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impaired communion ahead

By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 25, 2005

When you're in mid-Atlantic, and the fourth engine on your aircraft just has failed, few flight attendants could spin it for your fellow passengers as happy news with more alacrity than ECUSA's Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold. Listen to him on the impending disintegration of the Anglican Communion (thanks to Bill Cork for the link):

Clearly, all parts of the communiqué will not please everyone. It is important to keep in mind that it was written with a view to making room for a wide variety of perspectives. I continue to have faith and confidence in the many ways in which the mystery of communion is lived among us, and am grateful that bonds of understanding and affection to bind us together and call us to an ever deeper and more costly living out of the reconciliation brought about by Jesus through the Cross. Again this week it was revealed that so much more unites us than divides us.

That last sentence is a gem of ecclesiastical disinformation. Remember those biologists who try to impress us with the fact that we share 96% of our genes with chimpanzees?

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  • Posted by: - Feb. 25, 2005 2:50 PM ET USA

    "ecclesiastical disinformation" What are you suggesting, Di? Do bishops lie?

  • Posted by: - Feb. 25, 2005 2:18 PM ET USA

    Just before reading this I read another story in which the American reaction was (please excuse the dissonance) a Gallic shrug. Apparently the request for the Americans and Canadians to leave the governance body is voluntary. They ain't moving.

  • Posted by: shrink - Feb. 25, 2005 1:34 PM ET USA

    Don't forget that the same gene biologists who note that we share 96% of our genes with the chimp, also note that we share about 90% of our genes with the house fly. It's amazing what a mere 6% will do to for one's looks and behavior.

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Feb. 25, 2005 11:48 AM ET USA

    Shall we fault the good Bishop for his lack of prescience? Surely, even the captain of the Titanic was still happily optimistic as the iceberg tore through the hull of the great unsinkable ship! I am sure that the Bishop will find an available life boat somewhere.

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