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June 05, 2012


Beautiful, Beth. Thank you for opening up this window, and for bearing witness.

Beth -- thank you for this, and for the memories of Gene's ordination. Seems like yesterday.

The Anglican church tends to be famous for compromise, especially when compared with the church of Rome. This makes it a vulnerable target for its critics. But your post shows it may be better adapted to our changing times. As an atheist my views don't count, of course, but I was pleased to read how the ordination service managed to accommodate the principle of free-speech with an otherwise mystical process. I think I can also recognise how this could have been a moving moment.

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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.