Thursday, February 08, 2007

Sex in the heavens

The story of the NASA love triangle raises the thought: Perhaps instead of intercontinental ballistic bishops (ICBBs) we need bishops in outerspace (BOTs).

Backstory on ICBBs:

1. Anglicans: Intercontinental Ballistic Bishops? :
"Bishops are not intercontinental ballistic missiles, manufactured on one continent and fired into another as an act of aggression," added Michael Peers, Griswold's counterpart in Canada. Carey wrote to all Anglican bishops on Feb. 17 that he would not recognize the episcopal ministries of Murphy and Rodgers.
2. Wikipedia

3. "A Wing and a Prayer," the Right Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori (scroll to end):
"The Anglican Communion is in the midst of some pretty profound disunity, with primates lobbing fiats of disfellowship, edicts of impaired communion, and, when all else fails, intercontinental ballistic bishops. The middle way, the middle road, is the most important, because there is something vital to be gained and learned from the people on both shoulders. Gamaliel, the perennial pragmatist in the Book of Acts, says, 'Well, what you're about may not be right, but we'll just have to wait and see what comes of it. If it is of God, then there won't be any stopping it.'"
4. - Scroll to the section "Irregular consecration of bishops."

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