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Anglicans and demons

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 17, 2008

The Episcopalian Bishop of Washington thinks conservatives within the Anglican communion are acting "demonic," the London Times tells us. As the Rt. Rev. John Chane makes his case against the conservatives, allow me a few running comments:

I think it's really very, very dangerous and I think it's demonic...

At least he believes in the devil, then.

...the Episcopal Church has been demonised.

Now I'm confused. Demonised by the demons? That doesn't make sense. (Cf. Mt 12:24-26) Which side are the demons on, and which side represents the true Anglican tradition? That question is worth discussing, I think.

It has been a punching bag and I'm sick of being a punching bag as a Bishop and I'm sick of my church, my province being a punching bag.

Still more confusion. Are you a demon or a punching bag? Speaking in theological terms, there's a difference.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 18, 2008 8:30 PM ET USA

    Clarity would be greatly served here if Bp. Chane had said "Swift-boated" instead of "demonized"

  • Posted by: - Jul. 18, 2008 4:45 PM ET USA

    Regarding He who said "I am the way, the truth, etc. It's true He is and always was "dangerous," but He was NEVER confused because confusion cannot dwell where the Spirit (the Holy Spirit) dwells. The Anglican Church is in a state of confusion and we all need to be praying for the Holy Spirit to guide them and to guide our beloved Catholic Church away from the confusion and back into the light. Holy Spirit fill the hearts of the faithful and renew the face of the earth.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 18, 2008 9:43 AM ET USA

    Dan Brown couldn’t write the kind of fiction that is being played out in the Anglican Communion.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 18, 2008 9:42 AM ET USA

    "I think it's really very dangerous when someone stands up and says, 'I have the way and I have the truth and I know how to interpret holy scripture and you are following what is the right way.'" Hmmm. Who was it who said, "I am the way, and the truth . . . etc."? Whoever it was, He was definitely very, very dangerous.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 17, 2008 11:58 PM ET USA

    "Demonised" here = "made to seem demonic." So the alleged demons--orthodox Anglicans--in order to avert attention from their own true demonhood, have made the heretical modernist wing of the Anglican/Episcopalian communion *seem* demonic by daring to suggest that they are, well, heretical. This is the same old tired mantra of modernist revolutionaries everywhere: how dare you imply that we're somehow beyond the pale...never mind that we rose to power denying everything you in "the pale" affirm?

  • Posted by: - Jul. 17, 2008 7:38 PM ET USA

    He is like the Captain of the Titanic who is sick of talking about icebergs.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 17, 2008 5:35 PM ET USA

    If you spoke Anglicanese, you'd understand him.

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