Sunday, November 30, 2003

From David Virtue
Just when you thought you could write off the Anglican Communion:

Province of Nigeria to set up American branch

Straw will never become gold
by the Revd Dr Geoffrey Kirk

Griswold quits ARCIC
In a way it's a good thing but I wonder - he's not sorry for what he did (making Gene Robinson a bishop) but at the same time he says he doesn't want to jeopardize ARCIC?

Episcopal Church flunks test with teenagers
The percentages for young Episcopalians are pretty high, but still...

Reminds me of a conversation I had last week with a friend, another Catholic-minded person. The ageing baby-boomer liberals in the ecclesiastical scene don't realize they're a joke (witness 'Beavis and Butt-Head' and 'South Park' - the kids are laughing at you) and have been superseded. In a way one has to admire the New Agers (boomers) and goths (younger people) who at least realize (as October Project sang) 'there's something more than this' and are seeking the mysterium tremendum, the numinous. The latter are taking fragments of a medieval Catholic culture they don't understand (nobody has explained it to them) and shoring up their ruins. If I were 15 years old, didn't know any better and was offered the either/or choice of patronizing Mr Van Driessen ('Women Are Better Than Men')* of 'B and B-H' in the pulpit and being a goth, I'd be a goth!

*Political correctness = Christianity knocked off kilter, without Christ.

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