November 16, 2005


Queen extols the 'unique' power of Christianity ((Jonathan Petre, 16/11/2005, Daily Telegraph)

The Queen opened the Church of England's General Synod yesterday with a ringing endorsement of the "uniqueness" of the Christian faith.

In a speech that reflected her personal beliefs as well as her role as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, she contrasted the enduring nature of Christianity with the rapid changes in society.

"For Christians, this pace of change represents an opportunity," she told a packed hall in Church House, Westminster. "When so much is in flux, when limitless amounts of information, much of it ephemeral, are instantly accessible on demand, there is a renewed hunger for that which endures and gives meaning.

"The Christian Church can speak uniquely to that need, for at the heart of our faith stands the conviction that all people, irrespective of race, background or circumstances, can find lasting significance and purpose in the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

The Queen's words will be welcomed by churchgoers who fear that the message of Christianity is in danger of being diluted amid efforts to embrace a multi-faith culture, particularly after the terrorist attacks on London.

Might be a good time to share the good news with the boy.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 16, 2005 10:46 AM

Time to share it with the Anglican Church too.

Posted by: jdkelly at November 16, 2005 11:10 AM

The story is that when Chuckie-boy first told his Mum many years ago that he was a vegetarian she put on her best Queen Victoria face and said: "Oh, do grow up!"

Posted by: Peter B at November 17, 2005 5:20 AM

Prince al Chuckie reportedly wants to change the kingly title of "Defender of the Faith" to "Defender of Faith". No wonder his Mommy won't let him come out and play.

The Anglicans' endless apologies are really a way of saying "I'm more humble than thou!". It is a form of spiritual pride...THE Original Sin.

Posted by: Noel at November 17, 2005 7:05 AM