ROWAN WILLIAMS CALLS FOR EVEN MORE SECRECY

From THE TELEGRAPH:

The Archbishop of Canterbury has voiced sympathy for public figures who take out super-injunctions, defending their right to privacy and attacking the “miasma of gossip and prurience” that surrounds them. He said that very few people lead blameless lives and celebrities were not alone in wishing to hide from “ceaseless scrutiny” by the media.

Dr Williams told The Daily Telegraph: “Of course, if people behaved morally there would be no need for super-injunctions. But how many of us actually would be comfortable about the ceaseless scrutiny of every aspect of ourselves? This is a culture so obsessed with transparency that it can confuse that, I think, with this universal miasma of gossip and prurience.”

COMMENT: Well, well, well. I wonder what rattled his cage.

Comments

ROWAN WILLIAMS CALLS FOR EVEN MORE SECRECY — 6 Comments

  1. Well, he has no problem with “transparent-izing” others, does he. He knows perfectly well what “transparency” means. Pot calling the kettle black as far as I am concerned.

    Fr. Scott

  2. Indeed. What is that execrable “Bishop’s Checklist”, if not a DEMAND for transparency from Certain Select Others?

    Bite me, M’Lord Archbishop!

    wv, “stable”. As in, the birthplace of The Lord that Rowan Cantuar has distanced himself so very far from. Or, a condition the opposite of how he’s leaving the CofE.

  3. “but how many of us actually would be comfortable about the ceaseless scrutiny of every aspect of ourselves?

    Well, um…how about me for a start? (And probably quite a lot of other people)… and I’m not even an Archbishop. I’d have thought they would have less to hide. OCICB….

    WRONG!!!

    (This guy goes from bad to worse).

  4. When will he just resign and go back to being an academic before he breaks anything else? He was good at that, no public statements, nice office, published occasionally… this not so much.

  5. Unless they re gay. THen he applies a prurient eye to everything in their sexual history just to prove they can’t be a bishop.

    Except for certain gay bishops, of course. Who live in the closet.

    GAY BISHOPS COME OUT!

  6. Cry me a river. Part of the price of being celebrated as a celebrity is to forgo privacy in any form. That’s the devil’s price for fame, great monetary recompense, being photographed at posh events, being called upon to pontificate in the media on various and sundry occasions, and being a spokesmodel for things commercial, political, or charitable.

    Having the power, as Rowan does, to help or hinder in a gross way the very lives of others (see Jeffrey John) requires another devil’s payment in loss of privacy.

    Suck it up and deal with you, your Archbishopness!