This helps to explain a lot.
The Roman Catholic bishop who oversees the armed forces has provoked fury by praising the Iranian leadership for its "forgiveness" and "act of mercy" in freeing the 15 British sailors and marines last week.Sometimes you have to wonder if some nations no longer really deserve to survive the marketplace of history.
Bishop Burns said Iran demonstrated 'faith in a forgiving God'
The Bishop of the Forces, the Rt Rev Tom Burns, said that the religious beliefs of the Iranians had played a large part in their decision to release the hostages after holding them for more than two weeks.
His words were echoed by a leading Anglican figure, the Right Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, who said Iran had acted within the "moral and spiritual tradition of their country" and contrasted this with Britain's "free-floating attitudes".
I am very proud of my Confederate background - but I know it was a culture that was best left on the ash-heap of history. At least we (yes, I claim it) went down fighting - but a culture and nation that will not even defend itself, or those who try to defend it? Well, what is the use of it all?
If they were a garden variety Quaker or Unitarian/Universalists preacher - that would be one thing; but this degree of spineless lack-of-clue is not worthy of their position.
Oh, and what is it with the crypto Crusader-Zionist lid? Well, at least you can say it is better than the neo-pagan Earth Mother topper the Episcopalians like.