Thursday, 16 August 2007

Anglican Archbishop of Dublin takes liberal view of cohabitation before marriage

In an extensive interview in the current issue of the Dublin-based magazine, Hot Press, the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr John Neill, has said that "the ideal - and right place - is for sex within marriage", but added that he "certainly would not condemn anybody in a loving relationship". Asked if the Anglican Church considered pre-marital sex as a sin, Dr Neill said: "I think that making hard and fast statements about listing things as sins would be less common nowadays.

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2 comments:

Timothy Edwards said...

Dr Neill said: "I think that making hard and fast statements about listing things as sins would be less common nowadays."

Well, he is certainly right that it would be less common.

But as to whether that is a good thing or not, ah, that is quite a different thing ...

Timothy Edwards
Bethnal Green, East London

J Ussher (Belfast) said...

More from the interview at:
http://irishangle.net/nuacht/?q=node/475