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Monday, 5 May 2008

Just thought I'd drop in to say...

If Charles the Fifth Column ever becomes King, I'm turning Jacobite. Well, I must be off. Take care.


Yours very truly,


Burton

12 comments:

Beaverbrook said...

Sir Richard Burton, you'll be an old man before Her Majesty vacates the throne. In the meantime, get some sleep.

Yours equally very truly,

Beaverbrook

Shaftesbury said...

What an odd thing to post !

Anonymous said...

Odd in the sense of not being even, or odd in the very best sense of English eccentricity?

Burton

Aeneas the Younger said...

Odd in the sense of being at odds with the precepts of Loyality and Legality.

Anonymous said...

How so? Do I not have the right to my opinion under the monarchy? Is the Queen not the ultimate protector of that right? I didn't say I'd do anything seditious. In my opinion, the Prince is at more at odds with your above noted principles than I am, given his untenable position as a champion of Islam and the future Defender of a Faith he publicly grades below the "religion of peace".

"Islam can teach us today a way of understanding and living in the world which Christianity itself is poorer for having lost. At the heart of Islam is its preservation of an integral view of the Universe. Islam-like Buddhism and Hinduism-refuses to separate man and nature, religion and science, mind and matter, and has preserved a metaphysical and unified view of ourselves and the world around us. . . . But the West gradually lost this integrated vision of the world with Copernicus and Descartes and the coming of the scientific revolution. A comprehensive philosophy of nature is no longer part of our everyday beliefs."

Burton

Shaftesbury said...

Nonsense.

Reg said...

I fear the monarch will not survive in Canada if Charles ever does ascend to the throne; I doubt it would even survive in the UK.

Viscount Feldon said...

Do you have any reason for that fear? The Diana crackpots really aren't as numerous as they make themselves out to be.

Anonymous said...

"Nonsense"

I agree. Charles' ramblings are indeed nonsense. I'm glad to see we're on the same wavelength.

Burton

Lord Best said...

Unfortunately the Prince is expressing views common amongst many Westerners. The reason so many people are converting to Islam and Buddhism and whatnot is due to Christianity losing much of its ritualistic and spiritual allure in the past decades, often in an attempt to look 'hip' and misguided attempts to modernise. The CoE is a laugh (it gives me no pleasure to say this I must add), but I do think the Catholic church is in a position to claw back some ground.
Do not even get me started on American style evangelism.

El Jefe Maximo said...

As an outsider who wishes both Britain and the monarchy well, I would suggest some patience. Look for the fullness of time to resolve the matter of the eccentric opinions of both the Prince of Wales and the Diana-worshipers. One never knows what will happen, or how the opinions of the public, or of the wearer of the crown, might change.

Anonymous said...

"Islam-like Buddhism and Hinduism-refuses to separate man and nature, religion and science, mind and matter, and has preserved a metaphysical and unified view of ourselves and the world around us."

While I would certainly agree that a monist view is warranted, we cannot overlook the foul vapours arising from Islam, the many anti-science and anti-reality stances of Hinduism, and the forms of Buddhism that twist Siddhartha's philosophy into yet another theism. Some of the attitude underlying the quoted statement is valid; however, none of the aforementioned religions truly lead humanity forward.