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John Terry was tonight preparing for showdown talks with England manager Fabio Capello which could decide his future. The England captain is due to meet his boss in the morning to hear his fate after details of his alleged relationship with Vanessa.
One of the biggest mistakes any believer makes is to imagine that it is their right and obligation to enforce on a secular world the morality code that their religion supports and that they agree to be governed by.
We do not have that right, and it's not an obligation.
Secular society makes it's own rules, that's why it's secular.
They may look to 'us' in times of strife and when things have gone drastically wrong.
They will blame 'our God' when disaster strikes and they are left devastated and not sure what to do or why 'it' happened.
But we live in different kingdoms and we belong to different masters and we cannot ever hope to mix with 'them', nor them with 'us'.
My bible tells me:
And whoever sees Me sees Him Who sent Me.
I have come as a Light into the world, so that whoever believes in Me [whoever cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] may not continue to live in darkness.
So we cannot 'cleave' to those who live in the dark, but equally, we cannot judge them either, for the next verse reads....
If anyone hears My teachings and fails to observe them [does not keep them, but disregards them], it is not I who judges him. For I have not come to judge and to condemn and to pass sentence and to inflict penalty on the world, but to save the world.
So it was no surprise to me when the Captain of the English Football team was discovered and exposed as a 'bounder and a cad' when he tried to get a court injunction, stopping the reportage of his sexual liaison with a team mates 'wag' (wife), who then got pregnant, and who he paid a sum of money to, so she would abort the child.... and keep quiet, so that his wife did not find out about his infidelity.
Now the man in question is a good looking guy, and as you would expect for the Captain of England, virile and highly masculine.
It is no surprise that he manages to have his 'wicked way' with random women who are attracted by his power and wealth (his football team pay him over $200,000 per week) and I would imagine that if any red blooded man who was not in faith would equally do 'the business' with the woman in question.
In fact a few red blooded men of faith would probably succumb to her charms.
In reality it seems that five other team mates also did just that.....
Enter stage right.....
Max Clifford, Master celebrity publicist, probably the best there is in the world, and Fabio Capello, England manager, devout Catholic and family man.
Between them they will shape history, at least for John Terry and the rest of those involved.
Max Clifford is representing Vanessa, who looks set to be the winner (at least financially) from this debacle.
Fabio Capello has to make the decision to keep Terry as Captain of England, or dismiss him in 'disgrace' for being a bad role model, for bringing the national football squad into his sordid sexual activities and dragging England's 'good name and morals' through the mud.
And that is where we disagree, for in my opinion, the actions of Terry and Cº have perfectly reflected the moral turpitude that England wallows in.
A land where calculated binge drinking produces scantily dressed girls baring as much as possible and luring drunken louts into acts of sexual fornication, later called rape when they sober up.
Neither side remembering the good time they had together.
Welcome to Britain in the twenty first century.
I am beginning to relish the fact that I belong to a prior time and a different morality.
In scripture sexual activity falls into one of two descriptive terms, the first being 'lay with her' and the second being 'knew her'.
Laying with was what we call a quick encounter, a simple word describes it, and it's a word that (in the UK) is used as common currency.
One definition or origen tells us that it is a legal term referring to ' For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge' - which was actually an offence at one point in time.
The simpler version is that it was an Anglo Saxon word.
Whichever version is truth, it's descriptive and succinct, and many people do it as often as possible with whoever they can find to conjoin with them.
But does that make you a bad footballer?
'Knew her' is the married version, the one where the relationship is deeper than a quickie, where the two people actually get to know each other well over a period of years.
I may detest the man's morality (and that's a reformed whores reaction) but in reality what on earth has that to do with his career, in a country where his behaviour accurately reflects the morality of the people?
Do not for one second think I am condoning his actions, despite my own whoredom in times past I cannot declare his actions permissible, for I have 'seen the light' (literally) and 'come out of the darkness' and so I feel not revulsion for him and them, but shame and pity for their being ensnared in a darkness I once shared, and one which they are still living within.
Maybe from this episode they will see some light to follow out of the darkness.