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To: cleghornboy

No one, NO ONE, can be glad that ANY Christian denomination has these problems. It’s a sad note for any reason.


2 posted on 02/21/2012 8:16:39 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain
It’s a sad note for any reason.

Sadder still, when self-imposed.

3 posted on 02/21/2012 8:23:56 AM PST by trad_anglican
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To: cloudmountain

You assume TEC (as they now abbreviate their name) is still a Christian demonination. Much of the reason for the decline in numbers is that Christians have fled TEC to “swim the Bosphorus”, “swim the Tiber”, put themselves under Anglican bishops from Africa, where Anglicanism still exists in its classical, identifiably Christian form, or set up “continuing Anglican churches”. What’s left, the nice old church ladies whose first loyalty is to their parish aside, is at best as Christian as the libertine strains of gnosticism from the first few Christian centuries.

The moment “Anglican inclusiveness” started including not just low-church evangelicals, broadchurchmen and Anglo-Catholics, but folks who deny tenants of what Lewis called “mere Christianity” (like the Holy Trinity, cf. Bishop Pike) the game was up even before the slide into embracing secular “morality”.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 9:02:17 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: cloudmountain

The question is: is the Epicopal Church Christian any longer?


8 posted on 02/21/2012 10:18:35 AM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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