Carol Platt Liebau: Episcopalians Not Alone

Monday, June 19, 2006

Episcopalians Not Alone

There are also radicals in the Presbyterian Church, it seems.

The Church voted to "receive" (one step short of approving) gender neutral language for the Trinity -- so that, instead of referring to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, one could refer to the Trinity as "Mother, Child and Womb" or "Rock, Redeemer, Friend." Strikes me that such alternate forms of the Trinity don't really refer to the Trinity at all, but rather seem almost designed to separate the notion of the divine from the Trinity.

A question for the radical Episcopalians and the radical Presbyterians: If you don't like your denomination with the doctrines it's had for years, why try to change everyone else's form and style of worship? Why not start your own religion?


Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

This is the PCUSA you're talking about here. Other major Presbyterian groups like the PCA and the OPC have not been as theologically progressive.

5:45 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

"progressive", I think "digressive" is closer to the truth. And they don't need to start a new religion, it's been done. It's called humanism. And Satan just loves to inject his brand of wisdom into established religions.

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalm 19:1

7:55 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Thanks for the clarification, Salient. It wouldn't be fair to associate all Presbyterians with this.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Patrick O'Hannigan said...

How hard is it for those who self-identify as Christians to take Jesus at His word? He did, after all, teach us to pray to the Father, and charge his disciples to baptize all "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

11:00 AM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

That's right, Mr. O'Hannigan. And that's why we should make English our official language -- because if it's good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for us!

2:11 PM  

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