Now listen in, all you members of the religious right, you rabid raving fundies, you upholders of the doctrinal details as if religious faith is the same as great chunks of historical detail, and you accusers of The Episcopal Church of adopting Unitarianism. I have read such over and over again....
Well, I have at last found out that I had a piece written on the crucifixion and resurrection for The Daily Episcopalian on Episcopal Café rejected on doctrinal grounds. The reason, Jim Naughton told me (without spilling private conversations) was that whilst people do not need protecting from opinions like mine he cannot publish and give tacit support on a website sponsored by The Episcopal Church.
So you had better read it here instead and see what you think: should a website sponsored by The Episcopal Church display my views on crucifixion and resurrection?
Of course, I already took the view that The Episcopal Church is not Unitarianism Mark II, and indeed made this the subject of another offering, and this one is a problem too, because I ask how close is it to Liberal Catholicism - and Jim isn't sure people know what Liberal Catholicism is, and he has been "working on" my piece. I've just received an email that says it will appear on Saturday and Sunday. Well, in order to find out more about this odd tradition, there is a pile of information on my website!
So the original of this one is here, and it has some links added; however, given that my belief-based views are apparently unacceptable to The Episcopal Church the answer is going to be perhaps not, that it does not relate to Liberal Catholicism either - and anyway I am ambiguous and rather think Anglicanism is its own animal.
By the way, as an habitual time waster, I went to the Ascension Day service this evening (May 1st), that one where people have trouble with the three decker universe (Jesus ascending, people looking up) and having time-travelled video camera trouble again, and yet somehow carry on thinking that bones disappeared into a transformed body as if the video camera would pick that up. Some consistency please.
And after the service at refreshments and socialising the consensus seemed to be that to have an article refused on doctrinal grounds with The Episcopal Church is something of an achievement.
Oh I'm doing the intercessions to an unknown God on Sunday. I do keep wasting my time don't I?
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