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    Church of England General Synod backs women bishops

    The Church of England has finally agreed that women may become bishops, ending 20 years of bitter compromises since women were allowed to become priests in 1994.

    The synod had been threatened with parliamentary action if the measure had failed, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, had prepared contingency plans to dissolve it and call fresh elections if the vote had gone the wrong way.

    But the crisis was averted by a change of mind, and vote, among lay members. A previous attempt in 2012 failed when 74 lay members voted against, preventing the required two-thirds majority among the laity.

    Those who changed their minds,included Tom Sutcliffe, who said the measure would now bring "episcopal femininity" that would enrich the church.

    The conservative evangelical block, which holds that men must never be taught by women, was not entirely pacified by the promise that a male bishop would be appointed who shared their view that the "headship" of the church must be male. Their lay members voted consistently against, as they had done two years ago.

    But the Anglo-Catholics who had opposed female bishops on grounds of tradition yielded in larger numbers.

    Welby, who has championed the proposal, has said the first female bishop could be chosen before Christmas.

    Church of England General Synod approves female bishops | World news | theguardian.com

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    Great news. Do they need to believe in god too??

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    Yes, and they have to spell his name with a capital letter.

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    About time!

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    Putting the whole thing into context, we’re on a rock floating in the milky way galaxy. One of millions of Galaxies in the Universe…. and we’re discussing if a man or a woman should be allowed to preach some made up nonsense that is supposed to be over 2000 years old, about who created us and why…....... hilarious…........sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEVIN2008 View Post
    Putting the whole thing into context, we’re on a rock floating in the milky way galaxy. One of millions of Galaxies in the Universe…. and we’re discussing if a man or a woman should be allowed to preach some made up nonsense that is supposed to be over 2000 years old, about who created us and why…....... hilarious…........sorry
    And there are still some coffin dodgers who are upset about it.

    Who do they think they are? Muslims?

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    fcuk it was like Elvis Presley had shown up for some gig when the vote was announced.
    shrieking and screaming, drinking champers,
    praise the lord.

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    Maybe fewer Bishop kiddie fiddlers in future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEVIN2008 View Post
    Putting the whole thing into context, we’re on a rock floating in the milky way galaxy. One of millions of Galaxies in the Universe…. and we’re discussing if a man or a woman should be allowed to preach some made up nonsense that is supposed to be over 2000 years old, about who created us and why…....... hilarious…........sorry
    Yep...
    You'll still be finding this nonsense to be their guidance in a manner in which they think, reason, and exist - universal fairy tales in one form or another.

    Dangerous.

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    strange thing is, they all looked like children dressed up as adults performing some
    ancient ritual from days gone by.
    their fancy dress, plastic smiles, dead eyes.
    other cultures will be takin the piss soon
    just have not moved on from 2000 yrs ago.

    we have illegal Jewish schools preaching that everything outside is bad and evil and only they are pure.
    we have dodgy Muslim schools preaching that infidels are dirty and evil and they have the true god.

    To observe all this we don't need to visit an asylum to observe the mentally sick.
    it's all there on the fecking tv screen and they are saying 'yes we're normal'.
    and you are sick.

    Fools and Madmen and women.

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