At the end of holy week, the Christian – or at least the Western Christian Churches - celebrate the mysteries of Easter and the resurrection of Christ. At this time the BBC, in the shape of Nick Robinson on its flagship Today program, decided to belittle a Covid survivor’s reference to his faith as a ‘trick’ played on him by the drugs he was being administered in intensive care.
Hylton Murray-Philipson had been invited on to describe his recovery, and while doing so he related his experience of his hardest time,
“...one of the very powerful images I had in that moment of great distress and struggle was the image of Jesus calming the storm on the sea of Galilee, and that just came to me, and I would like to think that was Jesus Christ coming to me, and helping me in my hour of need.”
In response Mr Robinson, from his bully pulpit and near £300,000 pa salary thought to diminish him, on Good Friday, one of the holiest days of the year,
“Well, it’s so powerful that you have that, partly, I have to say, partly because of the drugs you have to be on in order to be on a ventilator machine, which plays tricks with the mind doesn’t it, really."
There is no way that Robinson, or any BBC operative would have said any such thing had Mr. Murray-Philipson been of any other faith. Mr Murray-Philipson is no credulous rube, far from it, he established Morgan Grenfell in Brazil in 1982 and was later chief executive of the investment bank Henry Ansbacher in New York and is now the chairman of the Global Canopy, a charity focusing on saving forests around the world where he works with Prince’s Charles’s Rainforest foundation. When he left the hospital, he was given a guard of honour by the nurses, doctors so moved they were by his approach to treatment. But, of course the BBC begs to differ.
But the BBC is not alone. The vicar of Great and Little St Bartholomew’s, or St Bart’s, is responsible for the Christian care of patients in Bart’s hospital and in the broader Trust comprising of 4 other hospitals, and now the great hanger hospital that is the brand new 4,000 bed Nightingale hospital in the docklands, specially created for the crisis. St Barts was founded, both the hospital and the church, in 1127, and was run by the church until the dissolution of the monasteries, its very fabric is testament to the link between health and faith.
But what Ft Walker has discovered is despite the fact that the NHS is happy for the Chaplin’s service (which is multifaith) to minister to the sick and dying – a service so vital at a time when people are dying alone, away from family and loved ones due to restrictions – it is the bureaucracy of the Church of England that has blocked access, banning the chaplaincy from carrying out their work of comforting the sick and dying. It seems that the Church itself, or the Church leadership no longer believes in the efficacy of the sacrament.
But it isn’t just the terminally declining Church of England that is finding this time of Covid to question their own faith in the service of the nation’s spiritual health. The Roman Catholic Church in the UK has also come up with it’s own piece of Covidiocy that is startling.
They have issued an edict that is not only content with closing and locking their churches, but they are now discouraging priests from filming and live streaming mass over Easter for fear that people will be so moved that, despite the warning and the clear instructions that they are not to do so, that they will turn up at church. The Pope himself live streamed Orbis in Urbo, from the great pavement of St Peter’s basilica in glorious isolation, but the panjandrums of the churches in England are no longer men of faith. They no longer believe in the power of the spirit to uplift, to inspire and to provide focus and meaning in our little lives. They no longer see it as their mission to provide succor to the weak, the sick and the old. instead they are timorous, bureaucratic, fearful and narrow.
The heights of our establishment, the media and much of government is devoid of Christian faith, so much is to be expected, but that the main churches are also that way inclined might explain why our national faith looks increasingly like a Potemkin village, beautiful structures, filled with nothing.
Now, at a time of such emotional and spiritual need is the time for them to stand up and stand tall. So far they have shown the moral fortitude of sea-slugs, and the vision of golden moles.
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The Muslims have discipline.
If that BBC puke had trashed Islam on a show in Pakistan.....
Discipline is Islam's strength.
Commitment is Islam's strength.
Female discipline is Islam's strength.
Women are not Flushing their Muslim sons down the metaphorical toilet.
They will be used to destroy the British unbeliever and take his women
and his land.
The lack of Christian Faith by the so called church leaders is both sick & deplorable, GOD.Save Us All for they too
will stand in judgement before GOD The Creator of The Universe, His Most Holy Son Jesus Christ The Savor of The
World, & The Holy Spirit. GOD BLESS the sinner such as me. Amen............
Jesus' Name has been blasphemed for centuries. The ultimate blasphemy was crucifying Him. Did He revile those present, no, He prayed and forgave them. He also told us that we WILL be persecuted and that we are to forgive them that do so. Don't fall into the world's ways, we have the Holy Spirit residing in us. I have been vilified and assaulted as a policeman in Western Australia. I have locked the offenders up but have also prayed for them that they may come to know the love and grace of Jesus.He is our only hope.
Amen! And AMEN!!! Brother Adams!!!
The church of England also approvves of witchcraft and other pagan worship. But the real problem is Satans Church in Rome.
A prime example of the lack of spine was the New York cardinal Dolan on Fox News using his time mainly to express his sorrow over Jews not being able to celebrate their traditional Passover Seder, before fleetingly mention that Christians are also affected by the restrictions. Fox News, next time just invite the Rebbe.
First, the fact that the patient is a successful businessman doesn't secure him from being a nutjob. We call that sort of jump in 'logic' a faulty syllogism. That said, reporters should be tarred, feathered, fined and fired if they mock or represent any religion in a way they would fear to do with Islam.
BBC and English religions are a$$ based polls up the a$$ smelling phony cults. They have always been our enemy.
It doesn't matter how the vision was accomplished while under Covid-19 treatment. It happened and it could only have been produced by his having learned and understood the power of Jesus Christ at an earlier point in this man's life. Sunday School teachers and ministers of the Gospel, keep up the good work and at some point it will bear good fruit in the lives of your students.
what WOULD you expect frm the HeeBBC?
Speak for your self , and please write in proper English next time
Some of us appreciate the dry truth.
Mans churches as we have been forewarned 2000 years ago would fall away
and unite as a World Religion incorporating all the religions of the world.
Under the rule of a false prophet and the Prince of this world.