Comments: Ireland and the Anglican Covenant

The scriptural advice to let your yes be YES and your no NO does come to mind-- as does Bill Clinton saying something like - it depends on what is is - or words to that effect - oh well, must have been a sparkling meeting discussing subscribe vs adopt.

Posted by ettu at Friday, 25 March 2011 at 12:02pm GMT

Are we saying all the Primate of all Ireland will have to do is type "unsubscribe" in an email to the Archbishop of Canterbury?

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Friday, 25 March 2011 at 12:49pm GMT

How deliciously Anglican: a nice rousing "maybe."

None of that Puritan (and Roman) certainty.

Posted by Deacon Charlie Perrin at Friday, 25 March 2011 at 3:12pm GMT

"Subscribe" means to "write under"--that is, to sign on the dotted line.

Good luck maintaining a distinction between "subscribe" and "adopt." Laughable, really.

Posted by Jeremy at Saturday, 26 March 2011 at 4:10pm GMT

In contrast, the Primate of All Nigeria would send the "unsubscribe" e-mail to the whole list.

Posted by Charlotte at Saturday, 26 March 2011 at 10:50pm GMT

Perhaps one answer to the conundrum about the difference between the words 'subscribe' and 'adopt' - with reference to the C.of I.'s attitude towards the Covenant - might be that:

You can subscribe to the Daily Mail, but you don't have to read it - much less adopt it's policies! You may buy it to please your partner!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at 9:36am BST
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