Friday, 25 April 2014

Why the Protestant Episcopal Church of America is Lost and must be replaced


     The steady decline of the Episcopal Church in the United States into a social agency in favour of change in the direction of acceptance of all forms of change and destruction of tradition and religious reason is quickly arriving at the finish line.   The destruction is all but complete.  We extract from the writings of the Anglican Curmudgeon two short pieces that might demonstrate how far we have fallen from being a "holy, catholic, and apostolic church" and moved in the direction of becoming the main office of approval of secular humanist convention.

     The following is part of this year's Message for the Feast of the Resurrection from the Presiding Bishopess of the Episcopal Church USA is duplicated below in its full incoherence:

What does that resurrection reality mean for the Body of Christ of which we are part? How does the risen Body of Christ – what we often [sic] call the church – differ from the crucified one? That Body seems to be most lively when it lives closer to the reality of Good Friday and the Easter mystery. In the West, that Body has suffered a lot of dying in recent decades. It is diminished, some would say battered, increasingly punctured by apathy and taunted by cultured despisers. That body bears little resemblance to royal images of recent memory – though, like Jesus, it is being mocked. The body remembers and grieves, like the body of Israel crying in the desert, “why did you bring us out here to die?” or the crucified body who cries, “My God, why have you forsaken me,” or “why have you abandoned us?” In other contexts the Body of Christ is quite literally dying and spilling its lifeblood – in Pakistan and Sudan, in Iraq and Egypt – and in those ancient words of Tertullian, the blood of martyrs is becoming the seed of the church.

     The Shepherd of the Blogsite "The Anglican Curmudgeon" points out the grating, fingernails-on-the-blackboard confusion of the word 'Body" with a capital "B" and a lower case "b" is only one of the lesser low points of a short paragraph.    Her feeble attempt at eloquence only underscores her lack of Faith in the Holy Mysteries.   It is apparent that she is far too sophisticated to believe in Santa Clause and the Tooth Faerie.   It has been her relatively open mission during her entire ministry to force the acceptance of homosexuality at all levels, corners, and precincts of American society.  That is quite a religious mission.
     One would have thought that a better path would have been to return to the Old Book and petition on behalf of all parishioners and yea! even all Americans, the following:   "Almighty Father, who desireth not the death of a sinner but that he should turn from his wickedness and live...".
     The knee-jerk reaction for the Episcopal Church USA to lock arms with every leftist cause and oppose every attempt of leaders in the United States to demonstrate American exceptionalism and the charitable or useful application of that exceptionalism on behalf of the population of the Planet is tiresome.   That position of the Episcopal Church USA for the past thirty years became tiresome thirty years ago.

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    We require that all OROGs report to the precincts of the Anglican Curmudgeon for two reasons:  (1)  What is covered above, and more adequately covered in quick and readable form, (7 minutes), and (2) the renewed argument concerning validities of artefacts of The Bard of Stratford-on-Avon's testament and life, and the very existence of said person, as well as, if he existed, whether or not he was the actual, single author of the works generally attributed to him (12 - 15 minutes).

     The discussion conducted by A.S. Haley, the proprietor of said Blogsite is not dull and dark.  It is as lively as the fencing scene between Basil Rathbone and Tyrone Power in "The Mark of Zorro" from back in 1940.   And our guy wins!

Thanks as usual for your time and attention.
El Gringo Viejo