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, September 23, 2014


The arms industry will be licking their fingers. The super rich alliance will be oiling their bank accounts. The rich nation's poor will be manipulated to enlist with the task of destroying the earth's poorer. Not a rich world politician's child will lose their legs, their arms or their heads at a front line. There will be banquets and limousine rides. Millionaire war mongers will straddle the globe in super jets and the great British and other publics will surrender to be brainwashed and duped. Babies will be sliced open with shrapnel, children roasted in bomb blasts, and mothers decapitated while breatsfeeding.  We will watch all this happening in our name without so much as a whimper of protest.

We gestate a war with irresponsible journalism, arms supply and mercenaries and then claim the moral high ground to grow richer as we dispense more armaments and carry out our own slaughter?

Our self justifying deities are only a front for our own aggressive tendencies. We share a common humanity with all and merely package our violence differently. Time to stop pointing the finger and learning to understand.

No one has the luxury to stand aside when we are complicit with innocent deaths and the exercise of self interested violence.

No 'God' wills violence, only those who fabricate deities and worship themselves by proxy.

I suggest many have missed the sub plot, where the rich world ravages the earth, straight jackets nations with unjust trade agreements, ignores the migrant slave trade upon which the UK and the rich world depends, grows obese in decadent living while so many crave even clean water and then delights in selling the raging poor the armaments with which battle can be engaged so that the profit levels of the armaments industries and the western economies can boom.

Who has been slaughtering and is slaughtering the innocent in their thousands? Have blinkered eyes not been reading the consequences of our war lust, not followed the rising toll of our war games?

Who is the terrorist, who is the soldier, who is the innocent? Who was the terrorist when an innocent Iraqi family was blown apart by an allied bomb? 

Look over your shoulder at the mountains of corpses from conflicts past. So many choose to be but mice on the treadmills of destruction. Life becomes weary of our incapacity to change the script, alter the plot, set out anew.

Male potentates devise male deities to muscle their way through a fragile world. Time to divest ourselves of such divine and macho follies and allow women, men and children together to carefully build the human family.


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