Saturday, 10 February 2018

"Life without religion was tried, but found impossible, and we have ended up with what we have now"

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"Life without religion was tried, but found impossible, and we have ended up with what we have now, sex and personal gratification, nihilism and crushing indifference and the sudden exponential growth of the occult.
Oh, and pretty big rates of suicide, divorce, abortion, crime and spiritual emptiness."
These words are from this blog that I just came across. 

So is the following passage about Gene Robinson, who caused a big stir years ago by becoming the first openly practising homosexual to become a bishop of the Anglican communion. 
"Mr. Robinson told a group of admirers that his purpose in life is to create a new Christianity. Specifically Gay Christianity, for want of a better euphemism. The Church of Holy Gayness. He says that the Anglican Church is just the place for it. 

"Why?

"Because it is the only one in the world that makes no bones, and never has made any bones, about accepting logical contradictions over tea and biscuits.
"Apparently, in the Anglican Communion, water flows uphill and one can indeed be both in the room and not in the room at the same time.

"Specifically:

"'The Anglican tradition is uniquely capable of holding two seemingly contradictory ideas together. It's position on abortion, for example is that all human life is sacred. And, that no one has the right to tell a woman what to do with her body.


"'Both are true."


"I have to say, when I saw this statement I was filled with joy.


"AT LAST! I had found someone who can say plainly what Anglicanism is all about. Sodomy, infanticide and fundamental irrationality. Chaos, depravity and murder."

Bishop Robinson has been out of the news for a long time but I see, by googling him, that in 2014 he divorced his husband.


2 comments:

  1. I recently asked a very old friend who crossed the benches to become a Catholic priest having been an Anglican one whether Disestablishment might be the only thing that could save the CofE from total collapse. Unsurprisingly, he said no, it was simply doomed by the contradiction between what it has become in the Anglo-Saxon World and what it remained in Africa, the difference being a church run according to political correctness rather than scripture. I pointed out that when the first Muslim Prime Minister legalises polygamy, the Established church, as ever towing the party line over doctrine, will presumably be willing to pronounce you, you, you and you husband and wives, whatever the bible has to say on the subject. How many gays and transgenders will then desert remains to be seen. All main stream believers will long since have moved on.

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  2. It is all far beyond anything Michael Wharton imagined or his go-ahead Bishop of Bevingdon.

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