11.26.2006

Episcopalians vs Islamists

This is more from my hero, Mark Steyn.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/steyn/149527,CST-EDT-steyn26.article

Which brings me to our second Jill: the new Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman to run a national division of the Anglican Communion. Bishop Kate gave an interview to the New York Times revealing what passes for orthodoxy in this most flexible of faiths. She was asked a simple enough question: "How many members of the Episcopal Church are there?"

"About 2.2 million," replied the presiding bishop. "It used to be larger percentage-wise, but Episcopalians tend to be better educated and tend to reproduce at lower rates than other denominations."

This was a bit of a jaw-dropper even for a New York Times hackette, so, with vague memories of God saying something about going forth and multiplying floating around the back of her head, a bewildered Deborah Solomon said: "Episcopalians aren't interested in replenishing their ranks by having children?"

2 comments:

MichelleR said...

Friend of mine preached a sermon last Sunday that expanded this idea in a way I had not thought about. Here's the link if you are interested. http://www.christkirk.com/ In the menu click "Sermons/Lectures

Caspar said...

I just found out about Mark Steyn's new book "America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It" and ordered it overnight. I have it in my hands now, and it is fantastic! I love his writing style.