Anglican Samizdat

October 2, 2009

The Diocese of Niagara and its demented god

Filed under: Diocese of Niagara — David Jenkins @ 5:25 pm

An article in the Niagara Anglican (page 3) by Michael Burslem maintains that we need a new Christian creed: thus we have the Apostles’ creed, the Nicene creed and now the Burslem creed.

The new creed begins, Allah Achbar! – God is great. The only problem is, this is not the Christian God: it is the god invoked by – among others – Hamas torturers: here they scream his name while beating someone senseless:



  1. People with good intentions are not necessarily Christians.

    Comment by Jim Muirhead — October 2, 2009 @ 11:27 pm

  2. So I started reading Burslem’s Creed, and began scrawling out responses to each of his crackpot stanzas of revisionist Christianity. But then, I came to the following section and put my pen down, because this guy isn’t a revisionist at all…he is a complete rejectionist. There is no Jesus in here to be revisioned!

    “As a Christian I do believe that God was in Jesus, a man born in a stable who died on a cross, and that through him, somehow, the world has been reconciled to God. However, I also believe that Christians err if they think themselves to be the only beneficiaries of God’s love. It is because so many Christians do think this that I have deliberately left his name from the “creed.””

    But to even top that…we get the final line:

    “I now believe that the God whom we worship is by far greater than the God of the Bible.”

    Diocese of Niagara…ichabod.

    Comment by Paul Donison — October 9, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

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