November 7, 2010

Phrases that come to mind...

... when reading the Anglican Covenant:

  • pre-nuptial agreement
  • You're not the woman I married.
  • Perhaps we should see other people.
  • Go to your room.
  • Not our sort.
  • All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.
  • Pot of message.
  • Can't we all just get along?
  • Who told you you could bring that in here!?
Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG


Frank Remkiewicz aka “Tree” said...

Do as I say not as I do.

Brother David said...

Who told you you could bring that in here!?

I hear my mother's voice every time I read that!

Erika Baker said...

* How CAN you do this to me?!
* After ALL I've done for you!
* As long as you have your feet under my table...

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG said...

Thanks for the additions! Keep 'em coming.

MarkBrunson said...

"Because I said so!"

" . . to be seen and not heard."

"War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Ignorance is Strength."

and, of course,

". . better this one man should die . . . "

Anonymous said...

The Windsor Report was pretty thoughtful as is the Covenant, neither of which deserve flippant responses. I would add to the sloganeering list above "worth working for" as in "the Communion as worth working for because I believe that a model of real international unity by consent is a very precious gift to the Christian world at large." A very mature statement from Rowan Williams.

JOHN 2007

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG said...

Thanks, all.

John2007, there are some excellent portions of both the Windsor Report and the proposed Anglican Covenant. Unfortunately, like the curate's egg, both are seriously flawed; and the good parts are offset and their value undone by the faulty reasoning, historical inaccuracy, and the thinking underlying much of the texts.

The Anglican Covenant is not a sound way forward in service to the Anglican Communion, hobbled as it is with inaccuracies, uncertainties and inconsistencies. The Communion is definitely worth working for, but not by this means. Is that mature enough for you?

MarkBrunson said...

I wouldn't call either the Windsor Report or the Covenant "thoughtful" so much as "political."

Enough was added for plausible deniability (see Cameron's response), and the "thoughtful" is actually a great deal of insular thought about "why-we're-right."

Not thoughtful, just full of self-justification.