When the 60 year old Justin Welby learnt recently that the DNA test he had taken revealed that the man who he thought was his father was not in fact his biological father, he was moved to say,
“I know that I find who I am in Jesus Christ, not in genetics, and my identity in him never changes.”
By rejecting the “scientific” evidence, it throws the spotlight on the origin of his ‘faith’.
According to The Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2016, Welby, who was, “uninterested in religion”, senses ‘God's presence’ as he prays with a friend in New Court, Trinity College, Cambridge, on October 12th 1975, at the age of 19, ‘changing his life for good..’
Fortunately or unfortunately for the Archbishop, depending on his point of view, the philosopher Xenophanes some 500 years before Christ, had noted and ridiculed the stories of the ‘gods’ being taken seriously and literally and viewed them as allegories and metaphors of human ‘spiritual’ experiences.
Astrologers have also noted that the so-called “Religious Experience” is associated with the movement of the planets and a look at Welby's horoscope reveals just such an involvement.
The name given by the ‘Church’ to hide this ‘spiritual secret’ from us for over 2,000 years is the metaphor, “The Virgin Birth”.
A metaphor is a, ‘figure of speech,’ meaning, ‘to transfer’ to a word or phrase, it is not literally applicable.
Welby should re-examine his understanding of, ‘God's presence,’ before he leads too many of his ‘flock’ astray.
No Virgin Birth = No Jesus Christ.
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The Daily Telegraph 9th April 2016.
Xenophanes of Colophone, Greek philosopher, theologian, poet and social and religious critic.