Sunday 13 April 2014

David Cameron, Jesus and the Big Society

This morning I had the privilege (and pleasure) of talking to the extremely nice Michelle Dawes on BBC WM radio regarding David Cameron and his comments on Jesus and the 'Big Society'.

Here's the broadcast:

1 comment:

JonG said...

I think that you made good points about the role of the church, and made them well. But I cannot but feel that you are rather too ready to attribute good motives to David Cameron.

When I hear him talk about Big Society, I cannot help but think of Judas criticising Mary at Bethany: He may have claimed that his motive was concern for the poor, but his real motive was selfish. I am reminded too of the J K Galbraith comment that:
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." If I start hearing Cameron and his ilk place as much emphasis on the wealthy playing their part in Big Society as he lays it at the feet of the average person, I might revise my opinion -he needs to remember the conclusion of the parable of the Talents.