4/26/2007

Well, this is just special!

I have been wondering what has been heard from the Moderator of the Anglican Communion Network (not to be confused with a network of the Anglican Communion.) Well, he may not be saying much, but others are not reluctant to speak on his behalf: Here it is, folks, Trinity School for Ministry's understanding of the place of the Moderator, aka the Bishop of Pittsburgh. The picture is from their web site index page.


Special, is it not?

TSM is losing it.

15 comments:

  1. Scary, ain't it?

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  2. Mark - Dan Martins writes that next week in all probability 5 dioceses will attempt to break with TEC.

    http://cariocaconfessions.blogspot.com/

    The five most radical diocese. He doesn't name them, but says you can guess which they are.

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  3. This is petty, I know, but I have always thought Duncan looks like an evil hobbit.

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  4. christopher+27/4/07 9:57 AM

    No meanness intended, really, but the seminary seems to need a PR consultant.

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  5. marc, there are no evil hobbits; only sick ones....

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  6. I don't know, Marshall. Part of the point of Gollum's character (a hobbit transformed by greed and evil into the grotesque figure he had become) was the choice to be beyond redemption, committing all kinds of treachery (evil) in pursuit of absolute greed.

    Now, I'm not equating Duncan with Gollum (or am I?), just pointing out that his *image* (not necessarily his character) *reminds me* of ("*looks* like") an evil hobbit (but sick is an OK reference too.)

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  7. Yikes! Great gobs of fire, it's the Anglicano angel agent of death (that's the first time I've seen that downward smile turned into a upward lilting scare tactic)!

    Leonardo Ricardo (who knows spooky when he sees it)

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  8. We saw this very face in March and the laugh connected with it when he (Duncan) told us (a non network parish in the diocese of Pittsburgh) that he was our rector (ours just resigned in January) was worse than an evil hobbit. I thought I was seeing Linda Blair in person.

    He laughed and grinned as he told us we are going to be reconciled to our diocesan brothers and sisters and kept mentioning out endowment (we have a lot of money for a little parish and he seems to be attracted to it).

    A warning to all. Tesm graduates almost always are biblical literalist.

    Bob

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  9. Will someone please take some hedge trimmers to those eyebrows?

    --Josh Thomas

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  10. Anglicanism is now a deranged leprechaun?

    Fascinating....

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  11. But even in the end, there was some good in Gollum. Hundreds of years of having the evil of the ring in his life had not totally sucked all the good out of him. He didn't manage to overcome the evil with the good in the end, but that doesn't change the fact that there was still an argument going on.

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  12. Bob, did he rub his antennae together when he talked about the money?

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  13. Yes, Doug, there was an ongoing argument within himself, but as you point out, Gollum (Duncan?) finally succumbed to evil, ignorant in his delusion, quite alone, unsuccessful in his greedy quest, and ultimately consumed by the fire.

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  14. As much as I understand the reason for these comments and the real fear behind the "new face of Anglicanism," some of them sound an awful lot like the ugliness we find on t19 and virture.

    Just an observation.

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  15. Cranmer (nice to see you around again after that unfortunate burning incident!) has a point, but it is nonetheless true that comments about Duncan's bizarre appearance and the nauseating sycophancy of the TESM crowd are much, much milder than the bile and venom that Duncan spouts so liberally.

    I have never seen anyone here claim, for example, that Duncan is not a Christian, that he is in bondage to the spirit of Satan, etc.

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