Monday, June 27, 2011

Bag Head

some bag head
The Episcopal Church (TEC), under the leadership of Jefferts Schori, the litigious 'boy bishop' of 815 2nd Ave, is in bad decline. It seems that people just don't want to be included in 'inclusivechurch'. To make things better, 'Vestrypersons' met for a church growth seminar. Here's an excerpt:

"The first half-hour was devoted to coffee and meeting one another as the various parish groups assembled. A large circle was then formed, and individual statements were given about hopes for the day. Then the program, or rather the games, began. The stated purpose was to relax us, to get to know one another’s names, and to produce an atmosphere of teamwork. Paper bags covered heads, and people had to form a line or persuade a stony-faced person to smile, etc., for two hours [italics original].

...the leader asked us to show hands if we believed as individuals we would die. Then she said that since death was inevitable, the church too would inevitably die, so we shouldn’t worry about church maintenance and growth. Since we would die, we were “free to live!” It was pointed out that there was a difference between our attachments to 1) the church and 2) bricks and mortar."

Well done.

Carry on,



Adrienne said...

That nonsense goes hand-in-hand with what "youth" ministers do with the kids. Up to 6th grade they do crafts and from 7th - 12th they play stupid games.

I'm a bit older than you and I can say with all certainty that when I was growing up young people did not feel the need to "play games."

And we wonder why no one grows up...

BTW - if I had been at that meeting I would have left and told them to save the paper bag for someone ugly.

Borepatch said...

I don't feel so bad about breaking the church window (it was an accident! I promise!) back in 1971. I mean, the Church was going to die anyway. I guess I could have burned it down.


LSP, I hate to say it, but this is one of the reasons I don't go to church anymore. The Moonbats are concerned about everything BUT salvation.

LSP said...

Thanks for that Adrienne. I was wondering what 'youth ministers' got up to...

LSP said...

You certainly have a Moonbat point, Borepatch. They are, it seems, waxing strong.

But remember, the Church needs good men.

Infidel de Manahatta said...

Look on the bright side.

Um. You can't think of one either can you?

LSP said...

Don't be ridiculous, Infidel. There's a very bright future for bag-heads in Schori's dwindling slice of the religious pie.