EPI passed on this video to me, where the amazing Stephen Fry holds forth about the Catholic church and just nails it. And while his talk is specific to that church, there are so many things that also apply to the Icelandic national church at the present time — and probably many others, as well.
Meanwhile, according to Fréttablaðið this morning, six out of 12 cabinet ministers want a separation of church and state in Iceland, and two of them have already withdrawn from the church. Our Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir says she has considered withdrawing from the church on several occasions — although she has not done so thus far.
Methinks it won’t be long before church and state are separate here in the Land of the Nice.