Friday, September 08, 2006

You Couldn't Make it Up!

Hinduism no barrier to job as priest in Church of England

The Times reports that a priest with the Church of England who converted to Hinduism has been allowed to continue to officiate as a cleric.

The Rev David Hart’s diocese renewed his licence this summer even though he had moved to India, changed his name to Ananda and daily blesses a congregation of Hindus with fire previously offered up to Nagar, the snake god. He also “recites Gayatri Mantram with the same devotion with which he celebrates the Eucharist”, according to The Hindu, India’s national newspaper.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How wonderful. Some religious sense at last.

Anonymous said...

I was under the impression that the Christian God gave strict instructions to a guy called Moses on some tablets of stone about this sort of thing. The Hindu faith seeme very flexible to an outsider but the C of E is risking some serious 'fire and brimstone' here.

Anonymous said...

anon again!

This man has Forsight of Christ! He is bringing Religion together as best he can.... shame the Pope and Archi Bishop & ALL the other Religious leaders cannot think the same.
Is anyone doing anything similar with the Muslem?

Anonymous said...

Didn't the Chosen People get punished by having to wander around a patch of sand in the Sinai for 40 years for a little bit of Ecumenical idolatry of the Golden Calf?