Monday, October 20, 2014

And Yet Another Tiresome Episcopal Drama.....

Is there a petition I can sign that would get rid of the entire "leadership" - and I use that term  loosely - at General Theological Seminary?   The entire cast of characters involved in this incident - faculty, Dean, and Board - have all clearly demonstrated their incompetence and unsuitability for the positions they hold. 

This latest Baby Boomer Episcopalian drama is by far the most ridiculous thing I've seen in my 10 years of church membership - and that's really saying something.   With everything that's going on in the world today - including the imminent failure of the church itself - I simply cannot believe a few Episcopal clergypeople have found still another way to obsess over themselves, and have now suckered the entire church into the mess.

I've completely lost respect for all the "outraged commentators" too.  "Weaponization of resignation," indeed!  Sure - when you hold the gun to your own head.  8 brain-dead morons give the institution that employs them an ultimatum:  "Either the Boss goes, or we do."   Why is anybody shocked, shocked that the Board of Directors decided - quite rightly, too, in my estimation -  "Well, in that case, you go, then.  And don't let the door hit you on the way out."?  (And we get lectures on "dishonesty"!  As if the 8 morons were just minding their own business one day and happened to get fired, for no reason at all.)

Again, I am always utterly astounded that clergy do things their parishioners would never even consider doing in our worklives - and somehow expect to escape the consequences of it.  I'm even more amazed the lengths to which people are going now to make excuses for it.

I'm quite sure there's more to this than we are being told - it couldn't really be this ridiculous, could it? - but at this point, why should anybody care?   Show them all the door, and start over.

The Episcopal Church is, I'm sorry to say, drunk.  Hopefully it will hit bottom sometime soon - but don't hold your breath.....

    5 comments:

    aredstatemystic said...

    I've been contemplating swimming the Tiber for years. I'm seriously considering it now.

    But Rome as just as many—if not more—problems . . .

    Sigh.

    bls said...

    Pros of Tiber swim: daily mass; a catechism that has some actual content (even though some of it is wrong); a great Pope (at the moment); one Pope only; a church on every corner; great variety of parishes; saints.

    Cons of Tiber swim: too low church; awful miked cantors; terrible hymns; inability of the Magisterium to correct itself; no emphasis on Daily Office (easily corrected on a personal level); overweening pride in institution.

    Still mulling it over....

    aredstatemystic said...

    There's a Latin Mass nearby twice monthly. I could go to the early Masses so as to avoid the miked cantors, etc.

    Also, I'd have to be celibate. I'm not opposed to it. But I did that for most of my life. Really, until about two or three years ago.

    bls said...

    I'll just point out quietly that from what I know there are lots of "don't ask, don't tell" in the Catholic Church.

    Probably not the local Latin Mass joint, though, I acknowledge....

    bls said...

    (Actually, I think there are plenty of "ask and tell" parishes as well. It depends on the local culture and the priest - but then of course, that's a "con" as well.)