Comments: Scottish Episcopal Church: General Synod Day 1

The paper on adopting the Covenant feels as if there is already a recognition that the Covenant will fail to get canonical force needing a two thirds majority in its final stage.

Leaving the interesting possibility of Scotland accepting the Covenant in principle while not being able to give that lawful effect.

One wonders how the Standing Committee might judge this Yes/No outcome.

The Church of England, despite the advice that the Covenant will fundamentally alter its relationships with other Churches, fixed on a simple majority. Wales has had conflicting advice.

Posted by Martin Reynolds at Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 7:19pm BST

Yes to our Anglican family in Scotland--I agree, the ¨covenant dilemma¨ certainly requires further study-- actually, I think the so called ¨covenant¨ needs to be dismantled and dismembered like any other dangerous weapon that when triggered goes off and maimes innocents...this ¨draft¨ of the Anglican covenant would no doubt blow the Anglican Communion apart and ought be buried in a nuclear waste dump to avoid a worldwide religious catastrophe.

Posted by Leonardo Ricardo at Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 10:55pm BST

I know people will say this is a crude stereotype..but in my experience Scots people are very canny and intelligent people. So they will know what to do with the Covenant.

Last time in 1638 the Scots accepted a Covenant they got rid of bishops, who had been imposed by James the first in 1610..

By the way what is the definition of "A welshman.. a Scotsman with all the generosity squeezed out!"

Posted by Robert ian williams at Friday, 10 June 2011 at 7:39am BST

I think that "canniness" is the order of the day - not merely to develop some sort of strategy to "outsmart" any inimical forces in the Communion but to avoid the sort of tub thumping that would place us out of contact with people whose judgements and remedies we (I think it shall be shown in the long run) are uncomfortable with.

Canniness is under-rated

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