October 28, 2004

I might Make That Call To Rome Now....

Dean is laughing from the outside at the Episcopal Church's apparent embrace of pagan idol worship. Yes, I sometimes think these things are done to antagonize Traditionalists like me.

I followed the links over to the Women's Ministries page of the Church's website and came across this response to the article linked by Dean. Apparently, getting outed by the article caused the Church not a little embarrassment. Note, after the hasty we-didn't-know-the-rites-were-copyrighted-and-are-pulling-them defense (what are they afraid of? Being hexed?), the Church can't resist falling into its usual hey-man-we're-not-being-judgmental crouch.

Yup, that's my Church: Six Commandments, Four Suggestions.

Laugh away, Dean. Laugh away. I'm laughing and crying at the same time.

Posted by Robert at October 28, 2004 02:24 PM | TrackBack

aaack. AAAACK. For a Church that we SAY is all-inclusive, we sure are interested in splitting ourselves into little groups, aren't we???

Posted by: Sarah at October 28, 2004 02:55 PM

I don't know. I mean, I'm not episcopal, so obviously I don't know how things work in your church. But to me the official response said that this Women's Eucharist was never officially sanctioned. So it's possible that this is all the result of some subcommittee on women's issues and whatever running amuck without someone at the top noticing what they were doing. That, I think, is the most charitable way to read it.

That said, HOLY CRAP!!! I mean, HOLY FREAKING CRAP!!! Look, I'm sure being ecumenical has some good points or whatever but HOLY SMOKING CRAP ON A FREAKING CRUTCH!!!

Posted by: House of Payne at October 28, 2004 04:33 PM

I'm Episcopalian. This is typical from the church leadership. Nothing unusual at all. The sacraments, one of the most important in the whole religion, is only fit to be mocked.

Posted by: Mikey at October 28, 2004 04:51 PM

I am Episcopalian woman and love my church. I do not love the direction it has taken, however, and I am doing what I can to save it. That said, the "proposal" shouldn't have a place anywhere on the Episcopal website. The "women's liturgy project" (oh, please) area says "worship resources that are currently available to be downloaded and used by all," indicating that the resources listed are able to be used in the church.

So "sparking dialogue" and "presenting resources for...enlightenment" are politically correct phrases used to cover their running amok (or amuck, depending on your dictionary!) with Scripture and the will and desire of God.

The church "leadership" is at the place of never failing to disappoint me.

Posted by: JM at May 2, 2005 10:44 AM
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