Dominic Cummings mentioned the Invisible Magic Friend’s Holy Virus. This is exactly the same as the arrival of the particularly invisible third of the Invisible Magic Friend to make us all wise.
3 thoughts on “Ex-Rev Canon Angela Tilby, Christ Church Cathedral Oxford”
Desperate situations require desperate measures according to Tilby. You could use her story of the removal of the sedated boys from the flooded cave as a metaphor for how Christianity sedates the believer against reality.
Certainly, as we have heard throughout the past 14 months, TFTD speakers are willing to discern that their all knowing and all powerful IMFs are happy to impose a plague on us all, whether believers or unbelievers, but expect us to pray to receive the IMFs beneficence.
The agency that you lose when you are signed up to any religion is the ability to discern reality from the supernatural. Trying to persuade an intelligent Radio 4 audience that an invisible entity exists and controls our universe, solar system, planet, continent, country, county, street, home or self is Tilby’s desperate measure.
What Paul says is correct; but some Christian apologists try to use what Angela Tilby calls ‘powers of discernment’ to demonstrate their own superiority to the rest of us. They talk about the ‘sensus divinitatis’ which is defined as ‘an innate capacity that enables human beings to discover and to know God’. No evidence needed. And many of them also maintain that humans who don’t have a ‘sensus divinitatis’ are therefore ‘less than fully human’, as Cardinal Murphy O’Connor notoriously once said on air. It’s not a very great step from regarding people as less than fully human to treating them as such.
Thanks for that. I learned long ago not to trust etymologies from the clergy, but was baffled as to how Angela Tilby produced that bizarre reference.