George Carey—My fellow bishops are wrong. Fuelling the culture of welfare dependency is immoral.

Posted by Kendall Harmon

...these five bishops — led by the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds — cannot lay claim to the moral high-ground.

The sheer scale of our public debt, which hit £1trillion yesterday, is the greatest moral scandal facing Britain today.

If we can’t get the deficit under control and begin paying back this debt, we will be mortgaging the futures of our children and grandchildren.

In order to do this, we desperately need to reform our welfare system.

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Posted January 27, 2012 at 7:24 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. sophy0075 wrote:

I seem to recall St Paul’s statements on a similar topic, noting that he supported himself through his tent-making skill, and saying that those who do not labor should not be allowed to live on the efforts of others.

I suppose the bishops opposing Ld Carey’s viewpoint are of the opinion that those sections of the Bible can be excised/subject to re-interpretation to fit the times/etc, along with Biblical teachings concerning morality in general.

January 27, 1:21 pm | [comment link]
2. omdw wrote:

Does not 2 Thessalonians 3:2 say ” if a man WILL not work,he shall not eat”? Is this not different from ‘if he does not work’?  Sadly many people have the will to work, but either cannot find it, or due to physical or mental handicap are unable to work.

January 29, 1:13 am | [comment link]
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