As I get older, it increasingly seems to me that we inhabit a world in which what would have once been regarded as absurd is fast becoming reality.
This week it emerged that Church of England bishops are preparing to launch a ‘project on gendered language’ in the spring, which will be debated by the General Synod, the Church’s parliament.
Priests may have to stop using the male pronouns ‘He’ and ‘Him’ in prayers. The phrase ‘Our Father’ could be dropped from the Lord’s Prayer, which Jesus taught his disciples to say.
What manner of desecration will be committed, I wonder. ‘Our parent who art in Heaven’? Or even, ‘Our non-binary parent who hangs out in Heaven’? But perhaps Heaven itself is regarded as an unacceptably elitist concept by the noisy woke brigade within our Established Church.
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