Monday, 24 March 2008

Telegraph: The Easter message: prepare for the end of civilisation

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, gave a warning yesterday against materialist greed and prophesied the collapse of civilisation. In his Easter Day sermon at Canterbury Cathedral, Dr Williams said that the luxuries we took for granted could not be sustained for ever.

In our culture, thoughts of death were too painful to manage, he told worshippers. Criticising modern society’s approach to mortality, Dr Williams said: “Individuals live in anxious and acquisitive ways, seizing what they can to provide a security that is bound to dissolve, because they are going to die,” he said.

“Societies or nations do the same. The individual grabbing the things of this world is in fact the mark of an inner deadness.” Read more
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