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Monday, February 19, 2007

Not Ready to make Nice


One more and then it's off to bed for me and mine.

I'm listening to the DIXIE CHICKS latest album "Taking the Long Way" (which kicks serious butt, BTW), and, after an eventing filled with the latest episode of "As the Anglican World Turns" this song captures my mood exactly.



NOT READY TO MAKE NICE

Forgive, sounds good.
Forget, I'm not sure I could.
They say time heals everything,
But I'm still waiting

I'm through, with doubt,
There's nothing left for me to figure out,
I've paid a price, and I'll keep paying

I'm not ready to make nice,
I'm not ready to back down,
I'm still mad as hell
And I don't have time
To go round and round and round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should

I know you said
Why can't you just get over it,
It turned my whole world around
and I kind of like it

I made by bed, and I sleep like a baby,
With no regrets and I don't mind saying,
It's a sad sad story
That a mother will teach her daughter
that she ought to hate a perfect stranger.
And how in the world
Can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they'd write me a letter
Saying that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over

I'm not ready to make nice,
I'm not ready to back down,
I'm still mad as hell
And I don't have time
To go round and round and round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should

I'm not ready to make nice,
I'm not ready to back down,
I'm still mad as hell
And I don't have time
To go round and round and round
It's too late to make it right
I probably wouldn't if I could
Cause I'm mad as hell
Can't bring myself to do what it is
You think I should

Forgive, sounds good.
Forget, I'm not sure I could.
They say time heals everything,
But I'm still waiting

14 comments:

Dennis said...

I found a video shoing the primates meeting to consider the place of the LGBT community in the church and posted it. Thought it was worth sharing.

http://denniswine.blogspot.com/2007/02/archbishops-release-their-communique.html

Wood Family said...

What do you make of this analysis from Ruth Gledhill?:

"There has been a surprising, late-night development from Tanzania. I had speculated that the softness so far towards TEC augured a tough line in the Covenant and Communique, but even I did not expect anything quite so hard-line.

The US Episcopal Church has been given seven months to change its ways or face being kicked out of the Anglican Communion. In an unexpectedly hard-hitting set of recommendations, primates of the Anglican Communion demanded an "unequivocal common covenant" under which dioceses in The Episcopal Church agree not to authorise same-sex blessings.

They also demanded that no more gay men or women in active relationships with a person of the same sex be consecrated bishop.

The recommendations are so severe in demanding proper repentance and a turning back from The Episcopal Church that even arch-conservative Peter Akinola of Nigeria was prepared to sign up. Bishop Jefferts Schori also signed it, but there will be many in The Episcopal Church who will be
angry at what they see as a sell-out of their liberal ideals.

The primates further demanded that The Episcopal Church cease the costly litigations it has begun against traditionalist parishes seeking to leave the oversight of a liberal bishop.They pledged to set up a new Pastoral Council that will take responsibility for securing traditional oversight for those who cannot accept the ministry of their bishop or of Bishop Jefferts Schori, a liberal on other doctrinal issues besides human sexuality."

Mike in Texas said...

I think TEC should probably spend some time considering the concept of "Worldwide Anglican Communion."

Does it really exist? And if it does, is it something for which TEC should spend so much time and effort?

At the present it almost seems blasphemous to call this abusive relationship "communion" and self-abusive to remain in it.

Magdalene6127 said...

Elizabeth, though I am not an Episcopalian, I'm PCUSA; your problems and ours are in the same vein. What galls me about the outcome (as reported in this morning's NY Times) is that I detect a not terribly thinly veiled misogyny at work, in addition to homophobia and power-grabbing. I grieve for the insult done to your primate, as well as to glbt folks everywhere. This just sucks, it sucks, it sucks.

I hope she comes home and says "Hell no." FWIW.

Peace,

Mags

Bill said...

Damn, I was going to say it sucks, it sucks, it sucks and now I'm left speechless.

Fred said...

Maybe you're not ready to make nice but your diocese wasn't ready to put it's money where it's mouth was in the recent election of a new bishop. You had a chance to make a statement about not turning back, to elect a gay bishop and you had a chance to relieve the pressure from +Gene as being the only gay bishop hung out there to dry. You blew it. You did make nice. How sad!!!!!

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Fred,

Obviously, you have no idea - no idea whatsoever - what you are talking about.

Grandmère Mimi said...

I bought the Dixie Chicks album out of solidarity with them, when they were boycotted by country music radio because they had the courage to speak out. But I found that I liked their music a lot. They're moving away from country music to something different. What? I'm not sure, but I like it.

RonF said...

Gee, Fred, maybe the diocese was trying to select the person they thought might be the best bishop for them, not the person that would "make a statement".

Grace said...

This all hurts you deeply((((( Mother Kaeton.)))) I'm so very sorry.

All I can offer for now is the peace and love of our Lord, and my prayers.

Sorrowfully,

Grace.

anglican-rite said...

UCC would be happy to have you. Consider it.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

I had. Long before I was ordained. The UCC's are wonderful. I'm an Anglican. The UCC are not. The so-called Orthodox are not. They are Evangelicals. Which is fine. But they are not Anglicans. I am.

This may come as bad news to you but here it is: I'm staying.

Deborah Sproule said...

Bravo Elizabeth. The only way we will ever find healthy inclusion of Christ in this world is through those who are oppressed. Those who are cast out must come back, standing tall and telling the truth. Those who are stumbling blocks in their ministry have a huge task coming when they finally meet their Mother God. Thank God our new PB has a clue how to stand and sit at the table of the oppressors without losing her Spirit. Thank God you are Anglican and defending it with your heart. Dixie Hearts keep flying high. She makes us strong when we are oppressed.

Jim said...

I do not find the primate's statement all that surprising. They have the Network -- IRD line down pat.

I am amazed that one simple word, "no" could not be uttered by the presiding bishop.

Paraphrasing Ben Franklin: those who sacrifice integrity and friends for unity shall have none of them.

Back to sobbing.

FWIW
jimB