How to Tell That You’re Not Anglican   3 comments


There are lots of ways to tell that Anglican Christianity, aka the historic English Reformation, is not for you.

If, for example, you think that rolling naked down the aisle is an appropriate expression of worship, Anglican Christianity is not for you. Or, if you think that — like that nude holy roller — whatever strikes your fancy at the moment is just fine on Sunday morning at worship, then you’re not the stuff that will make for an Anglican Christian. Or, any sort of authentic Christian, for that matter.

The problem is this: there are lots of people who bear the name “Anglican” who are really pagans who like to do their pagan thing in Anglican drag.

This should be no surprise, actually. It’s a problem throughout Christendom. Baptists have their distinctives — in their faith, in their worship, in the way they suppose the life of a normal Christian ought to go. So do the Presbyterians. So do the Romans (their pagans are trying to get wormen ordained as priestesses). And in all these and every other community of Christians, there are those who who don’t care a fig for the Christian faith, but who show up because they want to do their pagan thing wearing the costume of whatever church they show up in.

All this in introduction to the follownig video of a group of women singing “The Age of Aquarius” in what appears to be a gathering for worship in Christ Anglican Church in London. If you think this is cool, inclusive, affirming, neatsy-keen, or otherwise a good idea, you’re not the stuff Anglican Christians are made of. You’re probably not even Christian.

By the way, don’t miss the babe at 1:00 and 1:18 who puts on the boob and butt show.

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Posted September 25, 2010 by Fr. Bill in Improper piety, Sic Semper Mundis

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3 responses to “How to Tell That You’re Not Anglican

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  1. > don’t miss the babe at 1:00 and 1:18 who puts on the boob and butt show.

    Tight white skirts and panty lines — how worshipful! Don’t these Christian women have mirrors …husbands …fathers? Actually, they shouldn’t need any of these to abstain — they should be able to note the prominently displayed hind ends of their friends and conclude it isn’t a good idea. But they don’t seem to ever get it.

    [And so much of this regularly happens in churches that would not ever sing the Age of Aquarius.]

  2. Clothing and parables do the same sort of things: they conceal, and they reveal.

    They’re supposed to conceal nakedness, though that purpose is going by the way these days.

    And, ironically, clothing reveals what would otherwise be concealed if the person were naked. This is a dimension of clothing that is sometimes vaguely understood, but seems to have fallen out of mind when it comes to dressing for an attendance at worship.

  3. > They’re supposed to conceal nakedness, though that purpose is going by the way these days.

    It’s like so many other things these days… “TMI” [Too Much Information].

    > …fallen out of mind when it comes to dressing for an attendance at worship.

    …or anywhere else in public, as far as I’m concerned! I don’t have a need to know all that, much of which should be Top Secret.

    Michael McMillan

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