Thursday, February 25, 2010

Rowan Williams and Tradition

This is kind of funny - hilarious actually: Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams (the pot) calling Zionism (the kettle) black. His reason for rejecting Christian Zionism is that it is - wait for it - a recent innovation!
"The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said that the theology of Christian Zionism has no historical base and is a recent Protestant addition, according to Petra, the Jordanian state media agency.

Williams, who is on a four-day visit to Jordan, Israel and Palestine from Feb. 19-23, was reported by Petra as saying that the belief by some Protestants that the establishment of the Jewish state is a prerequisite for the return of Christ doesn't have a historical basis and only appeared as a result of "some biblical studies in the nineteenth century."
Christian Zionism is a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with Biblical prophecy. Some Christian Zionists believe that the gathering of Jews in Israel is a prerequisite for the Second Coming of Jesus. This belief is primarily associated with Christian Dispensationalism and the idea that Christians should actively support Israel."
Of course, Christian Zionism is a much easier issue to achieve clarity on than something as complex and historically controverted as sodomy. Romans 9-11 is a model of clarity compared to the mysteries of Romans 1.

How convenient that Tradition is so inflexible when it is needed to rule out something that is politically incorrect to modern leftists, but simultaneously so flexible when it becomes an issue of accommodating Christian doctrines to the leftist ruling elites of contemporary Western culture.

Please, Dr. Williams, we understand that you like homosexuals and want to enable leftist elites to hide their anti-Semitism behind anti-Zionism. But really, can't you see why nobody takes you seriously any more when you appeal to Tradition?

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