Skip to comments.Bishop promises un-Christian prayer
Posted on 01/13/2009 10:01:33 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
What did you expect of the un-Christian clergyman?
Bishop Robinson said he had been reading inaugural prayers through history and was "horrified" at how “specifically and aggressively Christian they were.”Way to go, Vicki Gene.
"I am very clear," he said, "that this will not be a Christian prayer, and I won't be quoting Scripture or anything like that. The texts that I hold as sacred are not sacred texts for all Americans, and I want all people to feel that this is their prayer."
Bishop Robinson said he might address the prayer to "the God of our many understandings," language that he said he learned from the 12-step program he attended for his alcohol addiction.
Maybe he should read from “The Ruby Fruit Jungle” or “Heather Has Two Mommies”.
That’s where his real credo lies.
“I want all people to feel that this is their prayer”
1. Should have had a barf alert.
2. “ . . . learned from my 12 step program. . .” This says a lot.
This guy’s a bishop? Surely not of a real church. Maybe of some multi-culti “church”. The Pope would surely never sanction this...
Then, the Bishop should save his breath to cool his soup. It will be a monumental waste of time.
Our Government is completely disgusting.
He is a bishop in the Episcopal Church USA—our part of the Anglicans. Robinson’s elevation to bishop is a significant part of why some of the more “traditional” American Episcopal dioceses are splitting from the ECUSA and joining Anglican dioceses in Africa, run by conservative, Bible-believing clergy.
Why are these people in Churches??
I seem to recall something about “acknowledging and disowning Him before men,” but I’m not a noted cleric like VG, so what do I know....
What a disgrace, no wonder that church is breaking apart...
To destroy them.
Then it's not a proper prayer.
Without Christian references it becomes just a statement, screed, or rant. So I guess we don't have to bow our heads for suck drivel, since it's a prayless prayer.
Episcopal Church bishop.
Goo-goo-kajoob, Bishop Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you will know.
I can deal with “The God of your understanding” in an AA meeting, but find it quite unacceptable coming from a supposed ‘man of the cloth’.
Just who in the universe is he going to talk to then...??????
it seems strange that they would take that career if they feel this way. Like the ‘Church’ of England, I guess its just another government job
> He is a bishop in the Episcopal Church USAour part of the Anglicans. Robinsons elevation to bishop is a significant part of why some of the more traditional American Episcopal dioceses are splitting from the ECUSA and joining Anglican dioceses in Africa, run by conservative, Bible-believing clergy.
Sounds a bit like The United Church of Canada, which is really only a “church” in name, IMO.
Definitely, all the non-Christians in our country should not be included in any prayers.
The Episcopal Church USA has transformed into a universal progressive humanist form of religion.
My family and I left three years ago.
We now worship in a conservative Anglican church that holds God’s word as sacred.
May the God of “many understandings” reward you as you deserve, bishop Robinson.
Grant us the power to crush our enemies.
Grant us the wisdom to manipulate our peers.
Grant us the longevity to reap the spoils.
By Thor’s bottomless tankard,
I’m not so sure how well that’ll go over.
> What an embarrassment.
Yeah. I would have thought that if you were a Bishop of a Christian church, you box your corner. Just like a Rabbi would, just like an Imam would. If you’re giving the prayer, your God is the one being invoked: He carries the day and everybody elses god doesn’t.
How is God going to feel about this? Did He not specifically tell us “thou shalt have NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME”? What part of that does this Bishop not understand?
I shouldn’t want to be that Bishop when God decides to settle scores on this. We are also told that He is a jealous God. That doesn’t bode too well for Inclusion.
A number of the “mainline” American Protestant denominations—the Episcopal Church USA, the Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church USA, among others—have been sliding away from traditional Christian teaching, and politically leftward, for many many years. (Some, like the Congregationals, have already been there.) Along the way, these denominations are losing hundreds of thousands of worshippers, and even entire churches or dioceses are splitting off to find new and more traditionally Bible-based denominations. Conservative Presbyterian groups like the Presbyterian Church in America and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, for example, are both growing. There’s also a rising number of “non-denominational” churches; my wife and I attend one here in Durham that’s not affiliated with any larger group, but doctrinally is fairly close to the Southern Baptists.
I’d tell him to go F himself, but if he could, considering his inclination, he likely would. This guy has turned into a one man wrecking crew for the Episcopal church in America.
he doesn’t hold the Bible “sacred”, lying homo
Will he replace “Our Father which art in heaven” with “To whom it may concern”?
Why am I not surprised?
A gay bishop that dislikes Christian prayer and likes to imbibe a great deal.
I actually wonder if he is a real priest or not.
He is truly a Whack JOB....
The Inagural is like a Nightmare from Twilight Zone
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. - Rev 3:16
"If you disown me before men, I will disown you before the Father..."
Surprise, a non-Christian vows to not pray a Christian prayer!
It just make sense that Obama would choose the poofter bishop who more than anyone else is the symbol of the destruction of the Anglican / Episcopal church.
Look for more symbols of all kinds of destruction in the days ahead.
I often wonder if a loving God above us watches what we do and shakes his head in disbelief or sobs at the gift that has been squandered?
I don’t like this bishop guy - I really know who he is, but to play devil’s advocate he does have a point. Not everyone in America is a Christian. There is no state religion - I can see if there was a law or if the Constitution said Christianity was the sanctioned faith. I mean to be fair, what about Jews, Moslems, Buddhists, those Wiccans, Bahias...I know this sounds liberal saying this -
Maybe they should have a chaplin for all the different religions?
The Episcopal church even made a mockery of their own canons in regards to who may serve in this capacity.
The bible even lays out the guidelines for who may serve....Vicki doesn't come close to the biblical guidelines. 1Tim 3:2.
The liberals in the church make it up as they go. God's word means nothing to them. They do not want to be accountable, so they change the rules so they do not have to face their sin.
These people are simply mocking God.
Certainly. But we'll have to include a voodoo chicken sacrifice to avoid being intolerant and undiverse.
Really? How do you square a belief that God's word is sacred with the reason the Anglican Church exists?
That would be the solution. Multiple chaplains each representing his faith. Doing it the V. Gene Monologue way renders the prayer meaningless. Of course, that might be the real intent anyway.
Charlie, or Geraldine?
Yeah, this is what I also expected of him.