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U.S. Episcopal leader defends church to world Anglican heads

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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008 10:00 pm

NEW YORK - Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was installed as head of the U.S. church less than two years ago, inheriting a mess not of her own making.

The global Anglican Communion was in an uproar over the 2003 consecration of the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. Long-simmering differences over Scripture and the global Anglican fellowship erupted into a threat of full-blown schism.

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15 comments:

  • posted at 1:55 pm on Fri, Jul 25, 2008.

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    Yes, I was, but the LNS cut off the blog so we can't post on the topic anymore. I don't know why the quick cut off.I also thought that was bizarre. Are comments routinely closed after the accompanying story reaches a certain age? It appears MTS advocates a strictly textualist approach for the Bible. I'd be interested in seeing him/her flesh out this line of thinking a little more, especially since the Biblical text strikes me as being ambiguous in so many, many instances.

     
  • posted at 4:03 pm on Thu, Jul 24, 2008.

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    Metric Time System: Yes, I have my truth, but we will never know all there is to know until that special day comes along. Your truth may be different than mine.

     
  • posted at 4:01 pm on Thu, Jul 24, 2008.

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    Billy Rubin: I like voter's blogs too.

     
  • posted at 4:01 pm on Thu, Jul 24, 2008.

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    Billy Rubin: Yes, I was, but the LNS cut off the blog so we can't post on the topic anymore. I don't know why the quick cut off. I think it was a good discussion. Maybe someone was offended and complained to the LNS.

     
  • posted at 5:50 am on Thu, Jul 24, 2008.

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    Hey, Lodian- Are you catching the action by Voter on the Mormon thread? Dang, Voter is my hero.

     
  • posted at 5:48 am on Thu, Jul 24, 2008.

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    To what "truth" might you be referring, Metric?

     
  • posted at 4:09 am on Thu, Jul 24, 2008.

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    The Truth is out there and is knowable. Don't wait until it's too late.

     
  • posted at 7:18 pm on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.

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    Trackback: I guess we'll have to wait till death to know the truth.

     
  • posted at 5:27 pm on Wed, Jul 23, 2008.

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    Yeah, Trackback, that is not an inconceivable assumption. But still, it is your completion of your interpretation of Metric's thoughts and not Metric's own.The problem with trying to get any of these bible quoters (like Metric or the flakey reverend) to say what they think is that they have never actually finished their own thought and have no idea what they think after they puke up Romans and Leviticus. They don't know why, they just know they need to say it. And then a round of shouting Hooray magic Jesus.

     
  • posted at 12:06 pm on Tue, Jul 22, 2008.

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    I think what he is trying to say is, there is only one way to interpret the law. Whether it is literal or figurative at times is irrelevant. However, conflicting interpretations of the same text cannot both be correct. . .

     
  • posted at 7:31 am on Tue, Jul 22, 2008.

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    You see, Metric, it either is or it is not the Word of God, as you put it.There is no middle ground.You either follow all of the O.T. yourself, or you are a lying hypocrite for condemning others for not believing/following it.Don't bother to respond, the only response available to you is to lie abiout it.

     
  • posted at 7:28 am on Tue, Jul 22, 2008.

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    Is the bible the inerrant word of God, Metric? I didn't ask if you think it's divinely inspired, you stated it is The Word of God [pasted from your post]. Your position is that HE wrote it?Thus, you follow all the holiness laws yourself? Do you keep Kosher? You're Jewish, we can presume? Why am I asking? Of COURSE you follow all the laws yourself, otherwise you would NEVER critisize another for not doing so. Do you wish to see all of God's biblical sacred scripture texts implemented as civil law in the US?

     
  • posted at 4:29 am on Tue, Jul 22, 2008.

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    If the Bible is subject to individual interpretation, then how can anyone, including Jefferts Schori, orate from the pulpit about anything. What's true for her may or may not be true for someone else. It's all left to our personal reasoning to omit, filter, or alter The Word of God. The Bible and church is rendered useless.

     
  • posted at 1:36 pm on Mon, Jul 21, 2008.

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    Any way to simply make your statement, Metric, without the convolutions?I read your post about five times and it still makes no sense.

     
  • posted at 8:07 am on Mon, Jul 21, 2008.

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    If believing in a transcending truth is "hubris", as according to Jefferts Schori, then nothing is absolute and nothing is really knowable. Therefore why should anyone belong to your church since anything you preach is just your opinion, and it may not be true for me personally. It would be hubris of you to speak to any issue, according to your belief system.

     

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