- Jul 11, 2001
You got what? Aces full? Read 'em and weep... royal flush!
I've heard talk that among some of the likely monarchal reforms that are likely to come through King Tampon, is to change the title/description/whatever you call this thing: "Defender of the Faith" to "Defender of the Faiths"
That would be hilarious. I wonder how many christiofascist brexiter heads would explode if that happens. Might need a national clean up day.
In fact, the theme was one Prince Charles has been publicly preoccupied with since 1982, when he chided the British Medical Association for modern medicine's obsession with cells and molecules at the expense of "traditional", holistic medicine.
More obnoxious to mainstream scientists was his 1996 accusation that science had tried to assume a "tyranny over our understanding". Perhaps most disturbing of all for the rationalists was his 1993 speech at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, when he effectively accused his own faith of surrendering the world to science at the time of the Renaissance.
"At the core of Christianity there still lies an integral view of the sanctity of the world, and a clear sense of the trusteeship and responsibility given to us for our natural surroundings," he said. "But the west gradually lost this integrated vision of the world with Copernicus and Descartes and the coming of the scientific revolution."
Despite his wish to be known as "defender of faith" rather than defender of the Anglican faith on inheriting the throne, the prince loyally attends Anglican services. But he has compared main stream British Christianity and humanism unfavourably with more "traditionalist" religions like Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.
There is still an environmental theme among the hunting and fishing right-wingers. Quite frankly, the more left leaning "environmental groups" need to figure out how to talk to these folks because they share a lot of concerns and goals. Landownership is mostly public in the western states but the allocation of grazing is based on a bizarre hereditary preference system. It's a completely un-American system that we've been stuck with for almost a century much to the detriment of the environment and the taxpayers. But that's for another thread, I suppose.He's even a sort of environmentalist, in that conservative way that the aristocratic huntin' and shootin' class often are (they care about the environment because they own most of it). Curiously similar to the kind of right-wing 'environmentalism' that seems to feature in the Western parts of the US, only there it's a bit less aristocratic, becuase both land-ownership and hunting are more democratised.
I can't see how even the BBC are going to manage a fortnight of "BREAKING NEWS: QUEEN STILL DEAD"Still not safe to turn the radio or TV on. I don't _hate_ the monarchy, personally, I just have spent most of my life desperately trying not to hear about it, so I can pretend it isn't there. Above all, it's just so _boring_ to hear about. Sometimes it gets quite difficult to avoid it.
Per the news Trump really liked the Queen. He’s not the guy to go there to console or show sorrow but he is the guy to go to make business contacts. I’m not so sure about what you’ve said.
Seems like the Queen has show one final act of grace towards us. Only the President & First Lady are invited.
You are lucky to get that... ungrateful rebels...Seems like the Queen has show one final act of grace towards us. Only the President & First Lady are invited.
Buckingham Palace did not invite President Joe Biden to assemble a delegation to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II next week, and instead extended a specific invitation for only the President and first lady, a White House official told CNN.www.cnn.com