posted on 04/19/2006 12:46:23 PM PDT
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posted on 04/19/2006 12:47:08 PM PDT
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Dear Mr. Sionnsar,
I think you fail to see that the sympathies of the author of the article, Peter Boyer, lie squarely with the conservatives.
How can you fail to see that? You perceive a slight to your side in the article's mentioning that Griswold has degrees from prestigious institutions, and you see some need to respond to the snobbish attitudes of the liberals toward the Africans. What comes across is a hypersensitivity on your part toward matters of status and class. The basic theme of the article is that one has an overly sophisticated, desiccated, flabby liberalism on the one hand, and a vibrant, orthodox, morally serious Christianity on the other. The message of the article is that the "comprehensiveness" of Anglicanism was a kind of expediency to begin with and is finally dissolving because of its internal contradictions. How anyone can read the article and think that it gives a negative portrait of the conservative Anglicans is beyond me --- unless one thinks that advanced degrees, breeding, impressive pedigrees, and a certain kind of "sophistication" are things that should carry weight in a dispute over the essence of Christianity. But if one thinks that, one is half a liberal oneself. I believe that Newman said somewhere that the essence of liberalism was preferring intellectual to moral excellence.
posted on 04/19/2006 2:21:42 PM PDT
Oops. I guess I should direct what I said to the one who wrote the article about Boyer's article, not to Sionssar, who I see is just posting it here. Sorry Mr. Sionssar.
posted on 04/19/2006 2:23:38 PM PDT
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