Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Blackmail

I think I've been tired of the Anglican Church - this strategically manufactured sanctuary of silly crypto-Catholics with their Church-fatherly fear of all things femininine - since 1534.

7 comments:

Francis Sedgemore said...

It's that old Luterine heresy at work again.

The Wife said...

Uterine heresy?

Francis Sedgemore said...

Uterine, Lutherine, Schmuterine...

The Right Reverend Rev Mikeovswinton said...

Hey! Its the Anglican Church. You can get tired of the German wing of the Old Catholics and leave being tired of the Anglicans to us English. Unless, of course, the bit of Germany you come from is inhabited by Angles, rather than Saxons and Jutes (there were a few of them in Hamburg, weren't there), in which case I guess you are entitled. And Herr Doktor Sedgemore can chip in about Anglican crypto Baptists, about whom he owes me a proper explanation. (Only joking - life really is too short.)

The Wife said...

The bit of Germany I come from is inhabited by sturdy hill-climbing and wood-chopping Bavarians. Well, Franconians. And my ancestors ultimately came from Thuringia, where they probably had come under the influence of Junker Jörg's great Reformation (I like to think that they were Jewish, but forced to convert for professional reasons. The name, "Morgenroth", suggests a mildly semitic heritage).

But anyway, I think that a bit of the continental Lutheran upheaval would have done Albion good.

Is Francis a Baptist? I didn't know. As in Anabaptist?

The Venerable Mikeovswinton said...

No, he's not a Baptist. But there was some discussion of crypto Baptists in the Church of England on his blog.
It was in the thread that discussed the Seismic/Sizer contretemps.
Anabaptists are specifically forbidden from belonging to the CfoE by one of its 39 rules, I think. Francis will know.

Francis Sedgemore said...

Aye, the Anabaptists will all burn in hell! This is the terrible fate that awaits all those who dare challenge divinely-sanctioned state power.