Friday, January 16, 2009

"Two Very Different Religions"

Common sense is bustin' out all over.

LifeSiteNews has an excellent commentary by Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The piece discusses is entitled "The Idol of Our Many Understandings – Bishop Gene Robinson at Prayer." Mr. Mohler is commenting on the inclusion of Pastor Rick Warren and Bishop Eugene Robinson at Obama's Inauguration. Bishop Robinson is of course the openly homosexual Bishop of one wing of the Episcopal Church, and Pastor Warren was an open defender of natural marriage and supporter of Proposition 8.

"One interesting facet of the controversies over Warren and Robinson is the fact that the inclusion of the one does not placate the critics of the other. Homosexual activists are still angry over the choice of Warren to deliver the invocation on January 20. A host of others will be offended by the choice of Bishop Robinson. These two responses illustrate the depth of the divide over the issue of homosexuality. The question cuts to the heart of issues including biblical authority and the very nature of humanity. Representation is undoubtedly symbolic, but Rick Warren and Gene Robinson represent radically divergent worldviews and incommensurate goals. They are not two very different representatives of one religion. They are instead two very symbolic representatives of two very different religions."

Emphasis added. This is dead right, and it is precisely what we have been saying about, for instance, Most Holy Redeemer vs. the Catholic Church.

h/t Catholic Caveman.

1 comment:

Kevin Whiteman said...

Thanks for the H/T, Pater!

BTW, your Rhesus Pieces post left me in stiches. I'm going to have to link that on my blog.