quote:"...this is the key issue, we need to understand what “listening” means. It means hearing, but not necessarily agreeing with what is heard. It’s a mistake to conflate listening with agreement. A person who receives and understands information and then chooses not to comply with it has listened to the speaker even though the result is not what the speaker wanted. Listening is therefore a term in which the listener listens to the one who produced the sound to be listened, and you can change the letters of the word “listen” to be reformed to spell “silent”.
quote:Originally posted by Baptist Trainfan: May it not be the Bishop's listening which defective, but his way of talking about it?Having said that, I personally can't see much that's wrong with his comments!
quote:Originally posted by lilBuddha: The problem with the excerpt from bishop's statement is that it is incomplete.In the context of this situation, it is not enough to hear and understand. One must address the concerns as well or having listened becomes functionally the same as having ignored.
quote:Originally posted by L'organist: Blackburn's 'logic' may be behind the latest stunt from ++Justin in Africa.After all, what better way can an ABC choose to show his feelings after a Report he personally commended to the Synod had been rejected by his fellow clergy than to use a speech in Rwanda to contrast the numbers attending (implying 'faithfulness') of the church there with the CofE.Yes, we all know the ABC wears two hats but surely wearing his 'Anglican Communion' hat shouldn't mean he feels free to diss the church he comes from.
quote:Originally posted by Martin60: It says that they are less educated.