Staggeringly Revd Nicholas Baines, Bishop of Leeds, West Yorkshire, the Dales and any other bits that can’t afford their own bishop any more

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but England won at football last night, and all of Britain, indeed all of the world, is now rejoicing. This has something to do with religion.

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2 thoughts on “Staggeringly Revd Nicholas Baines, Bishop of Leeds, West Yorkshire, the Dales and any other bits that can’t afford their own bishop any more

  1. Finally, this could be the best priest on priest battle since Elijah took on Baal’s boys. God can at last make it clear who His favourite toadies are. Will the Anglican incantations have more effect than papal spells?

    Of course, it could be that praying has bugger-all effect on the outcome and the good Rev is simply asking us to think about how bizarre it is that, in the 21st century, supposedly rational people believe that talking to yourself can magically affect events around the world.

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  2. “This has something to do with religion”. It hasn’t, of course; but given the number of TftD presenters who have jumped on the sports bandwagon this year, you’d be forgiven for thinking so.

    What this morning’s Thought illustrated was the extent to which the faithful – especially, perhaps, CofE Bishops – really do see everything in life through the distorting prism of religion; and also that they think this is a positive, creditable attitude, and one that the rest of us should emulate. It isn’t: it just shows how narrow and constricting the religious view of the world actually is.

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