That's pretty funny. Anyway, Rob has tagged me for Ben Myer's new meme. Sigh. I'm going to take the opportunity to say some potentially argumentative things. I'm tired and cranky, what do you want?
So these are 10 confessions: some things that you may or may not know about me, and stances that may or may not be defensible.
I confess the following...
- I don't have an opinion about the ordination of women.
- I once turned my hair orange, and that I might do it again.
- I would break or avoid fellowship with other Christians on the issue of Eucharistic practice before I would on matters of doctrine, theology, or morals.
- The reason I am not an Episcopalian has very little to do with the current controversies over the blessing of same-sex unions or the consecration of Gene Robinson.
- I have for a long time believed that it is anti-gospel to jettison non-reciprocal friendships. I no longer believe this.
- I confess that I have a strong prejudice against Christians who are teetotalers out of alleged conviction rather than any sense of propriety. I usually believe them to be prideful and arrogant, and it takes time for me to become convinced otherwise. If it really weren't a matter of pride, I wouldn't know they're teetotalers...
- I believe that people who get upset and angry about the English speaking-abilities of Hispanic immigrants are racists.
- I would be perfectly happy to never hear a "relevant" sermon again.
- I have long since decided that if I were to visit a church but no one there cared to learn my name or engage me in conversation for at least 3 minutes, I would never return. And then I would talk about them.
- If I had to look at an American flag during Mass, it would be really hard for me to concentrate on anything else.