Amazingly Reverend Doctor David Walker, Bishop of Manchester

I’m on the Great Places housing commission you know, a great commission, filled with knowledgeable people and myself.

Wherever there are great communities you’ll find lot’s of knowledgeable people, and a vicar.

I’ve also been to South Africa on a CofE sponsored holiday visit to check on our mining investments and to ensure that all our miners are happy, jolly people, enjoying all the diamonds that they share. The CofE would never invest in anything bad, which is why we de-invested in slavery as soon as we were properly compensated.

Both of these things, that were done by me, are tangentially linked with the Whaley Bridge dam.

4 thoughts on “Amazingly Reverend Doctor David Walker, Bishop of Manchester

  1. Nowadays, the CofE may be more careful about investing in dodgy/nasty countries/companies but that’s only because they’re under public scrutiny. This is because divine scrutiny didn’t seem to be working so the real world needed to step in to hold the preachy ones accountable.

    The pre-TFTD item today was about Tintagel – the interviewee said that King Arthur never existed but that doesn’t matter because reality & myth can be arranged to produce something magical. I wonder whether that registers with any religionist.


  2. The preceding article was a classic – its final line was that the truth of the belief is entirely irrelevant to the enjoyment of it. And now it’s time to listen to a believer…

    As far as the TFTD is concerned though, this was somewhat of a cherry-picking of the power of community action. The church (in the UK) might use its financial power to get Namibian mining companies to treat their workers like humans, in just the same way that the church (in the US) uses its financial power to hurt companies with equal sexuality rights policies. And of course, Brexit is the result of organised community action.

    What you end up with is that churches, all communities in fact, are multipliers of intent. If that intent is good, then the outcome is doubly good. If that intent is bad, then the outcome is doubly bad. There is nothing inherently moral, or immoral, in the idea of community. Anyone who is part of a minority group will appreciate the potential for harm of community action.


    1. Yes, just like the Bishop, yes a Bishop, who visited my local village Primary School which has a cohort of < 50 pupils. He came complete with crosier. You would think a Bishop had things with more gravitas to do unless of course he had the notion that he is going to reap a bumper harvest of converts. Maybe his boss has told him to get up off his knees and go get some recruiting.


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