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Archbishop Of Canterbury: Repent, Bankers!

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LONDON - The archbishop of Canterbury says that bankers should repent over their mistakes which led to a global financial crisis, but he fears that the financial industry is returning to business as usual.Archbishop Rowan Williams, spiritual leader of the global Anglican Communion, said in an interview Tuesday that he senses a feeling of "diffused resentment" against bankers for failing to accept responsibility and that the government should act to cap bonus payments.
"There hasn't been a feeling of closure about what happened last year," Williams said in an interview on BBC television.
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I guess that is the modern day version of throwing the money lenders out of the temple, eh?

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So, what he's saying is that the bankers getting bonusses aren't Anglican, and tithes are really down?

I didn't hear him claim any divine inspiration.........
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So, what he's saying is that the bankers getting bonusses aren't Anglican, and tithes are really down?

I didn't hear him claim any divine inspiration.........
Maybe that part is in his job description?
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So, what he's saying is that the bankers getting bonusses aren't Anglican, and tithes are really down?

I didn't hear him claim any divine inspiration.........
ha nice
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I was hoping to get ASG's input. I have no idea how influential the Archbishop is amongst English bankers.
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About as influential as a pacifist at an NRA convention.
Its the usual liberal one size fits all bollocks. No mention of what caused the economic environment that let some of these bankers foolishness loose. Goverment gets a free ticket as usual. Guess it shows how deep the Archbishop's knowlege of the wider issues goes. I'd also like to know how much church money was tied up in the markets. Quite a lot I would hazard to guess.
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Religion has it's uses... particularly for those who need that extra little something to get through life.

Once a Religion becomes "organized", unfortunately, it ceases being "Religion" and starts becoming a business, with political overtones.

So, I think I'll just keep it between God and I, less bureaucracy in between the "end results" (sic!).

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Besides, I'd rather give my "charity donations" to organizations that supply the eventual recipients the most bang for the buck.

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OK, this is the archbishop that don't really believe in God, right? I don't know, doesn't this disqualify him from the job or something?

Or has the requirements been ... uhm ... liberalized since the last time I checked?
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I'd like to see a cleric get the courage Jesus had and literally turn over their benches & physically beat the tar out of some of the bankers. That is the only way they will have anything sink through their heads.
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My own Church. I apologize to you all. I am ashamed.

The Most Reverend Archbishop Rowan DOES NOT speak for anyone other than himself. Dern sure not for me. Bishops within the Anglican Communion may, or may not, have influence. But they have nothing like the power that Bishops of other Churches hold. They certainly are not accorded the authority to consign one of their flock to hell.

Again, my sincere apologies to all for the Archbishop's statements.
 

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