I don’t believe in God. The whole story just doesn’t seem likely to me.
I do like religion, however. That is, I like attractive Gurdwaras, Mosques, Renaissance choral music, and Thought For The Day with the Reverend Dr Giles Fraser, the Vicar of Putney. You know, that sort of thing, rather than the sort of religion that involves fulminating against comedy musicals, or chopping people’s heads off on Youtube.
In particular, I like to sing carols, especially if you get to do it in a pleasant 13th century church – even more so, if there are mince pies afterwards.
Lots of Jews enjoy attending the services of other religions, too. The Reverend Dr Giles Fraser, the Vicar of Putney has made a career of it.
But not all Jews behave as well in Church as the Reverent Dr Giles Fraser, the Vicar of Putney. Take, for example, this lot. Instead of sitting properly in their pews, they ran up and down the aisles screaming, and looking for other Jews to kick.
Or these guys. Instead of singing nice carols like good children, they’ve made up some rather horrid ones instead. And they’re doing it in St James’s Piccadilly, later tonight. So they’re repaying the hospitality of the Church of England, by making it look as if they’re complicit in mocking Jews. Were I Rowan Williams, I’d be furious!
Come on Jews! Stop letting the side down!