Friday, 25 March 2011

Church of Ireland on the Fiddle

I like Irish folk music but not the fiddle being played by the Church of Ireland.

This is clever. By subscribing and not adopting the Covenant, they don't have to take two years over it with two third majorities. All they need do is have a single motion in a single synod. Subscribing means adopting by lesser means, a looser adoption, to presumably meet the objections of those who would not adopt it. Really? But it would be subscribing to the Covenant, like Churches subscribe to the Creeds, like the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland does not subscribe or adopt the Creeds.

What a fiddle. Hey, this subscribing method could be adopted by lots of Anglican Churches to continue the one way tactics these bishops are pursuing to desperately get this thing on the books. What a cheat and what a sham.


Leonard said...

Makes perfect codependent sense to me--tell them what you think they (he, the ABC) wants to hear while secretly manipulating for the outcome you desire!

Similar thinking:

No sense bringing a active drunk out of his drunken stupor by throwing a bucket of cold water on him--might startle him out of his World of Pretendmaking (and real life faking) and make him angry as HELL too!

Dr. Williams doesn´t like REAL LIFE stuff.

Pluralist (Adrian Worsfold) said...

I think the Archbishop of Canterbury will settle for 'subscribe'. He'll settle for all forms of affirmation.