Monday, November 17, 2008

Defender of Faith? Perhaps ‘Syncretismus Defensor’ didn’t have the right ring to it

And if one wanted a bit more evidence of what a mess England has become since the end of the reign of Mary I, I see The Sydney Morning Herod on Saturday (and today’s CathNews) rehashing the old news of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales’s stated desire to be known as ‘Defender of Faith’, not ‘Defender of the Faith’. Who knows, perhaps His Royal Highness will even relinquish the (usurped) headship of the Church of England. But if H.M. The Queen lives to anything like the age of her late mother, and if Britain continues on its present course, then His Royal Highness might find that the only ‘faith’ left to defend under the throne to which he accedes is Islam (given, of course, that atheism is a non-faith).

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, Bishop, Confessor, 2008 A.D.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hoping Her Majesty will be around for a long time yet.