Comments: InclusiveChurch on General Synod and on Nigeria

eh?

did you notice Lambeth 1.10 has been fully reinforced by the synod and Tanzania - giving it more authority than it had just a few weeks ago?

Posted by NP at Friday, 2 March 2007 at 12:56pm GMT

"Fully reinforced"? It seemed to me to be a rather lackluster level of support in GS. It was sort of a we're-not-yet-ready-to-ditch-it response.

Posted by ruidh at Friday, 2 March 2007 at 3:24pm GMT

Lambeth 1.10 has been fully reinforced by the synod and Tanzania - giving it more authority than it had just a few weeks ago?

Posted by: NP on Friday, 2 March 2007 at 12:56pm GMT

NP

some simple math for you :--

0+0 = 0

Posted by Laurence Roberts at Friday, 2 March 2007 at 4:27pm GMT

ruidh - remember the chairman is the same ABC who was in Tanzania......

Posted by NP at Friday, 2 March 2007 at 5:24pm GMT

Ah, yeah, the chairman: the one who teaches the collective line and refuses to give his personal view (as in his blocking comments to the excitable signs and wonders reporter in Tanzania), and now finds the collective line undergoing some kind of movement underneath back on home turf.

Could be interesting if he ends up having to threaten to exclude himself from the instruments of communion. I look forward to the subtlety of the argument.

Posted by Pluralist at Saturday, 3 March 2007 at 12:57am GMT

Laurence: you think 0+0 is "simple math" but at Cambridge we learned it is actually much more complex than many realise.....

But you are right in a way: TEC got zero from Tanzania - apart from a foreign-appointed bishop to give oversight to faithful Anglicans....

Posted by NP at Monday, 5 March 2007 at 10:14am GMT

Thanks for the principia mathematic Oxbridge trump card, NP. We are not worthy, we are not worthy.....

Posted by Mynsterpreost (=David Rowett) at Monday, 5 March 2007 at 5:04pm GMT

You're welcome, Mynster - sometimes one feels liberals think all "conservatives" are stupid so one cannot help making the sort of silly point I made!

Anyway, for those like Laurence who thought my view on Lambeth 1:10 above was maybe a little stupid, I recommend a read of the latest letter from the dear old ABC to his Primate mates....

Because the ABC is not stupid, it seems that (despite his past musings as an academic) he is giving Lambeth 1:10 a lot of authority and also not willing to tolerate delays (eg to 2009) or fudged answers - because he wants to save the AC and sees it is not worth sacrificing it for VGR et al

Posted by NP at Tuesday, 6 March 2007 at 7:41am GMT
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