The thoughts, reflections and musings of an average Church of England Priest
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.
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