The Cross Is Not Comfortable

I am currently reading The Children of Men, by P.D. James.  It has been a fascinating and thought-provoking read.

From the end of chapter 7 as I drifted off to sleep last night (the story is set in the year 2021)  ::

During the mid-1990s the recognized churches, particularly the Church of England, moved from the theology of sin and redemption to a less uncompromising doctrine: corporate social responsibility coupled with a sentimental humanism.  Rosie has gone further and has virtually abolished the Second Person of the Trinity together with His cross, substituting a golden orb of the sun in glory, like a garish Victorian pub sign.

The change was immediately popular.  Even to unbelievers like myself, the cross, stigma of barbarism of officialdom and of man’s ineluctable cruelty, has never been a comfortable symbol.

Makes you think the future is now, doesn’t it?

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