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
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