Monday, December 29, 2008

Do they have a coffee pot?

Paul Handley, the editor of the Church Times, has penned and article in the Guardian with the unoptimistic lead, The Anglican Communion will finally split in 2009.

There are a few points where I think his analysis is off the mark. For instance, I have previously estimated that the recent reorganization of North American schismatics will have difficulty getting broad support among the primates of the Communion. I have also written about how the primates, collectively, aren't really held in the high esteem some of them think they deserve.

In any event, the fad for North American Anglicans to pretend that they are now part of Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria or the southernest bits of South America, and their recent move to organize themselves into a separate denomination (which is NOT, despite their protestations, a part of the Anglican Communion) has put me in mind of an old saying out of Alcoholics Anonymous.

All you need to start a new meeting is a resentment and a coffee pot.

The modern Anglican equipment seems to be a resentment and a pointy hat.

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