Sunday, December 28, 2003
Episcopal "Church" betrays the faith: The Right Reverend John Bryson Chane, bishop of Washington, D.C.'s National Cathedral gave one doozy of a Christmas sermon. The subject of the sermon was miracles. The Wrong Reverend listed some of God's miracles.
Some would say that God does not exist, Jesus was a dreamer and that Christmas and Christ's birth and living presence among us has no real hold on the world to change it for the better... but I say it's already happening. And it is a miracle!
And what was God thinking... when the Angel Gabriel was sent by God to reveal the Law to Moses?
And what was God thinking... when the Angel Gabriel was sent by God to reveal the sacred Quran to the prophet Muhammad?
And what was God thinking... when the Angel Gabriel was sent by God to reveal the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
That's right! According to the Wrong Reverend, the Quran is inspired by God. Unfortunately, that presents some theological difficulties for anyone with half a brain -- something the Wrong Reverend apparently lacks.
See, for the penultimate statement in that quote (that's a fancy word for next-to-last) to be true, the final statement can't.
According to the Quran, Jesus was a prophet -- but he isn't the Christ and he certainly wasn't the Son of God.
The Wrong Reverend has, however, succeeded in unifying Christians and Muslims in one thing: His Christmas message is offensive to followers of both faiths.