Sunday, February 20, 2005

CoE to pray for Camilla

To be quite honest, I'm not inclined to 'blog about the ridiculous situation regarding Prince Charles and his 'wife'-to-be. However, this article in the Times about the changes to the CoE prayers as a result of the marriage is interesting:
CHURCHGOERS are to be commanded by royal warrant to pray for Camilla Parker Bowles as part of regular Sunday services after her marriage to the Prince of Wales on April 8.
The Queen is planning to issue the warrant in formal recognition of her new daughter-in-law’s status as one of the most high-ranking members of the royal family.
At the moment, only the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Charles are individually remembered by the Church of England in state prayers during services of matins and evensong.
The new wording to be used in the prayers is expected to state: “Almighty God, the fountain of all goodness, we humbly beseech thee to bless Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Charles, Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall.” There is a separate prayer for the Queen.
Know thy enemy
This article is also a fascinating, if chilling, read. It tells of an Iraqi insurgent sniper who taught himself his trade by playing computer games and watching films. He claims 29 kills - 9 Iraqis and 20 Americans. Read it all to find out what motivates him.
Of course, it's not difficult to understand why Muslim fundamentalists might consider the West to be Satanic when we read about the British Navy's new pro-homosexuality policies. Sickeningly, the Times also tells us that in Britain over 1,000 girls under the age of 15 abort their children annually.

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