Giles Fraser … [fill the rest in yourself]

I know I shouldn’t but I find Fraser compulsively addicting – like watching a car crash.

This week Fraser wants us to think about scapegoats. It starts off well enough with this quote:

âœTHEN AARON shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and sending it away into the wilderness . . .â (Leviticus 16.21).

But, not unexpectedly, it then degenerates.
Fraser waffles on about Jade Goody and the recent nonsense in the latest UK Big Brother. Fair enough. But perhaps a better place to end up with isn’t

She is so much easier a target precisely because she has such an unsympathetic way with her. But if the Church is to resist the scapegoating, it has to stand up for unsympathetic characters. Thatâ™s when it matters most. Otherwise, we are no different from the cowards at the cross with our weasel cries of âœCrucify.â

Just think about that. Jesus just got equated with Jade Goody. Of course, in reality, there’s a vast difference. What Fraser doesn’t tell us is the important fact that Jesus was innocent. More than that,

Hebrews 10:11 And every priest stands day after day serving and offering the same sacrifices again and again sacrifices that can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 where he is now waiting until his enemies are made a footstool for his feet. 14 For by one offering he has perfected for all time those who are made holy.

But, of course, Fraser doesn’t believe that nonsense so he needs to find something else to waste column inches on.

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