Wednesday, January 21, 2015

That Institution No Longer Represents a Spiritual Belief System

As some Episcopalians prepare to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, providing yet another example of how the church has gone astray, I would beg the church to abandon its marrige to the godess of modernity and return to its Creator, because in the absence of correction, the Episcopal party will remain just that, a left wing political party playing dress up on Sunday mornings, or worse...
“Religion is founded on a notion that it has teachings or scriptures from a divine (supernatural) source, and this source provides insights into ultimate truths which can not be discerned by mere mortals investigating nature.
Any religious institution which believes it needs to modernise its beliefs is admitting that its beliefs have never had such a divine source – they are man-made and, like all man-made things, need to be modernised periodically. Consequently, that institution no longer represents a spiritual belief system, but is simply a political organisation which pretends to be founded on spiritual beliefs.” -Comment by LingoStu on a Telegraph article on Justin Welby.

"Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not." Jeremiah 31:15

"Remember this, that the enemy has reproached, O Lord, And that a foolish people has blasphemed Your name.
Oh, do not deliver the life of Your turtledove to the wild beast! Do not forget the life of Your poor forever.
Have respect to the covenant; For the dark places of the earth are full of the haunts of cruelty.
Oh, do not let the oppressed return ashamed! Let the poor and needy praise Your name.
Arise, O God, plead Your own cause; Remember how the foolish man reproaches You daily.
Do not forget the voice of Your enemies; The tumult of those who rise up against You increases continually." Psalm 74: 18-23


  1. "The Archbishop’s planned solution is summed up in two of his favourite buzzwords at the moment: the phrases “good disagreement” and “mutual flourishing” – meaning that people with seemingly opposite views can openly discuss their differences and find a way to coexist." I'd like an order of jumbo shrimp with that.

  2. There you go Dale. Bringing shellfish into the argument, and jumbos to boot.