Comments: CofE website wants user feedback

I believe the time has come for those opposed to women priests/bishops to leave the Anglican Communion. There is no appeasement - we need to move on. This 'orthodox mindset' - this resistance to change - is holding us back - is quenching the Spirit.
I believe that He has chosen a new voice for His church. This isn't secularism, this is the living Christ at work in today's society employing the most effective channels, as He has always done, to refresh His message of love peace and forgiveness to the world.

Posted by Helen Rawdon at Monday, 9 February 2009 at 11:55pm GMT

"I believe the time has come for those opposed to women priests/bishops to leave the Anglican Communion, etc...."

Very gracious, indeed.

So 30 years ago the systematic ordination of women hadn't yet happened, and now it's not only doctrine but the litmus test of True Anglicanism? I wonder what the Progressive Wing will decide is mandatory tomorrow? Sorry, but count me out of this particular version of "love peace and forgiveness." I support the ordination of women, but this is just not on.

Posted by BillyD at Tuesday, 10 February 2009 at 1:35am GMT

Can I ask what this has to do with the CofE's website survey? I'd support Simon's encouragement to fill out the survey - that website could be considerably better than it is.

Posted by David at Tuesday, 10 February 2009 at 10:43am GMT


Dear Billy D

I stand corrected! I suspect my use of the term
'orthodox mindset' has precipitated your response.
I should have mentioned that I treasure the Anglican tradition as long as it genuinely remains infused with Divine inspiration.
I chose the term - I now concede, unwisely,- to identify what,in my experience, has been a pseudo-traditional culture adopted by those who resist women's priesthood.
The term secularism has, also in my experience, been well over used as convenient justification to deter others from accepting this legistative change.
I truly apologise for offence caused my my loose terminology.
I just long for the Anglican Communion to move forward effectively into the real world together and beleieve the time has come for those who cannot join us in full communion and conformity to Anglican law should now seriously consider their position in the interests of the common good.

Posted by Helen Rawdon at Tuesday, 10 February 2009 at 11:04am GMT

Yes, these comments do not relate to this item, and if I had been more awake at the time, I wouldn't have approved them.

Please limit comments here to the topic of the article, and move any further conversation about other topics to a more appropriate place.

Thanks
Simon

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Tuesday, 10 February 2009 at 11:13am GMT
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