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RatherNotBlog ^ | 8/27/2005 | RatherNot

Posted on 08/27/2005 8:58:42 AM PDT by sionnsar

I’ve been suffering from, well, not writer’s block, but time block. After being absent for several weeks, I have found the accumulated work load on my return pretty serious.

However, to get off one shot while I have spare moment . . . there has been an interesting exchange on three different blogs to which I would like to draw attention and briefly comment.

First, there is an entry in the blog of Fr. Jake (who apparently believes that, on an Episcopal religious blog, advertising yourself as “heretical” is clever). Read it here. Among other things, Fr. Jake appears to be in mortal fear of “hysterical fundamentalists” and “thought police” who are running amuck in the Anglican Communion. The money quote is

It is obvious to me that the future of Christendom is not found in the dying world view currently espoused by the hysterical fundamentalists. As is the pattern with most dying movements, their current popularity is simply a desperate last gasp.

If we allow the thought police to take over, it is quite possible that Christianity will self-destruct. If so, I personally will not participate in such a suicide.

Then there is Al Kimel’s response over on his blog Pontifications. The Pontificator takes issue with several points Fr. Jake makes. Read it all here, including the comments. Al has closed comments on the thread, I assume because they were becoming too personal, in which case he was right to do so. But they raise the issue of whether any ex-Anglican has the moral right to criticize the Episcopal church or people like Fr. Jake.

Some comments as well have turned up on titusonenine. They too are worth reading, and you can find them here.

All this brouhaha demonstrates (as if further demonstration were needed) that rational conversation between opposing forces in this controversy has ceased. In the meantime, I’m going to form a new organization: the HHFTP (”Hysterical Homophobic Fundamentalist Thought Police”). Look for badges and pledge cards at a FIFNA meeting near you.

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1 posted on 08/27/2005 8:58:43 AM PDT by sionnsar
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