Tuesday, 29 August 2006

miscellany from the United States

Associated Press via Dallas Morning News Dallas Episcopalians consider church split

Fun Facts to Know and Tell About ALPO* by Kim Byham

Looking Again for an Episcopal/Anglican Middle by Marshall Scott

Mickey Mouse’s Dog No Longer a Planet (hat tip SR) Satire is alive and well in suburban Chicago.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Tuesday, 29 August 2006 at 9:56am BST | TrackBack
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For fun, this article about Pluto's reclassification http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/editorials/hc-lostnfound.artaug25,0,3939553.story had this comment: "The universe may have taken millions of years and billions of stars to evolve, but a committee of humans can complicate life in no time."

And this article from Ekklesia http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_060826pew.shtml is the results of the latest US Pew Survey, and includes in the summary “Fully 69% of Americans say that liberals have gone too far in keeping religion out of schools and government. But the proportion who express reservations about attempts by Christian conservatives to impose their religious values has edged up in the past year, with about half the public (49%) now expressing wariness about this.”

Posted by: Cheryl Clough on Tuesday, 29 August 2006 at 9:40pm BST

I found the Byham article helpful. I was aware, I think, that Puerto Rico had been, for a while, extraprovincial, and was now returned. I think it interesting in that light that the Liberians were back at General Covention in Columbus.

In any sense, requests for an alternate primate are requests for an alternate province. Canterbury has said again and again that, whatever his feelings are about unity (and the other topic for the day on Thinking Anglicans suggests they are more nuanced and subtle than any of us are comfortable with), he does not have the authority to take on or to arrange alternative oversight. That won't stop those committed to division from seeking it, and they will find those willing. It will make clear just who is redefining the Communion.

Posted by: Marshall Scott on Wednesday, 30 August 2006 at 3:23am BST

Simon:

Thanks for giving us the commentary on "Pluto"--it was much better (and much funnier) than I could have hoped.

Steven

Posted by: Steven on Wednesday, 30 August 2006 at 2:23pm BST

Sorry, but this is an excellent piece of satire on why Pluto was relegated to a non-planet, it includes: "...the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy are constantly expanding their influence. But their love of power and conformity and God will not end on this planet. Anywhere there is evil and godlessness they must conquer, and nothing drips of godlessness like planets named after the ruler of the underworld and Satan's precursor (Pluto), the three-headed dog that guards the gateway to his domain (Ceres) and a fully employed lesbian woman who appears to neither cook nor rear children (Xena)."

http://wildcat.arizona.edu/media/storage/paper997/news/2006/08/30/News/Why-No.More.Pluto.Ask.The.Religious.Right-2251606.shtml?norewrite200608311718&sourcedomain=wildcat.arizona.edu

Posted by: Cheryl Clough on Thursday, 31 August 2006 at 10:31pm BST
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