Anglican Samizdat

September 2, 2008

Corn Flake Anglicans. Plumbing the depths of banality.

Filed under: Anglican Church of Canada — David Jenkins @ 2:59 pm

In case anyone is under the misapprehension that the average pew-warming Anglican possesses the theological insight to have an intelligent opinion on same sex blessings, read the letter below; the ‘featured letter’, no less, from the Anglican Journal.

These thoughts are the product of centuries of Anglican pew-pandiculation; eat your heart out Pascal.

Dear editor,
Come on, bishops. Get with the coming of the 21st century. While I am not gay, and married to a wonderful lady for 53 years, we both have friends who are gay. Not our way of life but it is theirs, and the Anglican Church and we are not going to change that. It is a way of life that is here and has been here for years and years so let’s get on with it and embrace everyone in the name of Jesus.

If the Anglican Church of Canada decides to endorse same-sex unions, so be it. That is not going to change our corn flakes in the morning.

As a church we need to get on with life and bring it into the 21st century. If we don’t, our membership will dwindle while other faiths churches increase. Just look around at some other faiths. They must be doing something to get the attendance they do.

We personally feel that the main problem with the Anglican Church of Canada is two prayer books. The BAS has been with us for something in the neighborhood of 25 years. Why not decide on one prayer book?

Eric and Joy Magill
North Bay, Ont.


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