Monday, November 26, 2012

The Kingdom or the Nation?

Still feeling rough, so not so much a post as post about posts ... at least there's a theme ...

Over at catholicity and covenant there's a good article making the point that, in the Church at least, there's more to be considered than  simply the simple majority view on an issue ...

The CofE has the voting system it does for a reason ... to try to include as many views as possible ... it is a different form of democracy ... but as Tom Pascoe over at the Telegraph points out, politicians don't necessarily respect democracy ... 

Interesting to note that not everyone who voted against the measure was 'agin' women bishops, as this post over at Fr Mervyn's blog shows ... the reason it didn't pass is that there was enough in favour who also felt those who were opposed should be given provisions that would allow them to stay in the CofE ... 

Sub Umbra Alarum Suarum spotted a letter in the London free paper the Metro where the writer believes there's a reason that the Church should march to a different drum to the rest of society ... 

But maybe the CofE hierarchy have been rattled by all the public pressure & are seeking ways around the vote? If not, you'd wonder why they are calling in the lawyers, as Fr Michael at Let Nothing You Dismay has reason to suspect ... 

You know we're going to be hearing more on this issue ...

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