Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. Mobile: 07767 687711 The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married and a proud Dad.

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Gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, almost murdered, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, street sleeper, pilgrim to Auschwitz, Kenya + Pakistan 4 peace, wrote text on Parliament, convicted, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, relinquished his 12 year Anglican post 2 be independent, baptised 1000's in homes, on Mt Snowdon + in circus ring, did wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers 4 defamation, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England. Wales + Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers, posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 taking kids on roof, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, did Jade Goody's wedding , invited 2 Downing St, wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again', arrested 4 campaigning against child abuse, harassment conviction/restraining order quashed on appeal, convicted 4 continued blogging 2 stop paedophile, providing bore hole + solar powered water pump 4 Gambian village.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


The church encourages dependencies. A state flourishes when people acquire the skills of independence. Carey opines about the dilemmas that many UK families face. He fails to identify the complicity of the church with hand out culture. 
The church breeds congregations of automatons to join their queues to receive the Mass. They like to foster the image of church as provider and people as recipients. The church has jumped quickly onto the bandwagon of distributing free food to the 'poor'. Documentaries have filmed some of those 'in need' attending the food banks, pushing their designer buggies in designer clothing and looking far from malnourished. However, the process boosts the image of the church and bolsters the pretence that it is on the side of the poor.
This is a masquerade, as the church is tightfisted with its money and the food it gives out is donated by others. Carey worries about rising food prices and the inability to cope with modern conditions. I lived in Calcutta with the poor for a year. No one here knows true poverty. Compared to earlier generations, we live in clover.
People can live on a pittance if they use budget ranges of food, use no heating, shop from charity stores and live frugally. It's just the church and society have created a benefit culture in which people expect, have no shame in taking, are disinclined to forgo and want to do sod all and yet live like rulers, smoking, drinking and watching Sky.


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