I wonder if they know

While listening to a prgramme on the radio this morning looking back at the period when the ordination of women priests was being debated in the Church Of England I found myself wondering if Christians realise that to those of us who don't believe they seem as barking mad as proponents of any other religion.

It is easy to see wailing muezins and rigid adherence to the Qu'ran as strange manifestations of a foreign culture and nothing to do with our experience of the modern world but to me, and presumably others, the machinations of the churches of the west, with their rigid adherence to the words in a book of dodgy origins and manifestation in the church of male dominated power heirarchies are equally mad.