A positive move by the Church of England!

In a huge positive move by an organised religion, the Church of England, also known as the Anglican Church, has voted to ordain women bishops.

Mary with Jesus Christ and Angels . . .


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I don’t have much interest in organised religions because they do not permit free thought. As a result, almost all organised religions still exhibit mediæval characteristics that are totally out of tune with the 21st century. It is very rare that a religion reforms itself for the better. The Church of England has just done that.

As expected, the Church of England had to overcome stiff opposition from within before taking this huge step forward. It must have been a difficult time for the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, as many Anglicans feared a split in the Church as deep divisions exist on this issue. But it is a progressive move that Dr. Williams can be proud of. A proposal to have “super bishops” for objectors to women bishops was also rejected. I am terribly disappointed that the Vatican has expressed “regret” over this progressive move by the Church of England.

Organised religions do not appeal to me because they do not treat women as equals. I would never associate myself with something that treats one half of the human population as inferior beings. I cannot understand why organised religions do not allow women priests. Even religions whose followers worship Goddesses do not allow women priests.

It is not too late for religions to reform themselves. The Church of England has shown the way forward and I hope other religions take a leaf out of the Anglican Church’s book and treat women as equals for their own good!

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9 Responses to A positive move by the Church of England!

  1. vishesh says:

    i agree with you…i don’t like the organized religion…

  2. I am glad that you agree, Vishesh . . . organised religions tend to take one away from true spirituality . . .

  3. david v says:

    The reason women should not be ordained, is simple.
    They are women, without a voice of authority. That is to say, men pretty much ignore them.

  4. Sakhi says:

    Good thought there by Church of England! and it is no surprise to me that there is a stiff opposition! But its a first step toward a more fruitful outcome!🙂

    If you like reading books, try “the Acts of Faith” by Aric Segal. You might like to go through it!

  5. David,

    If men ignore women, it is the fault of the men! I don’t understand why many men find it difficult to treat women as their equals and give them the respect that they deserve for being women😕
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    Sakhi,

    I agree that it is a good step that must be emulated by other religions! All religions must get rid of their mediæval charateristics and keep pace with the times. It would be for their own good, otherwise they would perish!

    Thanks for recommending the book. I’ll try to read it if possible.

  6. leafless says:

    Religious institutions, like any private institutions, should be allowed to set their own rules without outside interference. This applies to both the Church of England and the Vatican. I guess it’s best to stay neutral on this issue.

  7. Acomplia says:

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  8. Leafless,

    I think staying neutral is a good idea. But this is an issue within the Church of England that has almost led to a split. In any case, religious institutions are not sacrosanct.
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