The Episicopal Bishop of Nevada—My Restructuring Plan—The Montana Option

Posted by Kendall Harmon

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Posted April 26, 2012 at 8:35 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. c.r.seitz wrote:

facetiousness—first cousin of incompetence.

April 26, 10:03 am | [comment link]
2. Ian Montgomery wrote:

True Chris BUT there is some sense in this proposal - the selling off part, and moving to a more modest locale, forget the niche stuff and the state takeover - if it could only be taken seriously.  I am not holding my breath.

April 26, 10:23 am | [comment link]
3. sophy0075 wrote:

Forget losing Hyfrydol, too!

April 26, 10:33 am | [comment link]
4. samh wrote:

It’s bad that I wasn’t 100% sure how serious he was all the way through, right?

April 26, 10:33 am | [comment link]
5. FrCarl wrote:

Although he does manage to state the rather obvious truth with respect to the House of Bishops specifically and General Convention generally: “Beware of mad men in high places.”
Or perhaps better put: “Beware of godless men in God’s place(s).”

April 26, 11:05 am | [comment link]
6. Cennydd13 wrote:

3.  Cymru am Byth!

April 26, 11:05 am | [comment link]
7. Laura R. wrote:

I wasn’t sure until the end—from the title of the article I thought he was suggesting a merger with the two dioceses.

April 26, 11:06 am | [comment link]
8. Undergroundpewster wrote:

His plan is as good as any that I have seen from 815. I think this will make him a front-runner for the next PB.

April 26, 11:07 am | [comment link]
9. David Keller wrote:

I thought it was rather amusing. #8—Does a cowboy hat mitre trump an oven mit mitre?

April 26, 11:33 am | [comment link]
10. Michael+ wrote:

What a ridiculous article.  When a bishop’s writing is mistakable with an article from The Onion, there’s a problem.

April 26, 11:36 am | [comment link]
11. Ralinda wrote:

The snarkiness towards the Mormons is unecessary. I worry that he may have inadvertently nibbled on peyote out there in the desert.

April 26, 11:38 am | [comment link]
12. Ralph wrote:

“Beware of mad men in high places.”

Indeed. Either #11 is right, or he must be off his meds.

That being said, I also think it’s funny. But, I know that I have an odd sense of humor. The part about “Instead of a family history library we hire a crack team of psychics and futurists to staff our family future library. People will go to Salt Lake to learn about their ancestors, then on to Helena to learn about their descendants,” slays me. There are folks in TEC who believe in that stuff.

The western hat looks like it’s tastefully designed, and of high quality. That cannot be said about the PB’s oven mitt.

April 26, 11:44 am | [comment link]
13. In Texas wrote:

Of course we have to be snarky to Mormons, that’s part of the POTUS election strategy. wink  Really, though, it sounds like some envy of the LDS success, so we have to make light of them.

April 26, 12:28 pm | [comment link]
14. Terry Tee wrote:

Chris Seitz, is that logion your own?  If it is, is it copyrighted?  I would like to use it.  A useful addition to the arsenal of one-liner put-downs.

April 26, 1:35 pm | [comment link]
15. Jim the Puritan wrote:

At least he recognizes the Episcopal Church is now a cult.

April 26, 3:43 pm | [comment link]
16. Christopher Johnson wrote:

I think ol’ Dan was just trying to be funny.  And failing spectacularly.

April 26, 4:17 pm | [comment link]
17. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

I have trouble taking people in cowboy hats seriously.

April 26, 5:15 pm | [comment link]
18. dwstroudmd+ wrote:

One way to control something so as though they mattered again - having squandered the mattering elsewhere.  And lets be clear about what type of enclave this is: an Episcopalian Enclave.  The use of Anglican, when TEc has so clearly walked apart from most of the world’s Anglicans, is facetious in the extreme.

April 26, 6:43 pm | [comment link]
19. MichaelA wrote:

“But the mega-churches lose people as fast as the bring them in and the Baptists have lost more people in recent years than our entire membership.”
There is a really sharp implication in this for those in TEC to contemplate:
Q. Why have the pentecostals and baptists lost more people than our entire membership?
A. Because they could…

April 26, 8:54 pm | [comment link]
20. driver8 wrote:

#17 How dare you! Don’t sick this mob on Montana, though I understand there are some depopulating counties where rootless Episcopalians could probably help fixing fences and digging ditches. It might do them some good.

April 26, 9:37 pm | [comment link]
21. LfxN wrote:

I notice he wrote his plan at 5 in the morning. I’m guessing he had been up all night…

April 27, 1:46 am | [comment link]
22. paradoxymoron wrote:

At least the Shakers left behind some chairs and round barns. Love to see what this colony would leave behind.

April 27, 8:26 pm | [comment link]
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