The leader of the Church of England has always been a strange creature.
Now, his latest comments have provoked a stir, after he said this of the credit crunch .
"It is a sort of a reality check, isn't it -- which is always good for us.
The Archbishop also lambasted the borrowing of the ZaNULiarbore government, likening Gordon Brown to a drug addict constantly needing a fix of more borrowing and debt.
The UK PM was not amused and hit back, using Bible parables to back his argument.
Such controversy fuelled by Rowan Williams is even leading to some debate about the state of the Anglican Church as the official Church of England. Should it be disestablished?
Well, I'm no expert on religious matters, and I'm not particularly religious, but I feel the Archbishop is a fool, well in need of a bashing.
Such talk of welcome reality checks seems most tasteless as hundreds of thousands of Britons, possibly a million, look set to lose their jobs in the next year or so.
It reminds me of comments I have seen from environmentalists about recession being good for the environment! Though there remains some debate on the issue.
But back to the Archbishop. Despite his stupidity, I oppose disestablishing the Church.
It's official role guarantees a place to be buried, get married, etc, and it is part of British culture and history.
We don't want it usurped by anything else, particulalrly Islam, or the Catholic Church, which does actually appear to believe in something.
But what is the role of an official church in society and the state? And should its leaders be free to make statements like this, regardless of their stupidity. Nonetheless, his criticisms of Liarbour's debt follies were spot on.
At least as we approach Christmas, the Archbishop has given us all something to think and talk about. Maybe that's the point of his outlandish comments after all!