Comments: yet more on the American bishops

Simon, You need to move Stanton (Dallas) from section B to section A, as our diocese voted to join the NACDP at convention a few months ago.

And now I need to go pray on that again so I don't get depressed about it all over... (sigh)

I have made changes accordingly. I do wish it was easier to find out the current correct list of Network dioceses.
Simon

Posted by David Huff at Saturday, 22 January 2005 at 6:45pm GMT

Hang in there, DH. An entire _chorus of angels_ precedes you, shouting "Make way for *David, the Image of God*!" (knowing that, the fact that the democratic majority of ECUSA has your back, is kind of gratuitous, ain't it? ;-p)

Posted by J. Collins Fisher at Sunday, 23 January 2005 at 7:27am GMT

Amazing how these things evoke such opposite emotions in us; depending on which side of the theological fence we are on, of course...

Hurray for the ECUSA Bishops who were prepared to speak up, or sign up, for re-entering the Anglican communion - despite the risk of becoming targets of hate from the liberal majority !

Posted by Dave at Thursday, 27 January 2005 at 11:40pm GMT

Dave wrote:
"...despite the risk of becoming targets of hate from the liberal majority"

While I certainly can't say that no "liberal" would make these bishops a target of hatred, I find this stmt more than a bit overblown and melodramatic. Sure, there are extremists on both sides, but what I've noticed is that the language, sometimes very forceful, from the "liberal majority" side most often focuses on how much they disagree with the "conservative's" position. On the other hand, I've heard *much* more insulting, vituperative language aimed as personal attacks from the AAC/"Network" side. Go read what people post in the comment sections on the websites run by David Virtue or Kendall Harmon if you'd like to find an embarrassing plentitude of examples.

The take-home message here is that you aren't hated, you are being *disagreed with* - it's a vitally important distinction :)

Posted by David Huff at Friday, 28 January 2005 at 12:33am GMT
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