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[Rowan Williams took a bit of heat from around the blogworld for this. Another example follows. --sionnsar]

Archbishop of Canterbury Reads Stand Firm
Stand Firm, Mississippi

How else to explain this:

THE Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has criticised the new web-based media for "paranoid fantasy, self-indulgent nonsense and dangerous bigotry". He described the atmosphere on the world wide web as a free-for-all that was "close to that of unpoliced conversation".

In a lecture to media professionals, politicians and church leaders at Lambeth Palace in London last night, Dr Williams wondered whether a balance could be struck between the professionalism of the classical media and the relative disorder of online communication.

Seriously now: "Unpoliced conversation"? Gosh, can't have that.

"Professionalism of the classical media?" He must be talking about The New York Times and Newsweek. Or perhaps CBS News.

If the archbishop is right - and he may well be - then the only reason there's "paranoid fantasy, self-indulgent nonsense and dangerous bigotry" on the web - at least as far as the Anglican crisis goes - is because there continues to be a vacuum where his authority and decisiveness should be. Fools have rushed in where angels fear to tread.

Here's hoping that the next time the archbishop is in the mood for invective, he'll instead take a stand on something that's truly important. Like, say... the apostasy that's eating away at his church from the inside.

1 posted on 06/17/2005 7:38:32 AM PDT by sionnsar
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2 posted on 06/17/2005 7:38:53 AM PDT by sionnsar (†† || Iran Azadi || Airbus A380: the Big Pig)
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The atmosphere is close to that of unpoliced conversation

I wonder what the Archbishop would consider "policed"?

And once again I am grateful for our First Amendment.

3 posted on 06/17/2005 7:48:31 AM PDT by denydenydeny
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