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I’ve been remiss

May 23, 2007

While trying (and failing) to imitate the Mad One while he was on vacay, I overlooked a wonderful essay written by Ann+ which was featured at the Episcopal Cafe (know hereafter as The Big Time)

It’s about fallen heroes, and clergy, humanity, and the ease which we imperfect humans demonstrate in vilifying our heroes, when they prove to be as human as we are.

I Feel So Betrayeda

Kudos to Ann+! She’s made The Big Time!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Wormwood's Doxy permalink
    May 23, 2007 9:35 am

    Thanks for linking this Eileen. I had read it when Ann posted it, but I’m not commenting over there because I don’t like being told that I *have* to do so under my full name. (Just call me contrary… 😉

    Apropos of this, I’ve been having an argument over at Elizabeth Kaeton’s blog over her call to hold clergy accountable for using porn.

    While I have a deep distaste for porn, I am disturbed by people’s refusal to recognize that clergy are human too (ironic when even the clergy do it themselves!). We hold them up to be gods and then take a wicked sense of pleasure when they prove to have feet of clay, just like the rest of us.

    There’s a reason why we are told to put our trust in God, not humans. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t work to BE trustworthy (or hold people accountable when they fail in their public trusts), but I’m a realist on this one. Human heroes will fail us. God forgives them (and us, thank heavens!), and we are required to do so as well.

  2. Ann permalink
    May 23, 2007 2:49 pm

    Thanks for the promo, Eileen.

  3. Eileen permalink
    May 23, 2007 4:05 pm

    You are only too welcome Ann+!

  4. the Reverend boy permalink
    May 23, 2007 11:02 pm

    I would love for one day to make the “big time” but i recognize I have that whole “manner of life” thing working against me for the moment …

    That and some courses in creative writing might help LOL.

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