Anything in italics is my interlocutor; anything in plain type is me.
Do you also notice that, in most cases, none of the Episkie converts really had distinguished clerical careers in TEC prior to their reception into the Church? Not only were they malcontents, but they were misfits as well. Orthodoxy in the USA, at least in this sense, serves as a dumpster for certain types of Anglican clerics, I’m afraid. Moreover, whether one likes or not, unlike the OCA, at least TEC is intellectually honest about the gay clergy question. Ironically, given the Orthodox teaching on the subject, the OCA is much more of a homosexual circus than TEC is, at least at the highest levels of leadership. That’s why outing Stokoe was such a joke…c’mon… as for JP, I’d love to meet that girlfriend, wouldn’t you? By the way, some years back, Syosset engendered some ”girlfriend talk” in re Theodosius when the “heat” was particularly hot regarding his alleged sexual orientation… this trick is hackneyed.
I find it interesting that the former Episkie konvertsy scream about homosexuality and theological radicals running TEC… in spite of that, they support homosexuals and radicals in Orthodoxy. An acquaintance in TEC told me, “They were malcontents with us… they’ll be malcontents with you”. “Willya take ‘em back?” “No returns. All sales are FINAL (said with a twinkle in his eye)”. Note well that Dreher and Mattingly are two of the biggest gay enablers amongst the konvertsy… yet, see how they bleat about morals.
I know in NYC over at St Mary the Virgin Episcopal, the epicentre of “Anglo-Catholicism”, there was always quite a few gays there, clerical and lay… it was a very new experience for me… I can say that… the serving priest himself may have been gay, I don’t know…
Of course, it’s more honest… I ADMIRE that. Note well that most of the TEC slimies who come to us self-identify as “Anglo-Catholics”… that faction has always been positively epicene.
Good riddance. I’m thankful I’ve never wasted a minute of my life watching [Glenn Beck’s] show.
Neither have I! My thought is that people have rejected the conventional “Left” and “Right”… we’re not through with the TPers yet… they’re gonna shut down the government in their effort to gut the EPA and attack Planned Parenthood. Dumb move… “clean air” is popular, and a strict anti-abortion stance isn’t the majority position (most Americans believe it should be legal under certain circumstances). NEVER ignore the real world… it has its ways of “getting even”.
I DO try, dear. Sometimes, I feel so ALONE. Dahulich is coming to my parish this weekend… I shan’t speak with him in Iggy’s presence, that’s final. IF he kisses Iggy’s bum (a definite possibility), I’ll walk out. I’m not going to hang around to get “beaten up”… I’m no fool. Be good, have a drink, and SMILE… that’s the ticket.
The Internet is a double-edged sword, and, unfortunately, it gives cowards a safe forum to spout their vile nonsense.
No matter how crank the world is, it’s the world that the Good Lord created… it’s our task to see that it’s not messed up any more than it ought to be.
Artificial Intelligence will never beat Natural Stupidity.
Artificial Intelligence… that would be Behr… Natural Stupidity… that would be Iggy and Bobby. Behr will never beat Iggy and Bobby because, although they’re naturally stupid, they’re cunning. Cunning trumps intelligence, every time. I’m careful about Bobby and the Iggster (I know much about them that I won’t post, ever). They have claws, and they’re not averse to using them. Behr, although intelligent, is nothing but a Gummi Löwe… much noise signifying nothing. There! How’s that for ya?
SOMEONE is bein’ free n’ easy with one of my addresses… so, I have to be prudent. E-mail is the favourite means of sending a Trojan Horse into an enemy’s computer. They’re real pieces of work, ain’t they?
Bizarre, to say the least.
Bizarre? How ’bout surreal and Kafkaesque? I’m an evil person to be denied communion… Iggy’s a paragon to be honoured. If this isn’t the Bizarro World writ large… I’m halfway expecting to meet Howard the Duck and Boris n’ Natasha around the next corner… SHEESH! Where’s Ritchie and Manny from Katz’s when ya need ‘em?
As always, I removed all tell-tales… I respect my sources. I posted NOTHING of personal import. You guys sometimes come up with more elegant or concise statements than I do… God does have HIS ways of teaching humility… and if you meet someone being ostentatiously “meek n’ ‘umble”, that person has no idea of what real humility is… although they DO exhibit every classic sign of prelest and fakery.
Thanks to all of you… my life is enriched via your correspondence.