In his latest opining about world events, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has certainly managed to assure that every one of his illustrious predecessors is rolling in his grave. Please recall that Williams is the same Church prelate who advanced Sharia law.
He’s now calling for the end of economic growth the save the planet. In his singularly incoherent style, he argues that economic growth, even though a good thing that’s brought enormous benefits to the world is really a bad thing because of global warming — and yes, this would be the global warming that doesn’t exist. Little things such as facts and logic have never stopped Williams before, though, and they’re not going to stop him now:
The Archbishop of Canterbury called for an end to economic growth to save the planet.
Dr Rowan Williams said that economic growth based on consumer power had led to towards ‘the death of what is most distinctively human’.
But he acknowledged that poverty should not be romanticised and said that economic growth could be one cause of ‘human liberation’.
‘We cannot grow indefinitely in economic terms without moving towards the death of what is most distinctively human, the death of the habits that make sense in a shared world where life has to be sustained by co-operation not only between humans but between humans and their material world,’ he said.
‘We have to ask whether our duty of care for life is compatible with assuming without question that the desirable future for every economy, even the most currently successful and expansionist, is unchecked growth.’
However, Dr Williams added: ‘It is right to work for a world in which there is security of work and food and medical care for all, and to try and create local economies that make local societies prosper through trade and innovation.
You can read more of his singularly befuddled utterances here.
I don’t even know how to parse the abject ignorance and utter lack of logic that wanders through those inchoate thoughts. This man is so inane, he defies fisking. While I’m sure there’s the germ of an idea hiding somewhere in the back of that small brain, I doubt he or anyone else is capable of teasing it out.
There are all sorts of stupid people in the world. The tragedy is that the Church of England has elevated this boneheaded academic to a bully pulpit from which he can harangue, confuse and destroy the people of England.