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.
Are we saying all the Primate of all Ireland will have to do is type "unsubscribe" in an email to the Archbishop of Canterbury?
How deliciously Anglican: a nice rousing "maybe."
None of that Puritan (and Roman) certainty.
"Subscribe" means to "write under"--that is, to sign on the dotted line.
Good luck maintaining a distinction between "subscribe" and "adopt." Laughable, really.
In contrast, the Primate of All Nigeria would send the "unsubscribe" e-mail to the whole list.
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!
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