Thursday, February 7, 2008

Archbishop of Canterbury: Sharia Law Rocks!

From the country that gave us the Magna Carta and C.S. Lewis, the Archbishop of Canterbury has called for sharia law to be given equal treatment with the English common law (upon which American law is based).

The Evening Standard, via Drudge reports that Dr. Rowan Williams:

declared that sharia and Parliamentary law should be given equal legal status so the people could choose which governs their lives.

This raised the prospect of Islamic courts in Britain with full legal powers to approve polygamous marriages, grant easy divorce for men and prevent finance firms from charging interest.

This is just an extension of the moral relativism that has metastasized within the Episcopal Church (which still reports to the Archbishop, at least until the Anglican Communion kicks out its U.S. branch).

Moreover, the Archbishop has been seduced by the radical calls for equality, tolerance and multiculturalism -- platitudes that taken to their illogical extremes compel the conclusion that it is intolerant and judgmental to submit that English law, based on Judeo-Christian precepts, is superior to sharia law.

The Archbishop's view that sharia law is just as valid in England as English law flows from another trend within the modern church and liberalism: a refusal to acknowledge that words have plain meaning. That's an important premise, because it supports interpretations of scripture -- or constitutions -- that allow the words to "evolve" to satisfy the latest whim. God help us.

1 comment:

Sloane Graff said...

Makes one proud to be an Anglican. Not.