I had this argument once with someone who said tolerating ambiguity was the sign of a civilised society. It shut me up for a bit. But here, as in so many cases, ambiguity is just another word for bilge. Tolerating bilge is the sign of a lazy society. They're skating along on the carapace of our sloth, this family. I'm sure that's not what the divine right of kings was supposed to be about.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Toleration of bilge
As Zoe Williams writes, it does seem rather un-Christian for the Queen to refuse a mention of Prince Charles' new wife in Church prayers for the royal family: