What are we to make of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s amazing concession that the implementation of Sharia Law in the U.K. was “unavoidable”? A couple of things: what will happen when the U.K.’s PC multiculturalism collides with Muslim anti-gay rulings? Is hanging someone (cf. the thousands of homosexuals who went to the gallows in Iran the last 30 years) just ‘different’ and needs only to be contextualized?
And one could argue that Christendom’s clergy at least put up a fight in North Africa in the 5th and 6th centuries before being overwhelmed, and that there were priests on the walls of Constantinople on that terrible day May 29, 1453 — but Archbishop Rowan Williams seems to be welcoming in the end of the Church and the Enlightenment all at once in a sort of ‘if you can’t beat them, join them.’