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Friday, January 04, 2013

The Solution to All Serious Social Problems: A Vapid Rock Video!

OK, look, I count myself as a member of a creed that ordains female priests, so obviously I don't have a problem with the practice. But I also don't think creeds that don't do so have abstained because they "hate women" or anything like that: they are seriously concerned about scriptural precedents in this area. And a video like the one below is only likely to reinforce their concerns! (Hat tip Dreher.)

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  1. You an Anglican Gene? (Episcopalian).

    My step daughter went through a religious phase and became an Anglican (Canadian eh). My son remarked to a third party she was a chrisatian. "Not Christian, Anglican" she said sharply.

    I attended her confirmation. They had abandoned the KJV and boy did it grate when they did the readings.

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    1. "They had abandoned the KJV and boy did it grate when they did the readings."

      What translation did they use? The RSV isn't bad, in my opinion. But a lot of the other modern translations seem to suffer from a pathological fear of poetic charm.

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    2. "They had abandoned the KJV and boy did it grate when they did the readings."

      What translation did they use? The RSV isn't bad, in my opinion. But a lot of the other modern translations seem to suffer from a pathological fear of poetic charm.

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  2. I agree this is eye-rolling, but I bet it will be a lot more convincing than the Libertarian Girl video Bob Murphy has up, and does not see the problems with. I thionk you dismiss this too quickly. In each case the reason is the same: the medium is the message. This 'medium' appeals, the one Bob has up does not.

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  3. Most religions are inherently conservative, and most judeo-christian denominations are patriarchic almost by default. While the latter isn't necessarily integral to the specific form, the former most certainly is. Hmm, I think that I see your problem.

    I'm not judging *you* here, I am judging the sense of what I am viewing (and hearing in the lyrics) within the given context. It seems to me that the whole piece can be summed to this: the other denominations are crazy, esp. catholicism, and "equality" is now a religious pursuit (as if equal judgement wasn't already apparent before the eyes of God); and oh yeah, I've been baptized.

    It's actually a bit twisted in a way.

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