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And Now...Idiots [liberal Anglican "Mad Priest"]
Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 1/10/2007 | Christopher Johnson

Posted on 01/11/2007 8:53:04 AM PST by sionnsar

There's this liberal Anglican calling himself Mad Priest.  How liberal is ol' Madness?  A high-church Unitarian, pretty much.  The words "Free your mind and your God will follow" appear at the top of his site.  Anyway, Maddie's really not down with the whole Anglican Covenant idea:

My friends, this is the end of the Anglican Church. And when I say "Anglican Church" I mean the church that began when the first group of natives from what is now called the British Isles, met together, in the early days of Christianity, to break bread in remembrance of our Lord, Jesus Christ and which then went on to find fresh expressions of itself throughout the world.

Why is it the end?

Because [Rowan Williams] is selling our birthright. He is illegally imposing upon the people who employ him an illegal covenant. We are children of the Spirit of God, we are not bound by laws unless, individually, we choose to be.

No finer epitaph for Anglican Christianity can be written or even imagined.

For goodness sake, I doubt if two people in my congregation agree with each other about everything, and we should rejoice in that.

This so called covenant will be a piece of misguided diplomacy that will alienate the intelligent and drive people from our churches in droves.

AKA, the folks who can't bring themselves to tell their parents that they're actually atheists.

At least, for a start, the self-appointed powers that be will have to be seen to enforce conformity of thought and this will lead to the loss, especially in places like England, of many good, hardworking, loving, Christian priests and church employees. It will encourage dishonesty and duplicity among both clergy and laity. It will destroy education in the faith as nobody will feel able to ask questions.

Translation: we won't be able to make it up as we go along anymore.  But let's get an anti-Catholic blast in.

It will lead to the splitting of the Anglican Church into two factions. One will be reabsorbed into the Italian Church, initially as an uniate church. The other will become an evangelical church, still referring to themselves as Anglican but as far from real Anglicanism in their beliefs as Taoism is.

Amazing, the anti-Catholic bigotry of these people.  MP goes back-to-back.

I am an Anglican. I am not a friggin’ Italian or a Bible bashing puritan.

It's bible-thumping puritan, bonehead.  Get it right.  How about we finish things off with an ethnic slur?

I do not give [Rowan Williams] my permission for a bunch of career men to decide, in a few hours, what I am supposed to believe. This is my church, it has been from the day I was born - [Dr. Williams]'s not even English.

Who on earth came up with the stupid idea of putting a Welshman in charge of something in the first place? Tony Blair probably - it stinks just like one of his cock-ups.

As much as it pains Maddie to have to say it, the Americans are the only chance atheism liberal Anglicanism has.

The best we can now hope for is the American Church will reject the covenant and go it alone. As the last vestige of inclusive Christianity they will grow stronger and will eventually be in a position to re-evangelise the world and one day the church of this land will return to this land.

Bigoted and hallucinating.  Whatever gets you through the day, there, Madness.  Props to Double G.


1 posted on 01/11/2007 8:53:06 AM PST by sionnsar
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2 posted on 01/11/2007 8:54:10 AM PST by sionnsar (††|Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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I especially liked this one: "One will be reabsorbed into the Italian Church".

But he's flattering himself with ideas of the land of Gucci, Cappuccino and "Ciao, Bella!"

Pssst, bonehead: it's going to be reabsorbed into the IRISH Church (Mwahahahaha!).

3 posted on 01/11/2007 12:00:44 PM PST by Vicomte13 (Aure entuluva.)
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