Motto: More Jesus, Less Christ, no God!
“A warm welcome to Zingcreed, the post-Christian blog with a socialist agenda. I’ve been aware of Corbyn ever since he chaired my borough’s planning committee in 1978. Our local paper, The Hornsey Journal referred to him and his Labour Party buddies at that time as “a Trotskyist junta“. I see him on the same less respectable demo’s that I tend to go on, and I’ve even been to hear him speak on occasions, the last time being a solidarity rally in support of Hugo Chavez the socialist president of Venezuela, a country I know and love. I felt Corbyn’s eulogy on that occasion was a bit over the top: after all Chavez was an army officer, as were many of his appointees. To finish off my wittering, I’ll just mention that he drinks at the same pub that I do. Although he’s not a Christian, he had some interesting things to say to Christians on the Left.
I hope you find this interesting.
Peter Turner, M.A., M.Sc.”
Christians on the Left put the following questions to the Leadership and Deputy Leadership candidates.
- What role do the candidates see churches and people of other faiths
playing in the future of the Labour Party?
- In line with our campaign would you support full legal separation of
‘casino’ investment banking and retail banking?
Jeremy Corbyn (Leadership candidate) @jeremycorbyn
I believe faith communities are essential allies in the struggle for a better Britain. I want to create a society embedded in values of fairness and equality, empathy and solidarity. I want a society that better enables us all to realise the innate goodness
inherent in our nature. I know this aspiration is shared as deeply within faith communities. Last year 13 million of our fellow citizens were living in poverty. With the worst of Tory austerity yet to come, that figure is only set to rise.
I know that up and down the country there are people of all faiths and none, on the front line of welfare reform, bearing witness to the pain this government is inflicting on the some of our poorest communities. I want to see more faith leaders publicly challenge this injustice. In speaking out last year against the impact of welfare cuts, the twenty-six Church of England Bishops were standing up for those abandoned by the politicians who should be protecting them. We need unity to stop the damage this government is wrecking and I will stand shoulder to shoulder with all faith leaders to that end. I believe it is wrong that the poorest are being made to pay for an economic crisis that is the responsibility of the richest.