We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The majority of the churches in the National Council of Churches have pretty much retarded to kumbaya gospel which is hard core socialism. Want to see a real life minister? Listen and watch Pastor Doug Wilson in Moscow, Idaho deliver A Sermon to the Governor and Legislature of Idaho. This is what ministers were like during the revolution. We are way short of that now...feminized and neutered.
The Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA ceased being Christian when about 2006 the General Convention failed to affirm a resolution that Jesus Christ is central to the church. Our family left PECUSA shortly after that. Now some of us former members refer to it at TEO - the Episcopal Organization - as it has little to do with Christianity; it's now mostly leftists and agnostics who like to dress up on Sundays.
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Don't know, but I've suspected for some time that a fair percentage of American Episcopalian and English Anglican ministers are atheists. Can you be an atheist Christian?
There was a bloodless coup of the Episcopal church. It has been taken over by people with an agenda. The church was small enough that a handful of activists could take power. They may be atheists, they often act like atheists, but their agenda is more important to them then religion. They will continue to hide behind religion while they further their interests. Eventually the empty shell of the Episcopal church will be discarded as they move on.
I'm Roman Catholic and our new priest is a former Episcopalian priest who brought his wife and family back to Catholicism last year. He's great, and even more traditional than most priests, which we all love. But that's the way with most converts - lol
It is NOT a reliably Christian Church at this point. Maybe kinda sorta depending on how far south one goes. Our last parish in the Episcopal Church had a rector who prided himself on saying he wasn't sure that Christ was divine, nor could any "thinking person" believe such a thing. I thought the spouse was going to knock the guy's lights out when he said that here at the house after a good deal of my grandfather's very nice sherry. We are now continuing church Anglicans, a denomination divorced entirely from the ECUSA.
I am surprised that so few Episcopalians have opted for the Anglican Ordinate established by Pope Benedict. One has to assume that nearly all Anglicans/Episcopalians are perfectly happy with the evolution of their church. That is their choice.
As to whether it is a Christian church depends on one's definitions. It also depends on which parish one looks at. Many congregations are certainly outside the Christian mainstream, but so are the Mormons. The Eastern Orthodox churches regard all others as heretics and non-Christians.
note especially the Israeli supreme court bldng --the text says 'there is nothing Jewish about this building'. That's a key insight.
Note also these sites all broke ground or began the gnostic redecorations around the same time, in the late 1990s --when the USA repealed the guts of Glass-Steagall, BTW.
If you search [ satellite pictures china ghost cities ] you'll see the huge interest in what those stupifyingly dumbfounding things are all about --i was looking at Ordos in inner Mongolia on the Business Insider site --imagine the gooseflesh when right there in the middle is a football field sized gnostic/Revelations black sun, like those at the sinister sites, laid out in shrubbery. Second pic down at
Some Texas parishes have formally separated, rejecting the non-Christ-centered leadership. My own parish here on the South Coastal Bend remains part of the ECUSA but is decidedly orthodox. We have never chosen a priest who waffled on Christ's divinity.
It's the same thing with the UCC, which comprises most of the old Congregation churches in the Northeast. The new "central command" in CT has been taken over by a liberal, far-left coterie espousing "political cleansing" of the words and songs of traditional worship. The old "Pilgrims Hymnal" is being replaced with the New Century Hymnal that gets rid of all that bothersome "God the Father" wording. They even re-wrote the words of "America the Beautiful".
That's when I got out. Still looking for a place to worship on the south shore of Boston.