8/03/2008

Mad Priest Spot On.

I refer you to his entry, "diary entry - 3rd. August 2008 MadPriest's Big Adventure."
Read the whole thing.

Just so you get it all in a nutshell, here it is:

MP went to hear Bishop Robinson preach in a service where the bishop was also celebrant. It was great. This was up in Glasgow, Scotland, land of the free.

Mad Priest said, "When I got home this evening I noticed that the Grand Tufti (MP's name for the Archbishop of Canterbury) is demanding that there should be a moratorium on including gay people in the Anglican Church. Well, all I can say to him after today's experience is...

YOU'RE TOO BLOODY LATE, MATE!

... the new thing has begun."


10 comments:

  1. Why is it that the Archbishop of Canterbury wants to avoid REAL topics of disagreement and PRETEND they don't exist by BANISHING the people concerned and the necessary LISTENING PROCESS...meanwhile he forbid the "review" Lambeth 1.10 and then asked EVERYONE to endorse it fully...busy, busy and now he's setting up his department of Anglicanland Inquisition...this guy needs to be confined to his palace for fasting and "reflecting" until his brains start receiving oxygen again.

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  2. Hey it's "the church of what's happening now". We have one of those down the street. You can end the debate on a whim there too. Nice. Stomp your feet louder, Mark. Maybe they will hear you in Lambeth.

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  3. As Chris Ambidge, head of Integrity Toronto said at our General Synod last year, "The baby's head is out."

    You just can't send a baby back where it came now, can you?

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  4. I don't comment much on the goings on in the Big AC anymore. My Mother died this past April and I and my partner are too busy raising our kids, going to friends' weddings in California and MA and baby showers all over the place - to think that the ABC's manuverings through this "difficult place" is in anyway relevant to my daily life.

    We're all moving on. I am utterly convinced that in 15 years we will be astonished at the thrashing TEC has had to endure merely to love. I am ever grateful for its witness and thank you all for hanging tough.

    The world is in a difficult place - that moves me. And either you're part of the problem or part of the solution. I simply see more consternation over the otherwise happy lives of gays and lesbians in the West as a distraction and therefore - part of the problem.

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  5. The Great Mad One of Newcastle is right. That train left the station a long time ago, and left a whole lot of bishops behind.

    The toothpaste is out of the tube.
    The genie is out of the bottle.
    The horses have left and the barn door is closed.

    I've never heard the baby metaphor before.

    At the mass in Glasgow that MP attended, +Robinson said that he rests assured that someday, all will indeed be welcome at the Lord's Table just as we are without one plea. He noted that at the Feeding of the 5000, there were no interviews, no examinations to select anyone, no credal or sectarian requirements. Our Lord fed everyone who just showed up.

    The Grace of Our Lord is as abundant and inexhaustible as all that wine He made for a badly planned little wedding party in Cana; not just enough, but way too much.

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  6. Stomp your feet louder, Mark.

    ...said andrew, stomping his feet.

    In TEC, andrew, we move our feet on the march, following Christ. As c.b. said, ignore the distractions, and keep our eyes on the prize! :-)

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  7. It can all be summed up by a simple analogy.


    Archbishop Williams is to homophobic bishops

    as

    Cardinal Law is to pedophile priests

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  8. BarbieAnn may have nailed something for me -- the advantage of having a curia / papal authority. A pope could send Dr. Williams away somewhere.

    Oh, wait, he would be the guy? Yup, this is an implosion in process. Those who sacrifice friends for unity shall have neither. (Appologies to Ben Franklin.)

    FWIW
    jimB

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  9. c.b.
    I hope you don't leave. We need you!

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  10. "A pope could send Dr. Williams away somewhere." A Massachusetts public prosecutor could quite possibly have sent Cardinal Law somewhere as well, Jim, had the last pope not awarded him a Vatican diplomatic passport to go along with his cushy new Rome billet.

    Tho', politics being what they are, the Mass. authorities almost certainly heaved one huge sigh of relief when this happened.

    Thanks for the analogy, Barbieann, and apologies for misquoting it (couldn't remember where I'd seen it) earlier today at Thinking Anglicans.

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