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 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, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote text on Parliament, arrested, 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, was 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, not charged, 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 times campaigning against child abuse, had harassment conviction quashed on appeal, appealing a conviction for breaches of restraining order 2 stop a paedophile

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

YES I RUN DOWN CHRISTIANITY

Yes I run down Christianity that has so little to do, if anything, with Jesus. I also rail against the false and distorting claims about the 'Christ'. Jesus, on the other hand was a human being, like us, trying to make sense of his world, making mistakes as well as expressing compassion and love. It is not 'God' that I describe as an evil sadistic tyrant, rather I point out that other humans, like the Christians, not only have described their God as such, but are willing to worship such a monster. My book urges us to be bold and resolute in casting away such atrocious human projections of our own ills onto a self justifying deity of our own creation. In their place, instead, we should be honest and humble enough,  to try and perceive what a truly good human being ought to be, and then, from free will, and not in tow to a heaven/hell delivering parent figure, set out to aspire to become it. Whatever 'God/s' there may be ( if at all )  would far prefer honest endeavour rather than servile devotees.

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