Thursday, November 27, 2003

From blog correspondent Samer al-Batal
Attacked for telling some home truths
by Robert Fisk
'Are we now to support atrocities against the "scum of the earth" in our moral campaign against Evil?' asks Fisk.

Gospel verse found on ancient shrine

Rowan Williams pleads for Anglican truce
More of the British (not just 'English' as Dr W is Welsh) trying to be British (charity knocked off its foundation) about rank apostasy - good old Anglican comprehensiveness

A former friend recently mass-forwarded an e-mail reminding people that the Henrician schism was dodgy from the start:

'The actions taken by the New Hampshire Episcopalians (i.e., inducting an openly gay bishop) are an affront to Christians everywhere. Personally, I am just thankful that the Anglican church's founder, Henry VIII, and his wife Catherine of Aragon... and his wife Anne Boleyn... and his wife Jane Seymour... and his wife Anne of Cleves... and his wife Katherine Howard... and his wife Catherine Parr... are not here to witness this shocking assault on traditional Christian marriage.'

- Letter to ed. in Tennessee

Good point, but some will say that Harry never really founded a church; he simply took the Church in England into schism in an arrangement not too different from what was going on in other European countries, only taken a step further, in Renaissance fashion. (If the timing were different, England would have been placed under papal interdict and the schism would have died with Henry.) One could say Thomas Cranmer and friends did invent a new church after this king died but even they might have denied that.

More bad news for the House of Lords
Bliar is at it again

Does the US need a federal marriage amendment?
No, says Dr Thomas Fleming

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