When I blogged about the Presbyterians mulling over adopting new wording for the Trinity last week, my immediate thought was "Rock, paper, scissors". Unsurprisingly, many others did, too. So you'd think that the delegates to the national assembly would have a, you know, light-bulb experience and think, "Better not. Bad associations."
Wellllll, the proposition passed 282-212, to "receive" the substitutions. And here's the kicker:
"For this and other distortions of Trinitarian doctrine we repent," the report said.There's that word "repent". But only for the distortions. Get ready for: "Compassionate Mother, Beloved Child and Life-giving Womb" or "Rock, Cornerstone and Temple".
At the end of the summer, I will title the requisite "What I did over my summer vacation" report as "Watching the heretical ships go down".
UPDATE 20:05 EDT
I just have to add this cartoon.