February 27, 2017

July 5, 2012

General Convention 2012: Burwell’s Summary of the Presiding Bishop’s and Bonnie Anderson’s Speeches

From his Convention Report:

I hope some of the blogs commented on her speech. It was one of those talks where you don’t know exactly what meant by what she said. She used a lot of veiled language. Her repeat line was “Breathe deep.” She was talking about breathing in the Holy Spirit (whom she never called anything but “the spirit” and taking a deep breath and getting over all the things you don’t like about the Church. She kept saying, “Breathe deep. Breathe Deep.”

My mind wondered off to the Moody Blues, on the album, “Days of Future Past.” The Postlude to “The Story in Your Eyes” has the words, “Breathe deep the gathering gloom…”

Now I know I’ll have nightmares.

Sadly, President Bonnie sort of took up where the Presiding Bishop left off in her talk. She deconstructed the 4th of July, reminding us how much we Americans have oppressed our own people and the world. She quoted a Frederick Douglas speech where Mr. Douglas said, “The 4th of July might be yours, but it’s not mine.”

This is sad. God, Bless America anyway.

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“Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”  (Matthew 15:10-14 ESV)

[1] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 7-5-2012 at 10:58 AM · [top]

Frederick Douglass had reason for throwing Independence Day in the faces of people back then.  He wanted us to live up to the principles and ideals we professed.  Bonnie Anderson just wants to establish her own moral superiority.  See also:  Luke 18:10-12

[2] Posted by Jeffersonian on 7-5-2012 at 11:27 AM · [top]

I don’t know why they don’t have a “Gay Pride” right smack down the middle of the convention…

[3] Posted by B. Hunter on 7-5-2012 at 12:22 PM · [top]

Love John’s+ Convention report. I especially enjoy his pics of the people and happenings at GC. I also enjoyed the Curmudgeon’s analysis of these two speeches.

“Breathe deep the gathering gloom…” Very true. That is exactly how I feel about TEC. The gloom is getting worse.

[4] Posted by SC blu cat lady on 7-5-2012 at 12:22 PM · [top]

Sorry, that should have been a “Gay Pride Parade”...

[5] Posted by B. Hunter on 7-5-2012 at 12:23 PM · [top]

“Another day’s useless energy spent…”

[6] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 7-5-2012 at 12:29 PM · [top]

“Challenges infinity, and is soon gone…”  is also a good description of what we’re looking at.

I’ve posted re this album on a number of occasions, FWIW:


[7] Posted by vulcanhammer on 7-5-2012 at 12:57 PM · [top]

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