Telegraph: Archbishop attacks ‘Pop Idol worship’

by Richard on May 25, 2004

The Archbishop of York has obviously “had it up to here”, according to a report in The Telegraph

The Archbishop of York, Dr David Hope, launched a fierce assault on his own Church yesterday, accusing it of abandoning the mysterious for the banal and indulging in ineffective debate.

The Archbishop, who is second in the Church of England’s hierarchy, said that while Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings were increasingly popular, worship was failing to connect with people’s imaginations.

And he warned that the proliferation of committees and talking shops had strangled the vibrant spirit and quiet prayerfulness found among early Christians.

I don’t agree with all he says, but I’m sure he has a point — and one which has application much more widely than the Church of England.

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Rhys Morgan 05.27.04 at 5:36 pm

So which bits do you agree or disagree with then?

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