I am unsure as to whether Biden is a total clown in the Boris Johnson or Donald Trump mould, or actually demented in some way. A puppet of the Israel lobby, either way.
“I have never seen this level of fury from within the church during my 25 years as a priest.” [Giles Fraser in Unherd magazine].
“Fury in the Church of England” comes across as rather Fawlty Towers (“...bloodshed at the Nell Gwyn Tearooms“), but if there is anger, one can see why.
Sometimes, organizations with large amounts of capital assets continue under that momentum despite having relatively few adherents.
In the late 1970s, when I was a member of the Theosophical Library in London (but not a member of the Society of which it was part: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theosophical_Society), I was told by the librarian of another library to which I belonged, the Rudolf Steiner Library, that the main reason why the Theosophical Society still existed was because it had vast monies, mainly coming from legacies bequeathed by elderly persons —mainly ladies— who died leaving much or all of their worldly wealth to the Society.
The Theosophical Society (though split into parts) owned (perhaps still owns) a large estate at Adyar, India, where Krishnamurti lived (when not in the USA), and other property such as the London house (in Gloucester Place) where the library and secretariat of the English society was and maybe still is based. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiddu_Krishnamurti; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theosophical_Society_Adyar; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Besant_Nagar,_Chennai; https://theosophicalsociety.org.uk/about-us; https://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/library/.
I always feel that the Church of England is like that, a facade of ancient or beloved buildings, and a capital bank of billions of pounds of investment, behind which shelter a clergy many of whom seem to believe that, in the Nietzschean phrase, “God is dead”; and with really rather small congregations.
I cannot say that my own occasional encounters with C. of E. clergy have been very inspiring. Most recently, some months ago, some arse-faced “priestess” from a church in Didcot, Oxfordshire, joined in with some other idiot (I cannot recall whether it was “antifa” cheerleader Mike Stuchbery or another of the same type) to say something stupid about me. A third party tweeted to the said priestess of Dibley, I mean Didcot, and noted the said individual’s lack of Christian charity (or even fairness), after which the hypocrite deleted her tweet about me.
Incidentally, said “priestess” knew nothing of me beyond what she may have read in newspapers or tweets…[https://twitter.com/StPetersDidcot].
I wonder how long the Church of England would last if it did not have its portfolio of investments. Putting it flippantly, 5 minutes would be my guess.
Other churches, of the more “evangelical” sort, can also seem to have little real faith at all. When I lived (1980s) on and off, and for a few years, in the Blackheath/Lee area of South East London, I lived around the block from a church building which presumably had originally been some kind of mainstream place, but had been taken over by an American (I think) “church” patronized entirely (as seen from outside when passing on Sundays) by carefully dressed-up black people.
I was about to try to build a wall in the garden of my then girlfriend’s house, and was learning (from a book) how to do that. To that end, I noted other walls seen by me in my travels. One was around said church. I wanted to examine it in detail, so thought that I had better ask permission. I rang the bell, and an American-sounding man (white, though, unlike his congregation) came to the door. The “pastor”, apparently. I explained. He obviously did not believe me, and said that the church was very well protected against theft! He was accompanied by a snarling Alsatian. He did say that I could look at the wall from the grounds of the church, but added a few more words of the “you’re being watched!” type!
My then girlfriend always referred to that church (the real name of which I cannot recall) as “The Worldwide Church of God Inc.”! Quite. The sort of Americanized idea that if you are “godly”, you will probably also be wealthy. Corollary? If you are poor, you are probably ungodly. Theologically in error, surely?
Late afternoon music
More tweets seen
The exchange refers to Pollard (Editor of the Jewish Chronicle) writing to the employer of a tweeter who had pointed out that Labour is now led by a Jewish-lobby puppet (Starmer). The tweeter lost his job. His family (if any) will also suffer. All because a Jew Zionist supremacist was unable to accept that a non-Jew should be able to express himself on socio-political matters. Other similar Jews have been gloating (as seen on Twitter), smugly pleased that the non-Jew is (probably) suffering by reason of the malicious complaint.
I covered the matter in my blog yesterday (8 July 2021).
I myself have had to stand up under similar Jew-Zionist attack: see https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/13/when-i-was-a-victim-of-a-malicious-zionist-complaint/, and https://ianrobertmillard.org/2017/07/09/the-slide-of-the-english-bar-and-uk-society-continues-and-accelerates/.
Others who have suffered from that kind of harassment have included Jez Turner of the now-defunct London Forum (at which I once spoke), Alison Chabloz, the satirical singer, and Jo Stowell, the photographer. Among many others.
Interesting, if true.