Skip to comments.Moral Imperialism: The Episcopal Church Of The United States
Posted on 06/29/2006 4:37:04 PM PDT by sionnsar
... Imagine what would have happened if, in the midst of Americas emergence as the worlds sole superpower, a leader said of those third world countries alarmed by American expansionism that they should submit to American ideals since they have yet to face the intellectual revolution of Copernicus and Einstein that weve had to face in the developing world. What if an American, particularly an American bishop of one of the wealthiest Christian denominations on the planet, spoke so dismissively of Africa, Nepal, Tibet? Would anyone care?
Well they should care, for what we are currently facing is a leftist neo-colonialism the likes of which rivals any sort of economic imperialism we have seen in Americas past. You see, the above condescending quote is from the wildly liberal bishop (retired) [John] Shelby Spong of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America (ECUSA). And Mr. Spong, whose heterodoxy is well-known and even self-admitted, does not speak in isolation: there are many in the Episcopal Church (my church) who think like him: the other nations of the world that do not think and act like the American Episcopal Church are backwards. And his sentiments, quoted by The New Yorker, were introduced by that esteemed publication with these words, The liberal American bishop John Shelby Spong, of Newark, disparaged the Africans form of Christianity. Such haughtiness is now American to the core: we are better, were the best.
What I am getting at is that the American left is particularly expansionistic and imperialistic; but instead of exporting military might or capitalistic ventures it is exporting sexual liberty and the apotheosis of self. And the Episcopal Church is leading the way. ...
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Strange how the Third World fundamentalists and "earth mother" opponents of rationality are so silent to outbursts like Spong's. But then, the Darwinists who run the science departments and the deconstructionists who run the humanities departments never seem to quarrel with each other.
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