Friday, December 21, 2007

Choir excises ‘Christmas’ from carol

When communicants inform Cranmer of such stories as this, they need to be more mindful of His Grace’s blood pressure. Incredible as it may seem, a school choir has replaced the word Christmas in ‘Silver Bells’ with the more generic ‘festive’, so that instead of singing the line ‘soon it will be Christmas day’ they will say ‘soon it will be a festive day’. And the reason? Unsurprisingly, in this absurd age in which we live, it is ‘so as not to offend any students’; so that ‘everybody feels welcome and has a sense of comfort with the celebrations’.

Christians excepted, of course.

On a scale of 1 – 10, this sort of politically-correct revisionist nonsense offends Cranmer 147. It is a Christmas carol, for goodness’ sake, and intended for a Christian celebration; not for performance at a meaningless multi-faith mish-mash of politically-correct pointless pap.

Yes, it may be Canada, but the reporting of such an occurrence in the publicly-funded arena in any nation where Her Majesty the Queen plays a constitutional role is concerning indeed. Her Coronation Oath to maintain the Protestant Reformed Religion ought to ensure that Christianity be maintained in the public square; not relegated to the private realm for fear of causing offence. And if that means ‘Silver Bells’ continue to be rung across the realm and sung about joyously, then those who take offence will just have to lump it.

Just where will all this lead? Festival trees? Merry Winterval? Seasonal diversity parties? One thing is certain: Allah will not be excised from Eid in the spirit of comfort to all, and neither will Mohammed be excised from Ramadan as an expression of goodwill.

But Cranmer is yet to find one personage of minority ethnic persuasion who has actually complained about Christmas. It appears to be a crusade of the post-Christian liberal grinches who are so obsessed with ‘human rights’ they invoke the spirit of the Inquisition to enforce their godless dogma. And so blinded are they in their quest to eradicate Christianity that they cannot see the uncompromising religio-political force that is moving in to fill the vacuum.

It seems we are moving towards an era when the church’s silver bells will no longer be rung under dhimmi laws. And what will that leave us with?

Silver Call to Prayer?

It doesn’t quite scan.

16 Comments:

Anonymous oiznop said...

Actually, you could use the Arabic for the call to prayer:

Adhan (pronounced Azaan)

You could then merge the vowel sound, to get:

SilvAdhan

SilvAzaan doesn't sound too bad at all.

21 December 2007 at 10:29  
Blogger Homophobic Horse said...

"It appears to be a crusade of the post-Christian liberal grinches who are so obsessed with ‘human rights’ they invoke the spirit of the Inquisition to enforce their godless dogma."

It's different to human rights, though you are right to say that godless liberals are behind this.

Cranmer, allow me to communicate to you some extracts from "Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future" by Fr. Seraphim Rose:

"[The goals of the New-Age] include a "convergence of religions" in tandem with a "confluence" of political and economic forces toward World Government. The plan for a New World Order would include a universal credit system, a universal tax, a global police force, and an international authority that would control the worlds food supply and transportation systems."

"All forms of Discrimination would cease, and peoples' allegiance to trieb or nation will be replaced by a planetary conciousness"

"It shuld be pointed out that many New-Agers today would not be aware of, much less subscribe to, all the point of "The Plan". As we have seen, the movement incorporates a diverse array of groups, ideas and practices. If it can be called a "conspiracy", this is certainly not because all New Agers are working together secretly, o an organizational level, toward fulfilllment of "The Plan". Ultimately =, "The Plan" is being orchestrated not on a human but on a demonic level, and the architects of the New Age movement are, to a large degree, only mouthpieces of ideas that are not their own"

"Alice Bailey [a UN ideologue] in the 1940s wrote: "the expressed aims and efforts of the United Nations will be eventually brought to fruition, and a new church of God, gathered out of all religions and spiritual groups, will unitedly bring to an end the great heresy of separateness"

"William Swing, Episcopal Bishopp of California and founder/director of the United Religions Initiative, expressed it in his book The Coming United Religions: "The time comes ... when common language and a common purpose for all religions and spiritual movements must be discerned and agreed upon. Merely respecting and understanding other religions is not enough."

On Denatured Christianity: "Although not all globalists share the specifically religious goals, they are certainly united in their view of what kind of religion will not fit into the one-world system they are working to create. Conservative, traditional adherents of a religion, who believe that hteir religion is a unique of the fullness of the truth, will not be welcome in the "global village". As Paul Chaffe, board member of the United religions Initiative, said in 1997: "We can't afford fundamentalists in a world this small." The same view was expressed at the 1998 State of the World Forum, Jim Garrison announced: "If my theology is an impediment, than I have to get rid of my theology."

"Also in 1998, this subject was discussed in some detail by one of the more recent ideologues of the "new religious consciousness," Ken Wilber. A popular author whose works have been praised and avidly studied by both former President Clinton and Al Gore, Wilber outlined the agenda that the world must follow in order to combine science with religion, as well as to establish a "Universal Theology" [Global Warming anyone?] which all religions can embrace without losing their outward differences. "Religions the world over will have to bracket their mythic beliefs," and he cites as examples Moses parting the Red Sea, Christ born of a virgin etc"

"Wilber than says "only those who embrace the new religious consciousness, or who at least bracket their religious beliefs, will survive in the coming global society, which Wilber says will be marked by a "worldcentric" awareness based in "universal pluralism"."

"Unity in Diversity, destroys diversity. If an adherant to a religion believes that all other religions are equal to his own, he can no longer truly hold to that religion; he can no longer be who he is. He becomes a blank - a blank waiting to be filled with a new revelation. There is only sameness based on blankness. This false "unity in diversity" is precisely what satan will use in order to hypnotize the mass mind in the last days. And if you have no particular religious belief and give yourself over to some kind of vague idea, then the demons come in and begin to act".

Here

21 December 2007 at 11:00  
Blogger Manfarang said...

Just teach the kids a few Orthodox Christmas carols.No one will be worried about the words because they are Russian.People will find them very inspiring anyway.

21 December 2007 at 11:07  
Anonymous nedsherry said...

His Grace's previous post celebrated a Christian monarch; this laments what is happening under her reign. There is a definite contradiction there. If the Queen is Defender of the Faith, I would hate to see what an Offender of the Faith looked like. She should have abdicated in protest long ago at what is happening to Britain but being, like Bliar and the rest, cosily insulated from it, she not merely acquiesces, she collaborates:

They all need to be reassured that there is so much to be gained by reaching out to others; that diversity is indeed a strength and not a threat.

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page4660.asp

Pass the sick-bag, Ahmed.

But Cranmer is yet to find one personage of minority ethnic persuasion who has actually complained about Christmas.

His Grace should ask Himself the following simple questions: Who hates Christianity most of all? Who has the power and media influence to work most effectively against it? If the answer does not occur to Him immediately, Burt will blurt it out:

"The Jewish grinch who stole Christmas", Burt Prelutsky

I never thought I'd live to see the day that Christmas would become a dirty word... And I blame my fellow Jews. When it comes to pushing the multicultural, anti-Christian agenda, you find Jewish judges, Jewish journalists, and the American Civil Liberties Union, at the forefront.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47775

21 December 2007 at 11:45  
Blogger AethelBald, King of Wessex said...

Manfarang says it for me. I can enjoy Mass as long as its in a language I don't understand. OK, unless the hymns are end-of-term belters like Jerusalem or Eternal Father Strong to Save. Mess with the words of those guys and even I, an apostate, will get steamed.

21 December 2007 at 11:52  
Blogger paul ilc said...

When I hear of such idiocies, I believe Christian civilisation is doomed. Then I tell myself such despair is sinful....

The assumption behind such nonsense is that it is possible and desirable to take a value-neutral, non-judgemental position of all human affairs, and that unless you take this value-neutral, non-judgemental position you are imposing your values on others and so behaving irrationally and insensitively.

Of course, a value-neutral, non-judgemental perspective can be achieved only in the physical sciences. To attempt to achieve it in cultural celebrations, religion, morality or politics inevitably results in the imposition of the left-liberal, godless, politically correct ideology, which is most certainly not value-neutral or non-judgemental.

21 December 2007 at 12:00  
Anonymous king kong said...

For insulting Christians and violating the sanctity of Christmas Carols, I will sentence the offender to 15 days in prison after 15 lashes in the Town Hall Square on Friday at high noon.

21 December 2007 at 12:07  
Blogger Johnny Norfolk said...

Its very sad to me that we have people who do things like this. They are evil people who are undermining this country and our way of life.

They have probably never done a real days work in their lives and have the time to think about and then do things like this.

These are the scum of the earth.

21 December 2007 at 12:29  
Anonymous dexey said...

johnny norfolk said...
Its very sad to me that we have people who do things like this. They are evil people who are undermining this country and our way of life.

They have probably never done a real days work in their lives and have the time to think about and then do things like this.

These are the scum of the earth.

21 December 2007 12:29

Oh, Good God!
Didn't I read it is happening in Canada? How do a bunch of prissy liberals in Canada undermine 'this country and our way of life'? 'Our' way of life being, presumably, whatever johnny norfolk thinks his way of life is.
If these are the scum of the earth there must yet be hope for politicians, estate agents, journalists and solicitors.

21 December 2007 at 14:05  
Anonymous Nathan Hale said...

It all goes to prove the futility of a State Church.

There's a bigger question here. This Christianity-is-more-poisonous-than-child-pornography attitude has been around here in the States for a long, long time. Why has it passed over to Britain?

That may seem like a lame question, since just about everything that starts in the United States eventually makes its way into Britain but I hasten to remind you that it wasn't always so. For centuries, Britain turned up its nose at the wild ups-and-downs of the outside world and did its own thing.

For those who are not convinced that John Bull has fallen very far indeed, start taking note of how slavishly Great Britain is imitating the United States.

21 December 2007 at 15:57  
Anonymous king kong said...

We have the diagnosis, we can even administer the prescription, but alas, it's a fractious patient who argues over the validity of recommended measures until the cows come home.

So, what do you do with a non-compliant patient?

Such patients either eventually come to their senses and take heed, or perish. We shall see.

21 December 2007 at 16:37  
Blogger Homophobic Horse said...

May all commenters be reminded that this happened in Canada and not Britain. Though it may as well be Britain.

21 December 2007 at 17:24  
Anonymous billy said...

homophobic horse said...
May all commenters be reminded that this happened in Canada and not Britain. Though it may as well be Britain.

21 December 2007 17:24


Why might it as well be Britain?

21 December 2007 at 18:14  
Blogger Homophobic Horse said...

Scroll down to Friday December 14th

21 December 2007 at 19:14  
Blogger Johnny Norfolk said...

Its all about freeddom, So leave people alone to celibrate Christmas as they have always done.

22 December 2007 at 07:28  
Blogger Harry Hook said...

"Of course, a value-neutral, non-judgemental perspective can be achieved only in the physical sciences."

Yes ...and it's a right load of old pony ...especially when it is the only guide used in decision making.

28 December 2007 at 02:35  

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