Wednesday, December 7, 2016

No Creed in Brisbane!


"Jeremy" Greaves

It seems that the fun never sets in the zany world of the Worldwide Anglican Non Communion (WANC), and the Primate of Australia, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, has added to the hilarity by appointing Archdeacon Jeremy Greaves Assistant Bishop of Brisbane.


A Tired Old Crook, Archbishop Asspinall

Jeremy's a big supporter of gay marriage, go figure, and isn't too keen on the Creed either. Here he is, as reported by David Ould, in an interview with ABC Radio National:

Rachael Kohn: Do you specifically then have difficulties with the Apostles’ Creed that you might like to rewrite it or ditch it?
Jeremy Greaves: I’d be happy to abandon the Creed.

Greaves went on to say that abandoning traditional Christian terms and doctrine was problematic because it might offend congregations and have an impact on his salary.

“And for so many of us in ministry, we’re locked into a model where the people who sit in the pews pay our salaries, pay our way. I have a wife and three small children to support and so the challenge of being too prophetic and changing too many things too quickly is that there won’t be enough people left in the short term to help me survive financially, and that’s a brutal and very difficult challenge.”


Jeremy doesn't like the Creed, that's why he's a WANC bishop

Perhaps now that Greaves is a bishop, he won’t have to worry about that kind of financial shortfall, or the Creed. Whether any people remain in the pews of Brisbane remains to be seen.




Lambeth Palace declined to comment.

Your Old Pal,

LSP

11 comments:

LL said...

WANC can be counted on to make the same level of quality decisions that we saw come out of the ObamaNation for eight years. I realize that they are whited sepulchers, but at least they're consistent.

LSP said...

That's very true, LL. They're consistent. Consistently rubbish, like the Democrats and soon they'll be confined to a few cities on the coasts and a couple of ghettos -- the ones where people are prepared to pour millions into LGBTQI "inner city mission." What a dismal failure.

underground pewster said...

It is becoming the Unitarian non-Anglican Organization.

LL said...

WANC has a chapter where I live and I am posting this comment because there was a big fund raising banner out front. There is a bake sale to benefit LBGTQI+ Justice. There wasn't anyone out front or visible or I might have stopped just to mess with their heads. As it is, one must accept it at face value, here in California, land of fruits and nuts, home to the "woman of the year".

Jules said...

Look, come on, the guy has 3 kids and a wife to look after who probably wants pretty frocks and posh shoes. He also collects turtles. If he doesn't accept the "modern world" he won't be able to support his luxury, materialistic, non spiritual lifestyle.

Look out for the clowns...

LSP said...

The UNAO. Good acronym, Pewster.

LSP said...

LL, their initials get longer and longer. Cait. What an, er, "woman." It's a weird kind of collective insanity. Maybe it'll die down, but probably not in California...

LSP said...

Jules, that's an excellent point. The turtles don't come cheap, unlike the Creed, which is obviously at a discount.

Mattexian said...

I refer to Cali as the Land of Granola, full of nuts, fruits, and flakes.

Mattexian said...

I'm glad no one stooped to the childish level of calling this crew a bunch of WANCers!

LSP said...

Mattexian, I was afraid they might...