Monday, 30 June 2008


Even Katharine Jefferts Schori (++KJS) of The Episcopal Church (TEC) is not above a good rant.

TEC's primus inter pares, ++KJS has another unique title and role: TEC Confounder (TECCON). In this role she confounds the efforts of all enemies of Katharine's Inclusive Compulsory Anglican Secularisation Scheme (KICASS).

TECCON's latest ecclesial target is the recently published
Jerusalem Declaration of the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON).

TECCON is an indefatigable soldier for the cause of justice, the exclusive (sic) cardinal virtue tolerated under KICASS. Once again, TECCON vanquishes all aretological and epistemological contenders with her considerable logic and theological acumen!

How does TECCON know that iustitia, the virtue of justice, specifically social justice, must be the sole criterion of Anglican authenticity under her KICASS regime? In other words, what is the epistemic justification for her bold assertion, or rather, assumption?

Invoking justice is its own justification, of course. And KICASS is there to enforce it.

On the other hand, TECCON's 'logic' is a startlingly convincing argument for Petrine Succession.


Ranticon above is of Celsus Library, Ephesus, taken whilst my family were on holiday in 2005.

C and Perl programmers will note that the expression ++kjs means 'preincrement variable kjs'. Perhaps one of you might write a nice countdown add-on for Firefox?


samwrites2 said...

"What does he say?"
"I'm on the Mexican, woe - oh, radio."
In other words, what does this all mean if written to a simple truck driver?
Please spell out acronyms on first reference.

Fr Darryl Jordan said...

The Mexican, woe - uh, radio, I guess.

I've fixed the post to reflect your righteous request for clarity (RRC) and will attempt to avoid in future such haplessly obtuse occurrences.

Allez le Cantuar!

A Naughty Mouse said...

Ah, the joys of a blog! Glad to have found you here. Keep up the good blogging. =)

Fr Darryl Jordan said...

Ditto, NM!