We deny to claim "any Superiority to ourself
to defyne, decyde, or determyn any Article or Poynt
of the Christian Fayth and Relligion,
or to chang any Ancient Ceremony of the Church
from the Forme before received and observed
by the Catholick and Apostolick Church."

Norman Simplicity

Norman Simplicity
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Object lesson

Well, the Blogosphere is filled with hate for Anglican Patrimony. It's garbage, or it doesn't exist, or they stole it all from us. [No links here: do your own damn research.]

Of course, Anglican Patrimony is already dead or very near death; just like good manners. It is not coming back any more than is an age when one could eat in a public accommodation without howling brats or idiots screaming into their phones. (The very best one can hope for is a "family" where everyone is so glued to their devices that they don't even interact with each other.) The entire world is now all so unpleasantly uncouth.

Instead of making an effort -- why bother? -- here is what real Anglican Patrimony has not and does not suffer from:

Functional idolatry.

Active deception.

Bad taste.

The cheap and the fake.

Theological overreach.

And the list goes on and on and on and on ....

P. S. Contemporary examples from Anglican Matrimony don't count.

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