgbt-agenda-children-one-itunes/
      Apparently, actress Rachelle Lefevre has obtained for herself the latest must-have virtue-signalling accessory, a child of 7 believing he/she/they/them/it/zi is non-binary.
      The poor child needs to be removed from the deranged abomination of a parent.

      Delete
    13. Menai Straight5 June 2023 at 14:59

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-65809944
      Children's BBC going full steam ahead with their queering agenda for "Pride" month.
      Just another reason to cancel your TV licence tax.

      Delete
    14. Ah well, that will be another charitable donation that will definitely go elsewhere from now on.
      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/06/06/oxfam-accused-depicting-jk-rowling-terf-badge-cartoon/
      OXFAM has gone political and woke, so now they can go broke.

      Delete
  8. Faith Militant26 May 2023 at 20:22

    Well what a surprise.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-65729361
    Schofield admits he's a liar.
    Perhaps he'll be the next Bishop of St Davids.
    不 不 不

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  9. Lux Et Veritas27 May 2023 at 06:14

    The cult in Wales isn't the only church with significant problems.
    In Scotland they've seemingly managed to lose a third of their congregation in the last decade.
    Very careless of them.
    https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2023/26-may/news/uk/church-of-scotland-to-make-hard-choices-on-closures-amid-falling-attendance
    Go woke, go broke.

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  10. Apparently, the Cult in Wales has given up on keeping score of attendances, baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc, AB. A friend of mine rang his archdemon to ask where the attendance figures sheet was with the "Archdemon's Returns". He was told that this practice was being discontinued. No doubt, the figures are so bad, they have become embarrassing.
    Seymour

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    1. The joke is on them, who do they think they're kidding?
      What a farce.

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  11. Rwanda's High Commissioner has been busy telling Justin Welby where to get off in today's Telegraph.
    He can't retire soon enough.

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  12. The problem is that Welby will move to the undemocratic house of Lords and continue his drivel.

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    1. Unfortunately, as one of the Lords Spiritual, the plonker is already there and has been doing that for some years.

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  13. Paul the Pauper28 May 2023 at 18:22

    Highlight it in your diaries all those of you in the Diocese of Bangor with a love for live ;squirming' entertainment. July 6th at 6.30pm. After putting it off and putting it off, sub-standard Dean Sion ap-Rhys has run out of excuses not to and is presenting St Deiniol's financial reports to the congregants at long last. He'll have no wriggle room or 'pass the buck' for excuses. He's Diocesan Secretary (for RB oversight), Andy's favourite as trusted sub-dean and Canon Treasurer. Who better to explain lavish spending (mainly directed to his chums' payments for interior design, architecture, music commissions, wardrobes and wardrobes of gay-coloured embroidered vestments and of course the cellars of wine which he copiously tastes at every opportunity etc). It should be a fantastic night. As cathedral income is still dire with no 'Friends' or similar (all gone in disgust since days of Susan Jones) he might think of selling tickets at the door with the choir as backing group singing 'Money, Money, Money....'

    Pauper Paul.

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    1. Cyanide Sue, car crash Cathy and now spendthrift Sion.
      Is Bangor competing with Llandaff for the title of worst led Cathedral in Wales?
      In little over a decade we've been saddled with Bonaparte, bully boy --Bazza, the nine-week-wonder Janet, Peggy the Pilate, the golf caddie and light-fingered Capon, "I had no idea Caiaphas was a bully" clown Komor and now slippery Dick the Sherry of Christchurch infamy.
      I suggest Llandaff is still in the lead by a couple of lengths.

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    2. Never mind lengths, the mere mention will have half the Chapter in a Lavender lather, Llandaff Cathedral is on its own racecourse!

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  14. Happy Kyiv day.
    Slava Ukraine 綾 綾 綾

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  15. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2023/05/28/letters-cofes-is-planning-to-dismantle-parish-priest-system/
    Letters to the Editor.
    Church of England is dismantling the Parish system.
    No sh*t, Sherlock!

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  16. The C of E and CiW is copying Methodist circuits.......and we all know that didn't work for them.............
    In other news.......Bishop Stuart Bell was on BBC Wales radio yesterday......and said currently 20,000 attend CiW Churches. He said it won't exist in 8 years if those figures continue.

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    1. The Grand Mufti of all the Faiths had allegedly planned to assimilate Methodism into his Cult in Wales. How did that turn out?
      I believe Bishop Bell is being far too generous in his estimate for the number of remaining pew sitters.

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    2. Baptist Trainfan30 May 2023 at 14:10

      I'm not sure that, whatever the situation today, Methodist circuits "didn't work" in the past. They've had them right from the start, and some churches were clearly very successful.

      What one needs to recognise is that Methodism has, in contrast to Anglicanism, always been a largely "from the bottom up" movement with lay people playing the major role. Yes, there are ordained Ministers (although they have always been far fewer in number than the congregations) and I think it is only they who can celebrate Holy Communion. However most services don't include Communion and are very often led by lay preachers.

      And - although it's nothing to do with Ministry Areas, multi-church Benefices or Methodist Circuits - it's worth remembering that Anglican worship up to the mid-Victorian period (or perhaps later) was focussed on Matins and possibly Evensong, with Eucharist celebrated relatively infrequently. It was, I suspect, the Oxford Movement which started to push Communion to the fore, and definitely the Parish Communion Movement of the 1950s which stressed the idea of God's people gathering at God's table.

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    3. Faith Militant30 May 2023 at 19:33

      Methodism is all but dead.
      No loss to anyone.

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    4. Baptist Trainfan31 May 2023 at 12:00

      Yet again I try to post a reasoned, sensible and hopefully informed comment - only to be met with a quick "put down" which effectively closes the discussion. What's the point?

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    5. I sympathise, Baptist Trainfan. Not all contributors to this site wish to engage with sensible and reasoned comments. Some just wish to be abusive, offensive and/or dismissive.
      RB

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    6. Faith Militant31 May 2023 at 16:29

      Are you referring to me BT?
      My comment was in reply to that originating from Danny, so why would you think it was directed towards you?
      Apart from that, as a Baptist why would you imagine any comments about Methodism relate to you?

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    7. Baptist Trainfan31 May 2023 at 17:01

      Thank you FM for the clarification, much appreciated. I did think your comment - coming as it does directly below mine - was a direct response. I guess that's just a quirk of how this board works - it's difficult to know who's replying to who!

      As it happens, I do agree that Methodism isn't in a good place just now.

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    8. Faith Militant

      You're always very aggressive in the way you respond to people. Respectfully, wind your kneck in and take a week off!

      LG

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    9. Faith Militant1 June 2023 at 12:03

      @BT.
      Maybe I've had the wrong end of the stick but I understood the convention/protocol was entering a reply to the original poster was obvious and any response to other contributors would indicate so, e.g., @BT.
      Am I mistaken?
      If so, I have no difficulty in apologising for any confusion and / or offence caused as a result to you.

      As for you LG, or should that more accurately be LGBTQIA person, you're a troll and a wind-up merchant so feel free to engage in some simultaneous sex with travel.

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    10. That's more appropriate FT. I'm not a troll, just someone who takes an alternative viewpoint to yourself. It's easily to dimiss people as trolls when you find that they have to say challenging.

      Be nice.

      LG

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    11. Baptist Trainfan1 June 2023 at 12:38

      @FM - many thanks.

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    12. Faith Militant1 June 2023 at 13:13

      You're no challenge LG, merely another tedious member of the vocal Guardian reading minority playing the woke alphabet victim card, as untRuthy, Fart, TP et al attempted to do before you.

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    13. LG You are certainly very tedious, indeed slightly embarrassing as well. In an earlier post I asked you to spell out exactly what you and your LGBT people want us to do for you. You did not respond, so I take it you are happy to be a 'victim' since you and your cause has no basis in scripture.
      LW

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    14. I'm no victim, LW. I didn't respond as there's literally nothing I want you or your kind to do for me. I'm a gift. What can I do for you is the question you should be asking.

      As for FM, they're beyond redemption. Nasty.

      LG

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    15. Faith Militant1 June 2023 at 21:30

      不不不
      A gift?
      What an inflated perverse ego.
      Have you had a temple built in honour of yourself?
      You should be an Archbishop at the very least.
      All Hail LG the alternative and MOST humble!

      Prat.

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    16. Faith Militant2 June 2023 at 18:47

      Yeah.
      Right.
      Yawn.

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    17. So infantile.
      Is that your pronoun of the day LG?

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    18. Get in touch with your inner child Enoch - you’re far too serious. Get a little smile on your face.

      Hehe.

      LG

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    19. 1 Corinthians, 13:11.
      Long overdue that you grew up and give up childish things.

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  17. Another cover up in progress.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-65739247
    Can someone please point out to the idiot who's stalling that "Reports" don't incriminate anyone.
    It would require hard evidence of false accounting and fraud to do that.

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    1. Lux Et Veritas30 May 2023 at 09:47

      From the Peggy "the taxman will never know" Pilate school of accountancy.

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  18. Now here's a good news article for George and Kevin over at Anglican Unscripted.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-latin-america-65759925
    Evangelical Church caught smuggling drugs...
    不 不 不

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  19. Can anyone please explain to me how this little piece of sh#t is headline news?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-65755626
    The real problem here is that nobody gave him a damn good hiding when he was a nipper. As a result, society is now having to tolerate his antics because the Magistrates are also as soft as sh*t!
    Bewildered

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  20. Church of England abuse compensation scheme accused of being abusive.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-65768746
    The Berk of Birkenhead issues a series of excuses.
    Is it me or does she look like the stereotypical "lady" in comfortable shoes?
    How the hell did such cretins become ordained much less rise into positions of authority?
    Bewildered

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  21. Crikey, here's a turn up, the BBC reporting on far-left extremist violent criminals.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-65785592
    Never thought I'd live to see the day, even if they are in Germany.

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  22. It didn't take long.
    Typhoid Mary has allegedly been going walkabout in parts of Ely.
    https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2023/2-june/news/uk/residents-of-ely-stand-together-in-hard-times-says-priest
    Drippy Sedgwick, the one in charge of the collapse of St. Michelle's school of social, work has been getting in on his wife's free publicity too.
    Like buzzards feeding on a corpse.
    Bewildered

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    1. What would you have done had you been the priest in Ely? Your words are unkind and they lack any genuine understanding of Canon Jan or indeed her steadfast and imaginative ministry in Ely. You use this as a cheap opportunity just to demean her and her husband. You lack basic charity.

      LG

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    2. I call BS.
      She's one of Peggy the Pilate's publicity seeking coven.
      If you lived in the Ely you would never have seen her darken your doorstep.
      She's had twenty years to make a difference and has failed to do so.
      Can't wait for her to follow DodoJo into obscurity.

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    3. But that's not true. Making music, changing lives. What was her predecessor's legacy?

      ElyResident

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    4. Llandaff Pewster7 June 2023 at 16:51

      Pray tell us.
      Whose lives have been changed?
      As soon as they had an "excuse" the local yobs started rioting and looting.
      Gould has made zero difference after the best part of two decades.
      Just like Peggy the Pilate and Wigley the witch.
      Radyr hasn't been the same since Bill Barlow retired.
      Utter shambles.

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  23. Lux Et Veritas3 June 2023 at 07:08

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-65794363
    The King James version of the Bible is now banned from some primary schools in Utah for....., wait for it....., "violence" and "vulgarity".
    The Bible but not the Koran!
    How long before this latest stupidity reaches Llandaff?

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    1. The King James is an interesting and obviously historically significant translation. However, biblical scholars agree, it’s a poor and often incorrect rendering of the original texts. It’s why I much prefer to read the NT. in Greek. Never quite got my head around Hebrew sadly, but no doubt my understanding of the biblical text would be the richer if I had.

      LG

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    2. Menai Straight3 June 2023 at 13:03

      Let us know when you get your head around Sodom and Gomorrah LG.
      There won't be any issues over translation of that story will there?

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    3. Oh dear, you’re very wrong there Menai - that’s known by scholars to be one of the very poorest mistranslated narratives in the KJV. Even the very little Hebrew I know can tell you that.

      LG

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    4. Menai Straight3 June 2023 at 18:34

      Gotcha!
      How predictable for the LGBTQIA alphabet people.
      不 不 不
      Errors of translation excuse your errors of Transexual and homosexual matters.
      Is that really the best you can do?
      Name the scholars to whom you refer!

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    5. It is the very best I can do. But it’s not going to dissuade you or release you from your homophobia, so forgive me, I can’t be bothered to even try. Yeah, you got me. But what you got is a hate filled heart.

      LG

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    6. Faith Militant4 June 2023 at 20:29

      That would be your heart.
      Dead from the inside.
      Perverse and Black.

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    7. I think not FM. People call me kind; very kind. You?

      LG

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    8. Faith Militant7 June 2023 at 16:04

      I would call you deluded, cupcake.
      Utterly deluded.

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  24. Forget the Greek, Hebrew or Vatican Latin, just for a giggle I must one day try and get my neck around the Welsh translation of Jude and the lessons of Sodom & Gomorrah and that 'Lot'. I bet its a hoot !!!

    Hen Bill

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  25. Lux Et Veritas7 June 2023 at 15:33

    OXFAM CEO should resign in disgrace or be dismissed for gross misconduct.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-65831823

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