Notes from all over

Times are tough all over: the U. S. bishops’ board which is supposed to monitor clerical sex abuse includes some dodgy characters, and the Anglican church continues its long day’s journey down the tubes with an attack by a senior Anglican bishop on the masculinity of God. The latter incident can also be understood as a sign of a general collapse of English culture and civilization. For another sign, here’s another installment in the continuing English saga of burglars as victims: a burglar is suing a householder who chased him, caught him and held him by the scruff of the neck until police came. (Also see the related stories at the end of each of the two Telegraph stories.)

3 thoughts on “Notes from all over”

  1. I don’t know who’s sillier:
    I don’t know who’s sillier: the bishop who says that to call God “Father” is to think of him as a man, which we shouldn’t do because God is beyond gender, so therefore we should give God lots of feminine attributes as well (but since God is beyond gender, why give him feminine attributes?—I guess the bishop doesn’t think God is beyond gender, after all, hmm?); or the person who protests the bishop’s silly proposals by saying, “You’re taking away our beloved god, whom we DO think of as a man,” thus supporting the bishop’s false premise that to call God “Father” is to say that he’s a man.

  2. Do these “Anglicans” really
    Do these “Anglicans” really believe in God? That Jesus the Messiah died, rose and sits at the right hand of the Father? Or is their religion simply a poeticized version of social democracy?

    These guys could be raw pagans or heretics who want to deny the Trinity. I doubt this. Rather, I assume that these “leaders” are really glorified PR flacks who see religion as an opiate which can be used to drive the masses in this or that direction.

  3. As a member of an
    As a member of an Anglo-Catholic parish in New York City, I’ve heard several Anglican and Episcopal bishops, and with one exception they were all, to my mind, clearly irreligious men. If they can be said to have a religion at all, their religion is some attenuated, tortured, intellectualized attempt to phrase Christian truth in a manner acceptable to modern secular sensibilities. My impression is that while there remain pockets of piety in the Anglican and Episcopal churches through which the Holy Spirit speaks, both churches are deeply corrupt at the top.


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