Monday 8 November 2010

Claire Rayner now deified!

I was listening to the "Today" programme on Radio 4 this morning when I choked on my toothpaste. Mr Mike Smith of the Patients Association was speaking about standards in some of our hospitals - a subject which his old friend Claire Rayner had also pursued for many years. He got very excited and said that now Claire Rayner had died, that "we are her representatives on earth"!
The Vicar of Claire Rayner on earth - what a title!
I'm sure Claire Rayner believed she was fighting for good in many of her causes but much of her advice and her opinions were quite contrary to the teaching of the Church and indeed the Church's understanding of natural law. Interesting how those with no faith get caught up in supernatural terms that are rightly the Church's ambit of influence.
Also, the move to canonise the deceased (or in this case deify them!) that has not just seeped into most of our Catholic funerals but is indeed awash in them.

Despite the vitriol she spewed forth upon Christ's Vicar on earth she, like all the deceased would benefit from our prayers for her soul until the time that the Church decides to raise her to the altar.
"I have no language with which to adequately describe Joseph Alois Ratzinger, AKA the Pope. In all my years as a campaigner I have never felt such animus against any individual as I do against this creature. His views are so disgusting, so repellent and so hugely damaging to the rest of us, that the only thing to do is to get rid of him."
Oh dear!

You can listen to the interview here:

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