Saturday, July 29, 2006

Elizabeth Kaeton's "After Columbus"

It continues to amaze me that the growing analysis of what happened in “Columbus” is that “the diverse center held.” What absolute nonsense! What happened is that most of the Left and the Right, as well as the Middle, caved into strong-arming and emotional manipulation from ‘above’ – as well as ‘across the pond.’

After Columbus and the intellectually insulting, ethically bankrupt, and ultimately cowardly language of “manner of life” in B033, after the announcement from Lambeth about a Covenant Process which assures Episcopalians of the status of ‘downstairs maid,’ after the pronouncement from Nigeria that The Episcopal Church is ‘a cancerous lump in the Body’, the question begs to be answered: Were we so blinded by our earnest desire to give our newly elected Presiding Bishop what she, after only 72 hours, thought she needed, our determined optimism as Christians who are Americans, our confused tears about the intent of our choices, our desperate longing to belong to something bigger than ourselves, that we missed the trees of justice for the forest of uniformity?

Read it all here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amazing. We still haven't learned that you can't negotiate with...whatever those guys are that we're not supposed to call them because it's not inclusive even if it's true and they know it and we know it and they know we know it.

Oh, yeah, now I remember: sclerocardiacs.

It's biblical so it must be OK.