"Archbishop Cranmer" blogs about religion and politics in England. He takes on the death of Ivan Cameron:
The suspension of Parliament as ‘a mark of respect’ may not have been appropriate, but it felt it. Politics, like theology, has to embrace the vernacular. And the narrative has become that of illogic and unreason. It may not be right or good, or even conducive to the rational and reasonable, but it is real and it is now. Politicians, like priests, either use it, or they cease to communicate and simply confirm their utter irrelevance.