That settles it … we ARE the apostates

10 01 2008

From Yahoo News … with a hat tip to my Personal Atheist

Devilish debate on end for Church of England

Thu Jan 10, 7:57 AM ET

Eyebrows were raised in the House of Commons on Thursday when a motion calling for the Church of England to be disestablished was listed with the number 666, symbol of the AntiChrist.

“This number is supposed to be the mark of the Devil. It looks as though God or the Devil have been moving in mysterious ways,” said Bob Russell, a Liberal Democrat MP among those proposing the motion for debate.

“What is even stranger is that this motion was tabled last night when MPs were debating blasphemy,” he added.

The motion calls for an end to the formal link between Church and State in England — embodied in the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who is both head of state and head of the Church of England.

The number 666 is referred to in the Book of Revelations in the Bible: “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred, three score and six.”

“It is is incredible that a motion like this should have, by chance, acquired this significant number,” said Russell.

Under the rules of the House of Commons the motion by backbenchers has little chance of actually being debated in parliament.

(Begin sarcasm)

I guess Mom and Dad were right after all. The Anglican Church (and by extension, The Episcopal Church) is of the devil. I knew we were having too much fun with our big-tent views, the push for full inclusion, and spreading the Gospel by, oh, trying to make a difference in people’s lives instead of finding an escape route to heaven.

No wonder the Anglo-Baptists in Nigeria, the Southern Cone, Uganda, Rwanda, Sydney et al are trying to rescue as many as they can from the apostasy of “Love your neighbor as yourself.” There it is, in black and white. Want to go to hell and still do some good in the world? Try the Canterbury trail! This is what you get when your idea of confession is “Take 5 Bloody Mary’s and you’ll forget all about it.”

I can hear my grandmother saying, “I told you so.”

Give me cake or give me death! (Thank you Eddie Izzard)

(Sarcasm ends)





2 responses

11 01 2008
Grandmère Mimi

Under the mark of the Beast. Is that where we are, RB? Do your mom and dad truly think that?

Well, you can’t quarrel with the numbers.

11 01 2008
Reverend boy

Not really, GM … Though I have had to disavow them of such misinformation that has been coming out of the mouths of the American Anglican Council, the Common Cause Partnership, etc., how we’ve abandoned Scripture and all the other stuff that they say.

My educating them as to what we’re about and a few visits to my Parish, Immaculate Contraption, has helped them out a lot.

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