Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Acts of the "Great Apostasy"

 


The National (Episcopal) Cathedral, Washington D.C. rang its bells to celebrate gay marriage.
In a statement, the cathedral’s dean, the Rev. Gary Hall, says the church is ringing its bells “to celebrate the extension of federal marriage equality to all the same-sex couples modeling God’s love in lifelong covenants.” 
Hall says the ruling should serve as a call for Christians to embrace religious marriage equality. - CBS
 

22 comments:

  1. Lifelong covenants? Outside of a minority of Catholic couples and a few others I see no "lifelong covenants" in our modern world. Silly Episco Pals.

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  2. "Replica of a Cathedral" hahahahah!

    btw, Terry, did you get my email? I didn't know if your email was still down.

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    1. Merc - I have not received an email from you.

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    1. I didn't get it. Don't know why - I checked junk too.

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    2. You re-sent it? Or do you resent him not getting it?

      hahhahahahaha

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    3. Larry, I noticed that too, hahaha.

      Terry, I RE-sent it a third time. Did you change your address or something?

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  4. The bigoted views of you and your church are on the way out, to be cosigned to the dustbin of history along with the racists that said those of different races could not be married.

    Equality will march on. The arc of history is long, but it is bending towards justice yet again.

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    1. Yet true.

      I really don't think the RCC is this suicidal though. Pretty soon it's going to, though not change its position, at least put it on the back-burner and vastly de-emphasize it. Kind of like your teaching on lending at interest.

      The RCC has a real knack for self-preservation and survival, if nothing else.

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    2. The RCC does seem to hang around.

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  5. "the bigoted views of you and your church are on the way out"

    Said the Roman Empire. Said the French Revolution. Said the Soviets.

    *yawn*

    Hey, will equality march far enough to make sure we are all the same height too? That would be neato.

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  6. "least put it on the back-burner and vastly de-emphasize it. Kind of like your teaching on lending at interest. "

    Yes, because what a human being is and his purpose is totally equal in importance to usury.

    And the teaching didn't change. I would explain it here, but I doubt you're actually interested.

    You cannot put what man is and what he is made for on the "back burner." There is nothing else for us to talk about if we don't talk about that. The fact that we are made in the Image and after the Likeness of God, and that we are made for gift (authentic marriage being a visible sign of total gift - heart, mind, and body which persons of the same sex cannot do).

    If anything, we will be more clear and noisy about this, seeing as how the West has forgotten about it.

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  7. Hey, the Church has held fast to apostolic teaching while the secular world has gone on to embrace contraception, adultery, fornication, etc. This is just one more milepost on the slouch to Gomorrah.

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  8. Gosh, the hateful diatribes are already starting. I expected to start hearing triumphant anti-Church rants, but within 24 hours on this blog ... well ...

    See how loving the gays *really* are?

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    1. With all due respect, Terry opened himself up for that when he attacked the Episcopal Church. I know you don't like it when other churches try to tell Rome how to think, so why is it ok to do the same to others?

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    2. Thom,

      Perhaps we do it because we truly believe we have the fullness of Truth in the Catholic Church? I believe that is the case and would never consider leaving nor stop trying to convince others who are outside to join.

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  9. Thom, Thank you for your respectful and accurate comment.

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    1. Well, I'm not sure how to be respectful when we do not believe that to be an actual cathedral. We do have limits, otherwise we would be unitarians.

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  10. I suppose heresy would be more accurate - but such heretical teachings seem to constitute acts which will eventually culminate in a general apostasy as foreseen in Scripture.

    As for the replica remark, my apologies, I will remove it. Sorry. BTW, I wasn't telling the Episcopal ministers what to think or believe, they can believe in error if they choose. I suppose what I've done is pointed out how un-Catholic they really can be. (They do use 'Catholic' in the Creed, correct?)

    Again, I apologize Thom for any personal offense you may have felt.

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    1. I wasn't personally offended, but I did want DB to understand what may have inspired some of the comments.

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    2. Thanks. I'm such a fundamentalist, aren't I? I kinda feel like Paula Deen now.

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