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TECís first Buddhist bishop? (Anglican Open)
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Posted on 03/26/2009 8:20:52 AM PDT by mnehring

It was good to hear some encouraging news from the Church of England, reported by Robert last week.

However, little good seems to come from the The Episcopal Church (TEC) in USA.

The Church of England Newspaper (27 February 2009) reported that the Anglican Communion’s first Anglican-Buddhist bishop was recently elected at a special convention of the Diocese of Northern Michigan.

Concerns had been raised about the suitability of a professed Buddhist who said he had received Buddhist “lay ordination” and was “walking the path of Christianity and Zen Buddhism together” as well as the fact that he was the only candidate on the ballot paper. However, when it came down to the vote, the Rev Kevin Thew Forrester received the support of 88 percent of the delegates and 91 percent of congregations. Mr Forrester is also known by his Buddhist name, “Genpo” which means “Way of Universal Wisdom”. The newspaper also noted the bishop-elect’s non traditional views, evidenced by the diocese’s newsletter where he stated: “Sin has little, if anything, to do with being bad. It has everything to do, as far as I can tell, with being blind to our own goodness.”

Kevin Forrester’s election needs to be confirmed by a majority of standing committees and bishops in the TEC before he can be consecrated. It will be an interesting test for the TEC. Will they stand for the uniqueness of Christ? Will they recognise that Buddhism and biblical Christianity are mutually exclusive?


TOPICS: Eastern Religions; General Discusssion; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: anglican; buddhism; episcobaal; episcopagan; episcopal; gaychurch; michigan; nonchristiancult; tec
And some "The Episcopal Church" (TEC) in USA wonder why many of us traditional Anglicans have left the church. Luckily, there is a movement of traditional Anglicans starting new churches all over the country.
1 posted on 03/26/2009 8:20:52 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

So how is TEC any different than the Unitarian/Universalists?

All they need to catch up to the UU is some ordained witches.


2 posted on 03/26/2009 8:22:51 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Westbrook

That is pretty much how I see it. It is pretty sad that it has to be this way, but the African Anglican church has started a mission here to try to bring back the traditional, conservative Anglican church. (The Anglican Mission in the Americas)


3 posted on 03/26/2009 8:25:35 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Westbrook

high church unitarianism


4 posted on 03/26/2009 8:27:23 AM PDT by bobjam
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To: mnehring

I have repeatedly said that the TEC abbreviation for the Episcopal Church actually means “Trashing Everything Christian”.


5 posted on 03/26/2009 8:31:14 AM PDT by miele man
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To: sionnsar; Huber

Episcobaalian alert.


6 posted on 03/26/2009 8:32:25 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" ¬óPatrick Henry)
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To: miele man

The Everything Church


7 posted on 03/26/2009 8:35:29 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Well, congratulations Genpo! Perhaps with your universal wisdom you can divine the reason that the Anglican Church has become more or less irrelevant to England and why there will soon be more practicing Muslims there than Anglicans.


8 posted on 03/26/2009 8:35:55 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: mnehring
At first I thought this was about a golf tournament.
9 posted on 03/26/2009 8:37:42 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Westbrook
In my neck of the woods the difference between the UU and TEC is that the TEC typically is less numerous but has much more valuable real estate. At this point there is not much difference doctrinally.
10 posted on 03/26/2009 8:38:17 AM PDT by MSF BU (++)
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To: Red_Devil 232

The Anglican Open, where everything is a mulligan.


11 posted on 03/26/2009 8:38:44 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Just when I thought the Church of England couldn’t get any weirder...


12 posted on 03/26/2009 8:39:06 AM PDT by Liberty1970 (Democrats are not in control. God is. And Thank God for that!)
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To: mnehring

This was written as a spoof a back in 2005.

“Buddhist Priest Elected Episcopal Bishop”-

http://www.virtueonline.org/portal/modules/news/article.php?storyid=2058

Yesterday’s satire, becomes today’s reality for the Looney Left.


13 posted on 03/26/2009 9:05:01 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: mnehring; Dutchboy88; Petronski; lonestar

pingu


14 posted on 03/26/2009 9:38:32 AM PDT by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delenda est)
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15 posted on 03/26/2009 9:39:21 AM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | ¬ďAlso sprach Telethustra¬Ē - NonValueAdded)
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To: mnehring

We’ve added three in our diocese this year, all in Oregon.


16 posted on 03/26/2009 9:40:07 AM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | ¬ďAlso sprach Telethustra¬Ē - NonValueAdded)
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To: Liberty1970

Although the Church of England has her own problems, the rampant apostasy, heresy and errors of the Episcopal Church in America for outstrip the weakness(es) of the English Church. It surely does appear that the TEC’s lampstand is going out.


17 posted on 03/26/2009 9:46:11 AM PDT by miele man
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To: Westbrook
All they need to catch up to the UU is some ordained witches.

You're a day behind the fair . . . .

Episcopal priest leaves for Druids.

He changed his mind later - figured out he'd lose his pension. His wife, who actually wrote the Druidic "liturgies", continues as rector of her congregation, which is apparently more "tolerant" than her husband's.

As Kipling said, "Curse Nature! She gets ahead of you every time!"

18 posted on 03/26/2009 9:47:12 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: sionnsar
We’ve added three in our diocese this year, all in Oregon.

Buddhist bishops?

19 posted on 03/26/2009 9:59:49 AM PDT by Zero Sum
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To: AnAmericanMother; Westbrook
All they need to catch up to the UU is some ordained witches.

People need to be careful about how they parody the Episcopalians. According to Johnson's Law, it WILL come true.

20 posted on 03/26/2009 10:10:12 AM PDT by Zero Sum
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To: Zero Sum
I know "Johnson's Law of Expectations" and "Johnson's Law of Global Worrying", but which is this?
21 posted on 03/26/2009 10:14:42 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Zero Sum
"We’ve added three in our diocese this year, all in Oregon."
Buddhist bishops?

LOL, no. This was in response to:

Luckily, there is a movement of traditional Anglicans starting new churches all over the country.

22 posted on 03/26/2009 10:23:41 AM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | ¬ďAlso sprach Telethustra¬Ē - NonValueAdded)
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To: AnAmericanMother
I know "Johnson's Law of Expectations" and "Johnson's Law of Global Worrying", but which is this?

The one about Episcopalians. Discovered by Christopher Johnson of Midwest Conservative Journal, Johnson's Law states that it is impossible to pardoy the Episcopalians because every parody about TEC will eventually come true. The Buddhist bishop is a case in point.

Given Johnson's Law, people really should be more careful about how they parody the Episcopalians: Unfortunately, it's only a matter of time before TEC begins openly worshiping Molech and erecting a church to St. Arius of Alexandria.

23 posted on 03/26/2009 4:59:52 PM PDT by Zero Sum
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To: sionnsar

Ah good. You can only have one Buddhist bishop per diocese, you know! ;)

In all seriousness, it’s good to hear that Traditional Anglicans are thriving in certain parts of the country. God bless.


24 posted on 03/26/2009 5:06:12 PM PDT by Zero Sum
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To: MSF BU
Interestingly enough there is nothing in the Book of Common Prayer to support the consecration of this man, to the contrary, the examination and prayer in the service are to contrary.

Also,the Constitution and By-Laws take exception to such a person becoming bishop. The problem is that the voting members don't know the Prayer Book.

25 posted on 03/26/2009 5:23:41 PM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: Westbrook

>>All they need to catch up to the UU is some ordained witches. <<

Too late. Abp of Canterbury is a druid high priest. No kidding.


26 posted on 05/31/2009 11:32:07 AM PDT by dangus
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