Even ECUSA has some standards

Carl Olson gets a good rant-on (via Fr. Z.) over this guy:

Instead, Lawler, of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ferguson, decided to adopt the rituals of Islam for 40 days to gain a deeper understanding of the faith.

On Friday, he faced being defrocked if he continued in those endeavors.

I guess I’m not quite that exercised, as long as it was purely his private practice (in which case, how is it that anyone knew?) It’s shallow: it implies that religion is something you can “put on” and seems a bit like play-acting. But maybe that’s where Lawler’s Christianity is at (seems like it). I wouldn’t yank his livelihood over just that…not when there may be other just reasons.

Key point in the article: “Speaking to a reporter that afternoon, he had no problem reconciling his Episcopalian views with those of Islam…” ‘Nuf said….

Surprisingly, no Muslims have yet expressed their belief that their Islamic views can be reconciled with Episcopalianism…

The Muzzies actually expect something from their adherents. If I ever saw an Episcopalian pray 5 times a day (to the Trinity, not Allah), I’d be dumbfounded. And let’s not even contemplate Episcopalian suicide bombers. I see no problem reconciling Islam to Episcopalianism, as long as the jizyah is paid.


2 Responses to Even ECUSA has some standards

  1. Muslim Conservative says:

    There is this woman who claims to be both Muslim and Christian (Episcopalian): http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003751274_redding17m.html. From a Muslim perspective, it doesn’t make much sense as the Trinity is denounced in the Qur’an. Maybe its this kind of oddity that’s driving the Anglo-Catholics to Rome.

  2. Jeffrey Quick says:

    Yes, I remember reading about her. That seems to be issue #1: Either she believes in the Trinity and is an idolatrous Muslim, or she doesn’t believe in the Trinity and isn’t an orthodox Christian (maybe not a Christian at all. I was once a member of The Way International, which does not accept the Trinity, and one of my friends was kicked out of Wheaton College for heresy.)

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