Thursday, July 23, 2009

And now Bobby gets an open letter...

Little Bobby Duncan isn’t the only one who’s sent an open letter recently: ±Millsap of The Episcopal Missionary Church (who split from ECUSA in 1992 because they were terrified of girl-germs) has also sent one – although his was addressed to little Bobby.

Read it for yourself here: it offers a fascinating insight into life at the schismatic end of the altar. Certainly the attitude expressed concerning the theft of church property is disappointingly ethical (The appeal to a law based in the time of the War Between the States, or the American Civil War, to settle church disputes seems to me very ironic if not shameful. ), but the overall tone is nonetheless pleasingly passive-aggressive and whiny: “I have not even mentioned that the use of the words The Anglican Church in North America is yet another attempt to steal a "previous-use" title of a church body that may be still in existence”.

If Archcultist Duncan thought dealing with the apostate liberal Episcopalian Bishops was hard, you’d better believe he’s going to find the collection of disgruntled schismatics he’s now trying to unite something else altogether. And he’s only just begun - just wait till this sack full of cats get hungry and start wanting the Canterbury cream they’ve been promised. Whatever ++Rowan ultimately does, it’ll happen at a glacial pace. While dissenting cranks are by definition invariably very, very impatient.

I’m Father Christian and I teach the Bible.

5 comments :

Raspberry Rabbit said...

The author of the open letter seems like a decent guy. Sad, in a way, that he ever left.

corstarr said...

Once again, Fr Christian, you have made my day!

Grandmère Mimi said...

"Archbishop" Robert Duncan has a tough row to hoe, indeed. And patience does not seem to be the most obvious virtue in the group that he leads. The wait for their very own province may be quite long.

The ABC will surely notice the cracks in their foundation, when he arrives at decision time, which may be in the distant future, cracks or no cracks.

Pete said...

How many head bishops of provinces will vote to permit a splinter group to divide a province...and risk diluting their individual powers? They will consider their own province and vote for self preservation.

It is easy to publicly cheer and support Mr. Duncan and his group, but in the voting booth they will protect their own domain.

Lapinbizarre said...

Since I'm linking images of bishops, my favorite scan - a gif, so give it a couple of seconds - of Bobby Duncan in mock-oriental mode as he brings down the house with his recitation of everyone's favorite limerick "the Bishop of Central Japan".