Episcopal Schism Escalates

Episcopal Schism Escalates

There are 55 comments on the FITSNews story from Dec 6, 2012, titled Episcopal Schism Escalates. In it, FITSNews reports that:

The national Episcopal Church has announced the renunciation of a "rogue Bishop" in South Carolina - the latest skirmish in its war with the Palmetto State's conservative Lower Episcopal Diocese.

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“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#27 Dec 11, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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Tell that to Noah.
I'll tell Gilgamesh, where the story came from and there is NO evidence of a world-wide flood.

A shame you can't get the message of the story rather than wondering about the particulars.

So roman of you but let's get to the story of Noah, why did God send the flood?

You might have to read it rather than look it up.

LOL......
George

Jacksonville, FL

#28 Dec 11, 2012
RevKen wrote:
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George,
Are you still a member of The Episcopal Church?
Depends what that means. The church I attended still carries me on its roles as a member but I have not been a regular attender in almost four years and I certainly don't contribute to its coffers. I go there for funerals of friends and occasionally for "special" occasions.
But my membership status has noting to do with the issue of whether the manner in which the PB has proceeded was contrary to the canons.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#29 Dec 11, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
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I'll tell Gilgamesh, where the story came from and there is NO evidence of a world-wide flood ...
That depends on how wide your world was back in ancient mesopotamia.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#30 Dec 11, 2012
George wrote:
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Depends what that means. The church I attended still carries me on its roles as a member but I have not been a regular attender in almost four years and I certainly don't contribute to its coffers. I go there for funerals of friends and occasionally for "special" occasions.
But my membership status has noting to do with the issue of whether the manner in which the PB has proceeded was contrary to the canons.
Sure it does.

But, for you to understand why, you've got to figure out why you still allow them to keep you on their rolls. The only reason they haven't taken you off the Roll is you haven't told them to.

Truth is you are divided about it.

Rev. Ken

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#31 Dec 11, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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That depends on how wide your world was back in ancient mesopotamia.
"... your world ...?"

LOL!!!.... Nah.

It only depends upon how "wide" your comprehension is, today.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#32 Dec 12, 2012
Evidence Noah's Biblical Flood Happened, Says Robert Ballard - ABC News

The story of Noah's Ark and the Great Flood is one of the most famous from the Bible, and now an acclaimed underwater archaeologist thinks he has found proof that the biblical flood was actually based on real events ...

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#33 Dec 12, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
Evidence Noah's Biblical Flood Happened, Says Robert Ballard - ABC News
The story of Noah's Ark and the Great Flood is one of the most famous from the Bible, and now an acclaimed underwater archaeologist thinks he has found proof that the biblical flood was actually based on real events ...
Oh, I think we now know that a "Great Flood" occurred and that we can connect actual events with the biblical story.

But, what the story of the bible says, in detail, is certainly not the truth of the matter. It is the myth of the matter.

Rev. Ken

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#34 Dec 13, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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That depends on how wide your world was back in ancient mesopotamia.
Good for you Joe, you admit there was no world flood.

Now, maybe, we can move on to the next misconception.

You didn't answer my question, though, why did God send the flood?

Tick tick tick...

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#35 Dec 13, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
Evidence Noah's Biblical Flood Happened, Says Robert Ballard - ABC News
The story of Noah's Ark and the Great Flood is one of the most famous from the Bible, and now an acclaimed underwater archaeologist thinks he has found proof that the biblical flood was actually based on real events ...
'thinks'

'proof'

Uh huh..........

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#36 Dec 13, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
... why did God send the flood?
Tick tick tick...
Are you waiting to explode?

As for the reason for the flood, See Genesis 6:5-7

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#37 Dec 14, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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Are you waiting to explode?
As for the reason for the flood, See Genesis 6:5-7
The reason for the Flood was that sea levels were rising as glaciers and polar ice caps retreated and melted. An probable ice dam and moraine that was left across what is now known as the straights of Bosphorus was breached by the rising Mediterranean, massively flooding the Caspian. The Caspian, until the breach, had been a land-locked freshwater sea, surrounded by seashore communities.

The story is now told as a mythical event with theologically moral lessons.

Rev. Ken
Think Again

Coats, NC

#38 Dec 15, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
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I'll tell Gilgamesh, where the story came from and there is NO evidence of a world-wide flood.
Jesus thought the flood story was accurate.

"As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the Son of man, They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all (Luke 17:26-27)."
Think Again

Coats, NC

#39 Dec 15, 2012
RevKen wrote:
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The reason for the Flood was that sea levels were rising as glaciers and polar ice caps retreated and melted. An probable ice dam and moraine that was left across what is now known as the straights of Bosphorus was breached by the rising Mediterranean, massively flooding the Caspian. The Caspian, until the breach, had been a land-locked freshwater sea, surrounded by seashore communities.
The story is now told as a mythical event with theologically moral lessons.
Rev. Ken
Not according to Jesus. But of course you know more than Him.

"As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the Son of man, They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all (Luke 17:26-27)."

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#40 Dec 15, 2012
Caleb wrote:
<quoted text>Since you reject the God revealed in the Bible with his many condemnations of all homosexual behavior,.........
Actually, there are none.

Really, David, can't you just admit that God makes gay folks?

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#41 Dec 15, 2012
Think Again wrote:
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Not according to Jesus. But of course you know more than Him.
"As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the Son of man, They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all (Luke 17:26-27)."
When Jesus taught, he taught in Parables.

Do you know what a parable is, And why Jesus chose that method to teach the often illiterate masses?
Think Again

Coats, NC

#42 Dec 15, 2012
Quest wrote:
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When Jesus taught, he taught in Parables.
Do you know what a parable is, And why Jesus chose that method to teach the often illiterate masses?
Read the passage. Jesus is comparing the second coming to an actual historical event (Noah's flood). If He was comparing the second coming to a non-historical event would it carry the same meaning to the audience?

Wouldn't that make the second coming future mythical event?

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#43 Dec 15, 2012
RevKen wrote:
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The reason for the Flood was ...
By reason I was referring to "why" and "who" and not "how".

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#44 Dec 16, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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By reason I was referring to "why" and "who" and not "how".
Well, then,... you are engaging in 700 Club Pat Robertson type blame games.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#47 Dec 17, 2012
RevKen wrote:
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Well, then,... you are engaging in 700 Club Pat Robertson type blame games.
What the hell are you talking about?
Think Again

Coats, NC

#48 Dec 17, 2012
Quest wrote:
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Actually, there are none.
Really, David, can't you just admit that God makes gay folks?
God makes folks. Sin makes gay folks. Just like sin makes adulterers and murderers and thieves.

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