Anyway, back to GOD TV. I was watching this the other day and it had a segment with a man and a woman who turned out to be Wendy and Rory who started the station. Wendy was praying especially for Britain on this segment as she felt that it was under attack, and that the weather was somehow connected to the occult and Harry Potter. Yes, you can scoff, but I wondered....Maybe, but the Rt Rev Graham Dow, Anglican Bishop of Carlisle, has another theory about the floods. He blames the gays. Yes, it's God's judgement on society, once again. And once again it is a flood, which is a rather crude way of telling off the people: Daffyd may be the only gay in the village but everybody gets wet. You think He would have at least warned the righteous to build boats or take out insurance.
Of course, this weekend is the launch of the new Harry book and it has seen some of the worst weather Britain has seen in YEARS. Coincidence? Maybe....
Of course, the real blame lies with the Government, which "has been playing the role of God in saying that people are free to act as they want." Hang on; I am no theologian but doesn't God say we are free to act as we want, or does the doctrine of Free Will mean something else? And, whilst we are at it, didn't God tell Noah that he wouldn't send any more floods?
Meanwhile, the Government is also being blamed for Harry Potter:
Blair's 10 years as Prime Minster coincided exactly with the 10 years over which the Harry Potter series was published, 1997-2007. What does this tell us? Professor Bloom argues that Rowling's work appeals to 'millions of "reader non-readers" because they sense her wistful sincerity, and want to join her world, imaginary or not, in their desire to feed a vast hunger for unreality.' It's not a bad summary of the Blair years, is it? The Harry Potter books are pure escapism; clearly the Blair generation of readers craved escape.