life, Politics

Nolo Episcopari

Inside the Cathedral

I’ve been reading Trollope again. You might dimly remember his eternally relevant thoughts on sandwiches. In Barchester Towers, however, he is even more percipient on the matter of the hypocrisy of public demand:

If we look to our clergymen to be more than men, we shall probably teach ourselves to think that they are less, and can hardly hope to raise the character of the pastor by denying to him the right to entertain the aspirations of a man.

In the wake of bigotgate, and what looks to be the last sapping of real will from the Labour campaign, we’d do well to remember that, and ask again what’s so good about that nice Mr Cameron. Hopi Sen has some frustrated thoughts on all this horse race nonsense.

We spent part of our weekend in another cathedral city, Worcester – one of our favourite cathedrals in England, and fortunately on our very doorstep. On a sunny day, there isn’t much better than a walk along the Severn.

Advertisements
Standard

One thought on “Nolo Episcopari

  1. Pingback: Big Weekend « @Number 71

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s