Friday, March 02, 2007

democracy rears its ugly head

Jack Miles in the New York Times has this to say about the Anglican-Episcopal crisis:

Numerically, the 2.3 million Episcopalians do not loom large among 77 million Anglicans. Symbolically, however, given the global importance of the United States, the departure of the Americans will leave the archbishop exposed as a quasi-colonial, quasi-papal figurehead heading a church made up, anachronistically, of Britain and her mostly African and Asian former colonies. This will be an awkward state of affairs, and portends further fissures along the same logic that underlies the impending departure of the Americans.

Read it all here, but I warn you, it's nothing more than the usual Marxist-historicist blather that the gasbags on the left like to spew forth occassionally.

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