Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury regarding comments by the Primate of Nigeria

Discussion in 'The Commons' started by bwallac2335, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. bwallac2335

    bwallac2335 Well-Known Member

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  2. Botolph

    Botolph Well-Known Member

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    "Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster:
    ... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you."​

    I reality, I am not sure if the ABofC should have bought into this at all. It is in reality a disagreement in GAFCON/ACNA circles, though he does use the TEC as an example or what not to do.

    It is quite clear in the West that the Nigerian Primate's statement would not be widely accepted. Had his letter been written in Australia there is a reasonable chance it would have breached several laws. Whilst Justin-Bashing may be a fun sport amongst some, it should also be realised that he does lead a significant part of the Anglican Church - as first among equals - and he has not done much more that draw the Primate of Nigeria's attention to the statement of Lambeth 1998. At that conference the Central and East African Provinces moved an amendment which was defeated. This amendment did not include a call to urgently and radically expunge and excise. The purpose intent and outcomes that might follow from those words might well include things we would not understand in terms of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self control.
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