Sunday, July 08, 2012

A Verse of Advice for Reasserters at GC2012

I read a good post on the ongoing General Convention of the Episcopal church by the man who could have been our bishop, John Burwell +. His observation about the lack of praying in Christ's name bears witness to how far TEc has gone off the path. Read it here.

If I were to give John Burwell any advice (not that I could), I would suggest taking a cue from the liberal activists' playbook, and create a scene. Conservatives generally don't do this because we are too polite, and we are under the impression that rational argument will sway the libs to the right way of thinking. That never works. They won't listen.  At best the lib will give the impression that they have listened, then smile and thank you for the information, but at worst... well you probably have seen the worst, but they eventually resort to name-calling as they run away and declare victory.

The moral of the story is that the conservative voice is not welcome in this "welcoming church," and TEc hears you with fingers stuck in its ears all the while as it sings "La dee da..."

From today's readings,
If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.’ - Mark 6:11
Now, this sort of performance art might go unnoticed by the current majorities in TEc, but as one of Christ's commands, it should be followed.

If you don't do some shakin, you'll be left with sand in your shoes...

Addendum 07/11/2012

Looks like they did it! Walked out of GC after trying to be heard. Read it here.

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