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The Road To Hell

by | 19th, May 2003

‘IT used to be harder for a camel to get through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom Of Heaven.

Things have become dull down since the Crusades

This would, of course, disqualify M Garnier and many of his ilk from eternal bliss – unless their needle-threading skills are very well honed.

But many Christians wouldn’t make the trip either, according to the Archbishop Of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.

Dr Williams complains that many members of the Western Church are hereditary Christians who no longer have the same sense of joy and wonder as they do in countries where the Church is newer.

”We look at one another with boredom and anxiety rather than with the expectant joy of Christ,” he says in the Times.

”And we look, of course, at the world around us with boredom, greed, indifference, exploitation or whatever and we don’t look at it first, and foremost, as the Earth God wanted.”

Then again, if this is the Earth God wanted – with suicide bombings, fat cats and Lenny Henry – eternal bliss may not be all it’s cracked up to be either.

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