Thursday, August 07, 2008

Some letters of the Archbishop of Canterbury have hit the press and are much commented about elsewhere. I have nothing new to add about them. I generally have little to say about the gay debate in the church. I feel it focuses and feeds their essentially narcissistic nature and distracts and detracts from feeding my essentially narcissistic nature.

However, Fr. Jeffrey Steele has written an excellent essay that starts with the letters and makes some excellent points along the way. He even manages to bring in T S Elliot, which is always a good thing.

The Elliot money quote is "A system of ethics, if thorough, is explicitly or implicitly a system of theology, and to attempt to erect a complete theory of ethics without a religion is none the less to adopt some particular attitude towards religion. "

But the whole post is well worth reading.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Only one "l" in Eliot, please!