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Readers’ comments: Archbishop of Cant

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In response to Cresta Norris: Deliver us from this talk of evil,

lightinfantryman wrote:

To me the matter of leaving the European Union has always been a spiritual one, because British civilisation and the jurisprudential systems and political culture that derived from it were based, like the Common Law, on the presumption that they derived from Natural Law which was Divinely inspired. Thus, our ‘rights’ etc came from God. They, and our culture were not the products of some ‘intellectual’ mind that knew better and sought to improve and perfect our way of life. This set the profound distinction between the thinking of the mainland Europeans and that of those of the British Isles (yes, I include the Republic of Ireland in this) – a distinction that is fundamentally incompatible: ‘man’ versus God. I’ve never understood how our classe politica was so stupid as not to understand this; perhaps it wasn’t and isn’t stupidity, but the corruption of venality?

Dacorum wrote:

‘Deliver us from this talk of evil’ should be directed at the Archbishop of Canterbury who in the Sunday Times today attacked Boris for inflammatory language when the fault for the divisions and hatred running though our country are entirely the fault of him his fellow Remainers who have, in effect, ‘declared war’ on the majority of the population who voted for Brexit by plotting to stop Brexit by any means.

It is Remainers who think like Welby who are entirely responsible for the ‘abusive and binary response to political decisions’ he complains about in which Brexit rivals have treated their opponents ‘as my total enemy’ because Remainers like him have not accepted the democratic vote of the electorate to leave the EU.

You would think that Welby should have regard to Matthew 7:3-5: ‘And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?’ before he opens his mouth criticising others!

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