Archbishop of Canterbury – I often have no idea what I’m saying

I pray in tongues every day, says archbishop of Canterbury
Church of England leader tells Christian radio station he speaks in tongues as part of 5am prayer

18 thoughts on “Archbishop of Canterbury – I often have no idea what I’m saying”

  1. I bet that somehow God ensures that whatever he says is terribly terribly pc, even though Welby doesn’t know it

  2. Well you’ve got to hand it to the old boy for remarkable restraint. How’d you like to woken up at 5am every morning by some nutter babbling nonsense at you? Enough to make any self-respecting deity resort to a thunderbolt or two

  3. That quote about Europe is so over the top I do wonder if Archbishoping is a serious danger to sanity. Sentamu the same.

    However that can’t explain the latest from Maybot. The woman is completely out of her tree to suggest messing with the Good Friday Agreement. That is truly beyond changes, given the troubles to get to it.

  4. Theo, another curious thing is that Welby said that in a conference held in Serbia of all places. The man’s twattery seems to know no limits. Could he be even more delusional than the mighty Captain Potato?

  5. He seems to match the mighty Spud in terms of consistency too:
    “he has also criticised the EU, citing “centralisation, corruption, and bureaucracy”, and describing Greece as “the biggest debtors’ prison in European history””

    But for greatest hilarity, few things can match this mixture of deranged pomposity, somehow equating Christianity with the EU of Verhofstad, Juncker, Selmayr et al :

    ” While offering reassurance that Brexit would not “bring about the downfall of Europe”, he cautioned against complacency: “The fact that Christianity survived in Europe does not indicate that it is indestructible, but that God protects the Church that he created and loves.”

  6. @Diogenes. Especially considering that his Grace’s living is the result of Henry VIII exiting Europe on the Monarch’s own terms.

  7. @TG
    Changing the GFA is a response to the (pseudo-)problem of the Irish border. As Dan Hannan has Tweeted:

    Remainers: “Honour the Good Friday Agreement!”
    Leavers: “It doesn’t say anything about the border.”
    Remainers: “Yes it does!”
    Leavers: “It doesn’t, but let’s amend it so that it actually does what you say and prevents a hard border.“
    Remainers: “Disgusting! You’re against peace!”

  8. What an absolute bell end.

    It’s quite an achievement to marry the worst PC hand-wringing, bedwetting aspects of the Church of England with USian evangelical craziness.

    The C of E really is the Pathetic Sharks of religion.

  9. My mother in law announced twenty years ago that she spoke in tongues at prayer meetings, but she refused to demonstrate it in front of non beleivers (me).

    As a reward for her faith God gave her Alzheimers.

    Now she demonstrates it all the time.

  10. Speaking in unknown tongues isn’t uncommon.
    Mentioned in the new testament even, as one of the spiritual gifts.

  11. Acts 2
    4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

    5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

    6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

    7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

    8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

    The point being not to speak nonsense that even the speaker does not understand but to spread the Gospel in every language.

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