Archbishop of Canterbury: God ‘will not give happy ending’

archbishop-canterbury-rowan-williamsI think this man is secretly reading the Qur’an.

God will not intervene to prevent humanity from wreaking disastrous damage to the environment, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned.

In a lecture, Dr Rowan Williams urged a “radical change of heart” to prevent runaway climate change.

At York Minster he said humanity should turn away from the selfishness and greed that leads it to ignore its interdependence with the natural world.

It’s called the diseases of the heart my brother of another faith.

And God would not guarantee a “happy ending”, he warned.

Dr Williams has often spoken out about environmental issues.

The “happy ending” is yawm al qiyaamah. It’s happy for some and unhappy for others.

‘Ultimate tragedy’

Speaking on Wednesday he said just as God gave humans free will to do “immeasurable damage” to themselves as individuals it seemed “clear” they had the same “terrible freedom” as a human race.

“I think that to suggest that God might intervene to protect us from the corporate folly of our practices is as unchristian and unbiblical as to suggest that he protects us from the results of our individual folly or sin,” he said.

Word. It’s called riba (usury, interest). This is result of it.  On to the rest of the article:

“God’s faithfulness stands, assuring us that even in the most appalling disaster love will not let us go – but it will not be a safety net that guarantees a happy ending in this world.”

Without a change of heart, Dr Williams warned, the world faced a number of “doomsday scenarios” including the “ultimate tragedy” of humanity gradually “choked, drowned, or starved by its own stupidity.”

The poorest and most vulnerable and our children and grandchildren would pay the heaviest price for climate change, he added.

A Greenpeace spokesman welcomed the speech: “Hundreds of thousands of people are dying every year because we haven’t taken the necessary steps to stop climate change.

“Whilst there’s nothing wrong in hoping for a miracle, relying on one does seem to be more than a bit reckless.

“We need to all do what we can now, or we’re giving up on this world.”

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the British Humanist Association said: “The fact that god is not going to help us handle climate change will come as no surprise to many.

“But nor will the reinterpretation of ancient texts to be about stewardship rather than dominion, or indeed any faith in some non-human support.

“What may help us to manage it is human reason and the application of technology, and a recognition that we are on our own on this earth and must handle our own problems.”

This is the same man that said Muslims in the UK should be able to follow the shariah. Maybe he’s a closet Muslim waiting for the right time to go public.  I mean look at his beard!  How many Christian priests, bishops, popes, etc. are rockin’ beards these days?  Actually, the Eastern Orthodox Christians do, but not so much the Catholics or Protestants.

Anyways, may Allah guide him to Islam.

Source: BBC News

9 Replies to “Archbishop of Canterbury: God ‘will not give happy ending’”

  1. lol I wouldn’t say he’s ‘secretly’ reading it, he is a theologian at heart and knows quite a lot about the deep workings of Islam. He even gave a blurb on the back of Hamza Yusuf’s Creed of Imam Tahawi.

    A lot of Christian theologians and philosophers have been inspired by Muslim thinkers in their works, the greatest example being between Aquinas and al-Ghazali.

    Funnily enough as I was writing this comment I stumbled upon this:

  2. Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu,

    If you wish this man good, the last thing you should have done is to lay out many seemingly good reasons for the claim that he is a closet Muslim. This man is a voice of moderation among an increasingly militant (remnants) of the Christian community in the West, and therefore a pain in their neck which they can’t wait to eliminate. If any evangelical loon passes by your blog and reads this, it will give him a perfect set of founding arguments for the latest anti-Muslim conspiracy theory; they’re still after Barack Hussein Obama because of similar “reasons”, right?


  3. We as muslim should be great full to Allah for our deen and see how ignorant these people are of Allah there is a veil over their hearts and minds because of their kufr. They are ignorant of the basics concerning the Creator, Sustainer, the owner of all existence, the one who not a leave falls except it is by His will and manifest destiny, what falls out of Allah’s control? Nothing!!! A muslim child knows better than this ignorant so called Christian scholar.

  4. This post is not against anyone. It simply me sharing my pov in light of everyone elses post.

    Be nice to nice people. There are lots of WONDERFUL people throughout history who are not Muslim. There are lots of people who have done Amazing things who are not Muslims.

    The other thing is that not everyone who says he is a mujahid is one nor can he always be aware of the real designs of those who support him. I don’t know how intelligent it is to say that Saudi, Iranian or Pakistani political maneuvers are the will of God just because they cloak their foot soldiers as righteous warriors or because the people in question think thats who they are. Realpolitik suggests otherwise. A good student of history (including the history of Arabs) would say, don’t mistake politics for anything other than good ol’ politics.

    Whomever you draw close to, their goodness comes from God and it affects you, likewise the goodness you show them returns to God. God is good and wants us to be good, its as simple as that.

    The politics of distinction is not about God but about ego. I’ve seen it many times. We are different because….. We are not like others because…..which is identity politics and identity politics is all about the naafs, about flaming the fires of desire. Remember, who said, I am better than he, I am made of fire, he merely of clay. Distinction.

    God teaches on the one hand that we are individuals and should ask ourselves “who am I?”, “should I be like my ancestors before me?” etc. but at the same time, God teaches us that we are all the same – when a king and a pauper die, neither gets to take their possessions with them, and irrespective of anyones beliefs, every person goes leaving behind only their footprint on the world. I say cherish the people who leave good footprints.

  5. @Mustafa – Bro, if any of those crazies you described use this blog post as a legitimate primary source to declare the Archbishop of Cantebury a Muslim, then they are only making themselves only dumber. Plus, I’ll get tons of hits from them, :-D.

  6. Christians have believed in the day of judgement, human free will, and the ills of selfishness since before the Qur’an was even created… Just because he is spiritually awakened isn’t a threat to Islam or Muslims. We should judge people for what they say not the label they apply to themselves

  7. yahya I assume you are a muslim.we must be very careful of our words everything we say and do will be shown to us and we will judged by them on the day of judgment, in reality that is the day that really matters. the prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu alyhi wa sallam)
    said what means: a person may sometimes utter a word which he does not deem as serious, but because of it he will be driven into the hellfire 70 years. al-bukhary. The Quran is the eternal attribute of Allah
    it is not composed of letters or sounds, it does not resemble the speech of creation. The Quran is not created. May Allah guide us to all that is good in this life and in the hearafter.

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