Maybe moral pronouncements like this one have something to do with how the Chuch of England has lost any semblance of cultural influence in, well, England.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is going out on a limb to make a moral pronouncement about vaccines.
And by ‘going out on a limb’, we mean of course, that he is goose-stepping in perfect harmony with the secular clerisy which insists that science (or more accurately, the dogma of scientism) have primacy over the conscience of a nation that was once the birthplace of the Magna Carta and many of our modern notions of freedom.
Asked during an interview with ITV News At Ten if being vaccinated is a ‘moral issue’, the archbishop said: ‘I’m going to step out on thin ice here and say, yes, I think it is.’
He added: ‘A lot of people won’t like that, but I think it is because it’s not about me and my rights.
‘Now obviously there are some people who, for health reasons, can’t be vaccinated – different question – but it’s not about me and my rights to choose.
‘It’s about how I love my neighbour. Vaccination reduces my chances – doesn’t eliminate – but it reduces my chances of getting ill and reducing my chances of getting ill reduces my chances of infecting others. It’s very simple.
‘So I would say yes, to love one another – as Jesus said – get vaccinated, get boosted.’
On whether it would be immoral not to get the jab when you are in a position to have it, Mr Welby said: ‘I understand why people don’t.’
He added: ‘But I would say, go and get boosted, get vaccinated. It’s how we love our neighbour. Loving our neighbour is what Jesus told us to do. It’s Christmas: do what he said.’ — DailyMail
He made the news a month ago, too. For openly criticizing the church in Ghana who has not bowed the knee to the West’s secular reinterpretation of the sacrament of marriage.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said he should have spoken to Anglican leaders in Ghana before issuing his statement.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has apologised to Anglican leaders in Ghana after publicly criticising their support for a Bill criminalising LGBT relationships without speaking to them first.
Archbishop Justin Welby said in a statement last month that he was “gravely concerned” by the support of the Anglican Church of Ghana for the Bill, which also makes it a crime to advocate for LGBT rights. — VirtueOnline
The Archbishop might want to reconsider the model he’s emulating by invoking moral imperatives to get the jab. It wasn’t Jesus that had a practice of stacking extra moral commandments on top of the commands of God. That would be the Pharisees.
When Jesus turned his attention to THEM, he didn’t pull any punches.
In fact, the things Jesus said to those religious leaders of the day wouldn’t seem very loving at all to someone with the sorts of biases the Archbishop has demonstrated.
Here’s an example Matt 23:13-15 NKJV:
13 “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. 14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore you will receive greater condemnation.
15 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.
The squishy mealy-mouthed Jesus guys like this talk about bear almost zero resemblance to the absolutely indomitable person we meet in the gospels.
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