Are we sorry ? Let’s vote.

The C of E. Bunch of bloody idiots.

BBC source: Church apologises for slave trade

The Church of England has voted to apologise to the descendents of victims of the slave trade.

That’s big of them. If they’d not voted for that then they’d not have said sorry and would not have been sorry ? Isn’t the Church that bunch of people who go on about forgiveness ? Or is that when the slaves forgive you and you sit atop your profits. Here’s a challenge – give them their money back.

An amendment “recognising the damage done” to those enslaved was backed overwhelmingly by the General Synod.

Again, if the amendment had not been backed it would imply no damage had been done. And hey – what about those not enslaved but affected badly by it ?

“The body of Christ is not just a body that exists at any one time, it exists across history and we therefore share the shame and the sinfulness of our predecessors and part of what we can do, with them and for them in the body of Christ, is prayer for acknowledgement of the failure that is part of us not just of some distant ‘them’.”

Two points:
– get all your apologies out now, and it sounds very Monty Python-like:
“There shall in that time be rumors of things going astray, erm, and there shall be a great confusion as to where things really are, and nobody will really know where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia-work base, that has an attachment. At that time, a friend shall lose his friend’s hammer, and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just the night before, about eight O’clock. “

During an emotional meeting of the Church’s governing body in London

What ? It’s a debate about events a long time ago … wailing and gnashing of teeth won’t help now will it ?

The Rev. Blassant said “I believe we must actually recognise our history and offer an apology.”

So an event DID happen, people WERE hurt and money WAS made and he believes something should be done. But he will talk from the pulpit about someone that may or may not have existed and he will attempt to scare people using imagery of hot places and a guy with a forked tail. The first is a definite, the second is an improbable yet he believes the second more than the first ? And so will the others in that church ? How does that work then ?

Another Rev. representing black churches said:

She told the synod that commemorations of the 200th anniversary would revive “painful issues and memories” for descendants.

“Memories”. From 200 years ago ? What ?

And what’s with all this “We are sorry for events of so long ago” ? Anyone have a go ? Okay..

  1. I insist that Norway apologise for all those Vikings and the raping and pillaging that went on.
  2. I want the Germans to apologise for giving us our Royal family
  3. I want all men to apologise to all women for not letting them have the vote all those years ago
  4. I want all the churches to apologise to each other for getting things so very wrong and then disband just after giving all their billions to charities that actually need the money
  5. And I want more people to apologise sooner for what they have done

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  1. I want the French to appologise for invading us nearly 1000 years ago!

    Actually I don’t, historically that was probably the single best thing that lead to a modern britain. Such a huge impact.

    Some people really can’t get over the whole slave thing.. which is a bit pathetic. I wonder what they will do once they realise their pathetic life isn’t any better after the apology? They’ll probably want money…

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