TAKE THE ROWAN WILLIAMS CHALLENGE

Are you made of the stuff that grand tuftis are made of?

Don't know?

Well test yourself by giving the readers of OCICBW... a good reason why the following, taken from the minutes of a recent meeting of The Anglican Consultative Council Standing Committee, is not a load of bollocks:

There was an opportunity for members of the Committee to express their views and ask questions about the decision to remove or alter the status of members from one province serving on the Anglican Communion’s ecumenical dialogues and IASCUFO. The Archbishop of Canterbury and Secretary General Kenneth Kearon explained the rationale behind this decision. In particular the Committee was assured that the Archbishop had not acted unilaterally but with the support of the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion; that they had acted within their powers; and that the action had not been punitive in intention. Rather it had been taken—following the breaking of the agreed moratoria—in response to the needs of the Communion in respect to ecumenical dialogues and faith and order bodies. Committee members were told that other Provinces were under consideration.

In particular, you must show how...

".. the action had not been punitive in intention. Rather it had been taken—following the breaking of the agreed moratoria..."

... makes any sense, whatsoever.

Good luck, And remember to speak very slowly through your beard, with your head tipped slightly forward in pensive fashion, so that us mere mortals can appreciate how clever you are.

Comments

TAKE THE ROWAN WILLIAMS CHALLENGE — 10 Comments

  1. Let me have a go, please?

    “After consideration of the members of the Committee, we wish to emphasize that it is not our wish to cause harm or undue stress upon the members of the community, but rather we desire proper order and communion with our members.”

    translation : I don’t want to hurt you. You’re making me hurt you. If you’d just lay back and think of (The Church of) England, everything would be fine.

  2. It was not punitive in the same way that an angry parent with a frightened child by the arm in one hand and a doubled belt in the other saying, “This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you,” is not punitive.

    It is utter bullshit.

  3. It’s punitive if everything that goes on there is backed by the threat of expulsion.

    Not believing it’s punitive is the same as if “I did not have sex with that woman” is true if you don’t believe that someone giving you a blowjob is having sex.

    –sheila–

  4. Not believing it’s punitive is the same as if “I did not have sex with that woman” is true if you don’t believe that someone giving you a blowjob is having sex.

    Which it turned out that a lot of Statesonians, especially younger ones, did not think that it was having sex!