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I'm Not Picking on the Anglicans/Episcopalians But Come on...

I know I just wrote a post on an Episcopal priest yesterday who, it seemed to me, didn't believe in the divinity of Jesus. And I'm not turning CMR into some reverse Jack Chick thing where I'm blasting others. But this is just...nuts, right? I mean, come on.

A female vicar is defending her bumper sticker with the letters WTFWJD.


As you might be able to guess, it stands for "What The F--- Would Jesus Do?" I ask you, who would this help convert? Who? You know what this bumber sticker is, right? What it really says is, "I'm Christian but I'm cool not like all those others." This isn't just a rude bumper sticker. This is a cry for help in acronym form.

Not only that, but she's quoted in the Telegraph saying, “My bishop knows I have the sticker on my car, and has no difficulty with it, and I have had the former Archbishop of Canterbury in my car, Rowan Williams, and he didn't raise an eyebrow.

I know Catholics have their fair share of nutjobs. Maybe more than our fair share. But doesn't it just seem a little bit like the Anglican Church is just pressing the self-destruct button over and over.

*subhead*WTFWJD?*subhead*

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8 comments:

Sarah@Like sunshine in the home said...

What The Fruitcake?

Mack Hall, HSG said...

Much of the USA, too, is infested with Simon Magus "churches" and their fogs of apostles, disciples, bishops, doctor bishops, master bishops, and reverend doctor master bishops, all of whom demand and get obedience from local governments who haven't the power or resources to fight their bullying. The local political candidate who does not show up to hold hands at some non-denominational (sic) prayer event will probably not be elected.

Harry Seldon said...

""doesn't it just seem a little bit like the Anglican Church is just pressing the self-destruct button over and over""

Yes. Yes it does. Almost as if someone was coordinating the entire thing. But that's silly...

David L Alexander said...

The "priestess" in question has said that "F*** is not a blasphemy, it’s a vulgarity, an Old English word." If only in this regard, she is right. The term which most of us must concede to knowing is derived from the Anglo-Saxon verb "fuken," which means "to poke."

Now you know why I hate the word "poke" on Facebook.

Gail Finke said...

"What it really says is, "I'm Christian but I'm cool not like all those others.""

The modern version of: "The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector."

Sad to say, she is an American... I read on another blog that she is a librettist and wrote the book for "Nixon in China." Interesting gal.

Sophia's Favorite said...

Old English doesn't have a K, David, and the F-word probably didn't exist before Middle English (where it probably comes from a Scandinavian word)—the Old English equivalents were "hæman" and "swifan", meaning literally "take home, cohabitate with" and "sweep, brush against".

And the close juxtaposition of any sacred being with a vulgarity has always been considered blasphemy. Jews don't even say "Shalom" as a greeting in the bathroom, because it's a name of God.

John Christensen said...

Not sure what "Scandinavian" ever means... I'm Danish, and no dice...

John Christensen said...

Not sure what "Scandinavian" ever means... I'm Danish, and no dice...

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