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 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married with 5 children.

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Tear gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul, worked with Mother Teresa, escaped a murderer, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, 12 yrs an Anglican, slept on the streets, travelled to Auschwitz, Kenya and Pakistan to promote peace, opened the first inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote a biblical text on Parliament, arrested, relinquished his office within the CofE to pioneer independent ministry, baptised 1000's in homes, even on Mount Snowdon + in a circus ring, conducted a wedding underwater, published ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, was consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did the first gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers for defamation, co-consecrated the first women bishops for England. Wales and Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass to sex workers, posted it too, was elected Archbishop, arrested for taking his kids onto a roof, not charged - they were harnessed, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, conducted the wedding of the star Jade Goody, was invited to Downing Street, published 'That Old Devil Called God Again'.

Friday, May 30, 2014

MERIAM, BECOME A MUSLIM FOR GOD'S SAKE

God, if there be such an entity, would not care a fig whether you are Muslim, Christian or Hindu, just so long as you lived a good life. Convert to Islam if need be and be a good mother, wife and human being.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/africa/article4104458.ece

MERIAM, RELINQUISH YOUR CHRISTIANITY AND BECOME A TRUE DAUGHTER OF PEACE

Oh please, relinquish the determination to climb into the Christian box, that separates you and places you in competition with others and instead inhabit fully your humanity that makes you a daughter of peace and a beacon of resilience in the face of aberration. 

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/africa/article4104458.ece

REMOVE STEEL'S PEERAGE

Steel has shown himself to be complicit with sexual abuse against children and now against women. Remove his peerage.

www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article4104066.ece

Thursday, May 29, 2014

THE GOD WHO CHAINS UP MERIAM IBRAHIM IS NOT WELCOME ON PLANET EARTH

That Old Devil Called God Again

We must rid the world of Gods, God and God talk. We must remove the permission for human beings to project their vilest drives onto an imaginary entity. Mark Simmonds in calling for respect for religious belief is seeking to protect the very force which has created this horror.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/africa/article4103975.ece

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

THE MONSTROUS CHRISTIAN GOD

 'Consider the corrupting power of a religious ideology that can animate a father to perpetrate the most intimate and barbaric of assaults on his own'  Matthew Syed. Times Columnist

Exactly why the Christian God is a monster and why Christian protests, as from the Archbishop of Canterbury, about this barbaric religious act of stoning, are so deeply hypocritical. 

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article4102751.ece

THE VILE

 Vile God. Vile men. Vile power. Vile justice. Vile police. Vile hypocrisy.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/asia/article4102453.ece

BEWARE - THE WORLD IS PREPARING ITS NEW AUSCHWITZ

Beware - it will not be long before the rich world exterminates the unwanted.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/europe/article4102229.ece

THOSE LEFT BEHIND FACE ERADICATION

 Let's scrap the evolution of our species. Antibiotics, medical advances and social policies are destroying our capacity to resist infectious and other biological attacks. Technological advances are reducing us to finger twitching morons. Computer advances and robotics are removing our productive endeavour and skills. With the rise of the machine, we become couch fodder and now imbecilic spectators within our sardine can vehicles. These distortions arise from policies that allow the few to continue to cross new frontiers while leaving the vast majority in poverty. Beware, with the predicted economic imbalances, the rich and powerful will soon consider their ultimate solution - the eradication of those they have left behind.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/technology/article4102063.ece

KILL JOY GOD

That Old Devil Called God Again

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/middleeast/article4095899.ece

EGYPT TAKES A LEAF OUT OF AMERICA'S GUANTANAMO BOOK

So Egypt is following the example of America in launching Guantanamo style abuse? 

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/middleeast/article4101602.ece

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

LIGHTHEN UP TIM GARTSIDE - GIVE JACOB DOWDLE A BREAK MAN

Didn't Alesha Dixon commit common assault on national television pouring a glass of water over David Walliams? Not a police person in sight. Aren't children's programmes and family ones too full of dunkings, dousings and all manner of yuk high jinks. Practical jokes sometimes go awry but  a police investigation, an expulsion and a criminal record for this act is ludicrous. Just another example of heavy handed health and safety sour faced kill joy nonsense stifling our national life and robbing our children and our everyday of humour. Tim gartside needs to lighten up! I propose a free for all national custard pie throwing day.


http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4101532.ece

THIS GOD BUSINESS IS SO EVIL

That Old Devil Called God Again

Off your knees, bin your religious books, quit your 'holy' buildings - this God business is so evil!

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/asia/article4101655.ece

£1.2 MILLION FOR TRACEY EMIN'S URINE

 £1.2 MILLION - The price rich fools will pay for 'art'....

The rich and the devout have maids and the divine to clean away their detritus and then pay millions to gawp at it!

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/visualarts/article4101168.ece

KATE'S BOTTOM

If Kate chooses not to cover her bottom and the wind delivers its mischief then why are the UK tabloids showing a restraint towards the royal derriere that would not be afforded to others?

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/royalfamily/article4100983.ece

http://www.bild.de/unterhaltung/leute/catherine-mountbatten-windsor/und-kim-kardashian-schoene-kehrseiten-36136770.bild.html


POPE FRANCIS MUST PUT ACTIONS BEHIND WORDS

 If Francis is serious, all files on paedophile priests will be handed to prosecutors, the 848 expelled priests will find themselves in court and the 2,572 will be removed from their reclusive self indulgent monastic lives and handed over to the police.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article4101177.ece

Monday, May 26, 2014

BEWARE FARAGE

Europe lurches awkwardly towards a right wing agenda.

In  the UK and across the Euro-zone enlightened inclusive thinking is being met with a resurgent prejudiced and blinkered old world view.

Woe to the world when the 'respectable' village folk who attend their parish church and represent 'Archers' community begin to mount a fight back against the international, urbanised, anonymous and mutually respectful living of our modern age. Woe to the world when the BNP and the shaved head brigade find common cause with the G and T toting tweedies.

Behind the smiling beer raising visage of Farage lies the protectionist, us-them attitudes that fragment, polarise and destroy social cohesion. They offer a world view where the rich, advantaged and included prosper and the rest languish beyond the walls.

A world view that fuels inequality and injustice and underpins the arms race where the powerful develop ever more sophisticated methods of 'taking out' those who protest.

The great and the mighty play their drone games dismembering a child here and a pregnant mother there before breaking for a latte. No thought even for the fact that the child had no school to go to and the pregnant mother no clinic, nor any of even the most basic infrastructure we take for granted, before our metal winged eagles hover and destroy even what little they have.

If our missiles don't destroy them, or rampant disease, or poverty fuelled terrorism, or torture, or illegal detention in inhuman prison camps, then at least they will drown in their paper boats dipping the waves bidding for freedom or be pumped full of our aids infected semen in Soho or Las Vegas, or be caught young and trafficked as children servicing World Cup sex seekers in Brazil or lost in the paedophile webs of the Western world, or be burnt alive down mines, or be imprisoned as slave labour picking the fruit and vegetables we eat or wiping the babies and senile bottoms of our bloated land.

What is sick, is that it seems, the immigrant communities that have gained a foothold or have even blended entirely into the mainstream are vocal supporters of shut the door policies. It's a united cry. No more blackies, brownies, yellowies, and no more Eastern Europeanies - well no, that's not quite the cry - so let's refine - no more anyone's that are poor.

If you are rich, powerful, advantaged and come with bank vaults of lucre, then it doesn't matter who you are, where you come from or what colour is your skin.  It matters not how filthy your money be, or how many you have trodden on, not even how many you have murdered ( as long as no one can pin anything on you ).  The doors are flung open - open wide - dine with Farage, buy football clubs, take tea with the Queen, luxuriate in the finest hotels, bed whoever you wish, take all the places at our private schools, buy all of London, lie in every bed our private hospitals can offer, our land is an Aladdin's cave just waiting to be plundered.

Europe has thus far saved the UK from our little island discriminatory views.

Please let us resist the menacing move to the right.





THE POLICE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOUR

Roshina Al-Faisal writes:

My 19-year old son Abdulkarriem who has Down’s Syndrome was arrested, handcuffed and held in a police cell for nine terrifying hours after trying to go to school on a Bank Holiday to collect his favourite basketball cap that he had left in the classroom.

He left the house without us realising, and he walked to his school – Haringey Sixth Form Centre in Tottenham. He climbed through a window, which set off the alarm. The police came and arrested him and took him to the cells for questioning.

We called police to report him missing after searching streets near our home for two hours, and we were horrified to learn he had been arrested.

I went to the police station and found my son confused and in tears in a cell without his shoes or coat. His fingerprints had been taken, he had been swabbed for DNA and his details had been put on record. Abdulkarriem was only released nine hours later, after the intervention of a lawyer and his school’s head of disability and learning support. The police had made him sign a caution for burglary. This will mean he has a criminal record.

Abdulkarriem told me he had been kicked by the police officers and forced to the floor, and an officer had put his knee in his back. My son has a heart condition. When we got a lawyer to come to the police station the police refused to let the lawyer go to be with him in the cell.

This is an outrageous way to treat any young person, let alone someone as vulnerable as Abdulkarriem who has a Learning Disability.

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/victor-olisa-withdraw-the-police-caution-given-to-my-19-year-old-with-downs-syndrome?share_id=wpUyfxRIOk&utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

THE 'SCARBOROUGH SLASHER' SELLS PAPERS

 Stop glamourising criminals by branding their crimes with eye catching titles.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article4095291.ece

THE GOSPEL OF BOKO HARAM

That Old Devil Called God Again

God's gift of salvation - 118 fragmented bodies.....

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/africa/article4095741.ece

GOD CHAINS UP PREGNANT WOMAN

That Old Devil Called God Again.

Up to his old tricks, manacling a pregnant woman and her child on death row.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/africa/article4095493.ece

HOSSEIN NOUSHABADI'S OPPRESSION OF WOMEN

 Hossein Noushabadi should realise that men imprisoning women in tents and controlling their every move is a symbol of primitive oppression and offensive violation.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/film/cannes/article4094363.ece

Monday, May 19, 2014

NO MORE BIGOTRY MELANIE PHILLIPS

 Melanie Phillips wants us to pander again to the entrenched bigotry of the religious and the small town old world judgmentalism. Yes, we need to resist the narrow mindedness of those who want to prescribe how others should live and who claim they know what is 'normal'. Yes children from birth should grow up in our society and our schools where heterosexual and homosexual relationships are common place and regarded equally. Yes we need to ensure that Muslims and Christians have no opportunity to try and radicalise our young into discriminatory models of thinking. The centre ground in UK society today, as an exemplar for the world, is a secular provision and protection for the human rights of all to be respected.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/article4093461.ece

THE DALLIANCES OF BEING SINGLE HOLD NO ALLURE

 Having endured an unhappy marriage for 12 years, from which I felt there was no escape, I have delighted in my present marriage for 14 years. Whereas during the first marriage's unhappiness I may well have benefited from a friend's example of how to extract myself from the relationship, no such example would have any value for me now as my marriage is rock solid. When an individual matures and recognises they have struck gold, the dalliances of others and the apparent 'freedom' of singledom hold no allure.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/relationships/article4092267.ece

THE 'NO SEX UNTIL YOU ARE MARRIED' APPROACH IS A DISASTER

 Phin is right to highlight the dangers of coerced sexual experiences. However, the  'no sex until you are married' approach can be a disaster and should not be recommended. It is important that young people explore their sexuality and its place within relationships. A person's understanding of themselves and others, as well as the distinction between recreational sex and intimacy is all part of maturation. The ability to sustain and resource a lifelong committed relationship can depend upon whether such life lessons have been acquired before marriage. The young need to be protected from the moralisers that would stop their natural experimentation.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4093363.ece

POPE FRANCIS SHOULD SCRAP THE CELIBACY RULE

 The perversity of a Church that preaches about a God of love preventing its clerics from experiencing love and by such an aberration, provoking dishonesty, distress and deviancy. 

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/europe/article4093674.ece

Friday, May 16, 2014

PAEDOPHILIA'S BACKED BY THE COURTS

Oh how surprising! The judges have protected paedophiles and members of parliament in their latest judgement and required Google to remove their details from search engines but it still is possible to download child pornography. Oh sick sick world!

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/law/article4091128.ece

THE RICH LAUGH AT US

 The rich laugh at us. We gawp at our screens, don our  fashions, read our columnists, eat our fare and move to our music thinking we are free. In fact we are merely slaves, tweaked and turned by those who milk us continually for profits and manipulate us for gain. Recipients, susceptible to the prevailing morality, the chosen news story, the latest 'good cause', urged on to give more, comply more, submit more by the angel faces of the Cowell's, Barlow's, Geldoff's, et al of this world, whose choices tell a different story. 

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/economics/article4091293.ece

MERIAM YEHYA IBRAHIM ISHAG

That Old Devil Called God Again:

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag - a victim of religion's insanity.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/africa/article4090787.ece

Thursday, May 15, 2014

SCOTT KING'S INSTITUTIONAL CHILD ABUSE

When are the Social Workers who abused Scott King in this manner going to be brought to court? When is the government who maintain this systemic abuse going to be held to account? When are the po-faced do-gooders going to put their hands up and admit that their PC policies and self assuring groupie meetings have only produced decades of child abuse? When are those who have devastated parents and families by snatching away their children and imprisoning them with strangers or in hellish impersonal institutions only to screw them up for life, going to own up? The chilling truth is......never!

The majority of those in care are moved from pillar to post, to unsuitable placements in impersonal institutions with 'staff' and  with money driven and unsuitable foster carers, who turn their foster children out the moment the money dries up, overseen by social workers who 'care' but only inasmuch as it falls within their working hours and doesn't threaten their salaries.

The scarcity of foster parents is due to the ridiculous vetting procedures now in place where social workers, on their PC bandwagons, are looking for sterile compliant automatons and those who are expert at lying. Many foster parents are attracted by the money they are paid and open their homes for the wrong reasons. 

 I know from much experience that Social workers protect their pay, their working hours and their holidays first and concern for the children's welfare second. It is the loss of vocation and a genuine commitment to care that means staff remain staff and offer no real access for looked after children to know sincere love and concern.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article4089965.ece

THE MURDERED MINERS

Murder the miners and kick the protesters - the gifts of institutional power....

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/europe/article4090454.ece

THE QUEEN DINES WITH THE SAUDI OPPRESSORS OF WOMEN

The Queen hosts Saudi royals and our country is immersed in Saudi life, business and tourism while this oppression takes place.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/middleeast/article4089826.ece

Monday, May 12, 2014

BLOODY HANDS AT PRAYER

Men take young girls and convert them to Christianity, require them to cover their heads and accept subordinate positions to their male priest oppressors.
Men take young girls, and convert them to Islam, require them to cover their bodies and heads and accept subordinate positions to their male imam oppressors.
Men take young girls, mutilate their genitals, sell them as slaves, keep them as slaves, force them into marriage, sexually and physically abuse them, rape them, torture them and murder them as well as their babies and their children....

and then they kneel down and pray to their male God.........

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/africa/article4087410.ece

CAPTURED GIRLS SUFFER CHRISTIAN AND ISLAMIC ABUSE

 Beleaguered victims of Christian abuse and Islamic abuse.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/africa/article4087410.ece

EFFEMINATE CHRISTIANTY

 Islam cuts a macho image, attractive, provocative and expedient in a prison setting in contrast to effeminate Chrsitianity

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article4087135.ece

KISS AWAY MICHAEL SAM

The world needs as many genuinely loving kisses as possible. Kiss away Michael!

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport/article4086614.ece

WELBY'S MID DINNER DISTRACTION

Welby offers his 'wisdom' re Boko Haram's kidnapped girls. However the views of a former oil executive, from a privileged background, who lives in a palace and dines with royalty are unlikely to assist in solving this outrage. What may in the long run, is if Nigeria's rich elite, and its woefully corrupt government spread the benefits of Nigeria's wealth to this stricken, neglected and undeveloped region. Poverty so often breeds desperation and atrocities. The wealthy have to learn that it is no solution to leave their banquet in between courses to try and sort out an irritating problem among the rabble beyond. All must share the fruits of the world's table or there will never be a lasting peace.

Friday, May 09, 2014

THE VILE FGM MUTILATORS

That Old Devil Called God Again

The tyranny of religion -

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article4085596.ece

PUTIN WALLOWS IN BLOOD

 So Putin wallows in the blood of his ego.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/europe/article4085379.ece

DR DRE - THE BILLIONAIRE SEPARATIST

So the champion of hip hop celebrates his ascension into the realms of financial and cultural power. Huh! So much for the Ghetto Brothers plugging their amps into those lampposts of the early days of protest and emergent expression. Yet again, it becomes but a gravy train for the few intoxicating themselves on the sweat of the labourers.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/technology/article4085382.ece

PUTIN AND HIS MILITARY MUSCLE

 2014 and still so primitive.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/europe/article4085241.ece

THE GOD WHO SLICES?

That Old Devil Called God Again.

Slice the penises of babies, the clitorises of  young girls and the throats of animals - and all in the name of religion....

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4085040.ece

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

THE CO-OP'S SELF DELUSION

The do-goody brigade, let's all be mutual and share our profits, evolves over time to become a self interested, advantage toting club, feathering the nests of the few, squandering the millions of the many, remaining obstinate in the face of criticism and upholding a 'jobs for the boys' culture that has led them towards this financial and managerial catastrophe.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/retailing/article4082997.ece


REVD FLOWERS AND HIS WHITE PLASTIC COLLAR

That Old Devil called God Again -

Revd Flowers, while dancing through the corridors of privilege, power and prestige on his white plastic collar ticket to the super rich harboured a dark secret of possessing the Class A drugs cocaine and methamphetamine and the Class C drug ketamine. Oh distrust anew those clean portals of institutional advantage.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/crime/article4083065.ece

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

PREDATORY PRIESTS

That Old Devil Called God Again
The Vatican's protection of predatory priests is inexcusable.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article4081572.ece


THAT OLD DEVIL CALLED GOD AGAIN

My new book to be published on August 29th:

http://www.christian-alternative.com/books/that-old-devil-called-god-again


ABUBAKAR SHEKAU

That Old Devil Called God Again...

Abubakar Shekau - "Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women."

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/africa/article4081675.ece

Friday, May 02, 2014

LET THE MEDIA CHOKE ON THEIR WORDS ABOUT PEACHES

 Let the media choke on their words - 'a style icon'. Let Mother and Baby magazine rue their complicity - 'happier than ever...a perfect balance'. Let This Morning regret having given a drug abusing vulnerable young woman the chance to preach about 'Attachment Parenting'. 

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/celebrity/article4078211.ece

THE EASTERN EUROPEAN AND THE £140 MILLION FLAT

 The UK again is happy to live off stolen money. Isn't such a crime?


http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/property/article4078837.ece

THE BISHOP OF BATH AND WELLS PALACE DILEMMA

 While Jesus had so little, those who claim to represent him live like kings in palaces. Oh how gullible we are......

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article4078590.ece

THE MEDIA INTRUDES ON THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL

The photographs appearing today throughout the media of a distraught Duchess of Cornwall are outrageous intrusions into personal grief. Will the press never learn?

BRISCOE, LEONARD QC AND THE JUDICIAL CLUB THAT ROBS US

The money chasing legal profession ought to be ashamed. They wield their judicial tyranny over us while contravening the very tenets of justice by exacting exorbitant amounts of money from the public. As this fiasco and their complicity over Briscoe has exposed, the judiciary acts like a club, protecting its own interests and fleecing the rest of us.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/law/article4078896.ece

Thursday, May 01, 2014

THE STATE PLAYS WITH MR MCCONVILLE'S GRIEF

It was heart rending listening to Mr McConville interviewed on Radio 4 this morning. The beaten, tortured, threatened and silenced 11 year old still in the grip of terror. Meanwhile the institution, having ignored his mother's murder for decades, now chooses, during an election period, to expose him, his children and his family to further peril. The politicians and police sound so sincere as they speak about the need for truth and justice. However, should that not also involve convictions for those who allowed the murder of a  mother of ten children to remain uninvestigated, who allowed her children to be rent apart and raised to become strangers to each other and who now endanger more children and more innocents through their opportunistic political games.

FIRST TRANSGENDERED FOOTBALLER - JONNY SAELULA

Welcome the new world into the entrenched old world of football's culture of prejudice. Bananas may not be sufficient for this next challenge!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/sports/soccer/jonny-saelua-transgender-player-helps-american-samoa-to-first-international-soccer-win.html?_r=0

HOW WE MURDERED PEACHES

 So when will the media take responsibility for feeding like vultures on a vulnerable young woman? When will the parasitic journalists, photographers, mags and commentators hang their heads in shame for having abused an already abused child? When will all those who egged on Peaches to flaunt her pain and fragmented personality in a crazy lifestyle and attention seeking escapades own up? When will those who justified their feeding frenzy and money chasing motives behind talk of her talents, her modelling career, her TV persona come clean? Another innocent child has been mangled in the contaminated world of celebrity, privilege, money and fame. It is time to quit the dishonesty of placing beautiful pictures of Peaches above the reports of how we murdered her.