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Letters to AO

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Letters from 14 to 20 December 2009

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A cosmic joke

Who-ee, Cap'n. Things is sure gettin' complicated now! What we gonna do wit' a gay woman bishop? What we gonna do about all dem anxieties in da ABC office?

The whole current story about our Church has become such a silly mess of things that I'm becoming re-convinced there must be a God, if one's definition of God is the One who can sustain all insantiy without going insane.

Perhaps organized religion -- at least of Our Variety -- is indeed on the way out. That may indeed be what needs to happen.

Does anyone out there have the observation, as I now do, that nothing the Anglican Church does is even worth paying attention to? It has become, sadly, a truly cosmic joke.

Print it or don't print it -- it's all the same, since no one but you, me, and perhaps 425 others will/would ever see it.

Peter Winterble
St. Ignatius of Antioch, New York
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
14 December 2009

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We wish it had been fiction

Thank you for the story of the Frank phone. It provided a needed laugh on an otherwise gloomy Monday morning.

Robert W. M. Greaves
All Saints Anglican Church Jakarta
14 December 2009

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