by Datechguy | August 5th, 2012
You’re wrong, Sergeant Benton. That is the oldest trick in the book!
The Master: Dr. Who The Time Monster 1972
In this weeks Under the Fedora column I referenced a post up at Beliefnet concerning the Episcopal church and its disintegrating membership.
It wasn’t a big surprise and I just filed it away until Thursday when I read it to a friend of mine and something jumped out at me.
it’s the type of thing that a person even slightly versed in Scripture might have caught as Paul put it:
for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. While claiming to be wise, they became fools Romans 1:21-22
How foolish. let me show you. Here is a quote from the piece on the sermon from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori at the annual US convention
“Jefferts Schori then proclaims that she has the answer for this. We all need the ‘act of crossing boundaries’ to become God after which our hands become a ‘sacrament of mission.’ (emphasis mine)
So the presiding of Bishop of the Episcopalians advises people to “become God” where have I heard this before?
Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals that the LORD God had made. The serpent asked the woman, “Did God really tell you not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?” The woman answered the serpent: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; it is only about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘You shall not eat it or even touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman: “You certainly will not die! No, God knows well that the moment you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods who know what is good and what is bad.” The woman saw that the tree was good for food, pleasing to the eyes, and desirable for gaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Genesis 3:1-6
The very first temptation causing the very first sin ever as listed in the first book of the Bible.
How foolish is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal annual conference, she is so foolish she literally fell for the oldest trick in THE book.
You don’t get much worse than that.
The DaTechGuy fundraiser continues and I got a look at an acceptable car that I might get for a bit less that I expected. This could shave quite a few dollars off the needed: “get a car” goal.
Any help is appreciated. For details click here for the progress check the thermometer to the right and to kick in hit DaTipJar”.