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Terry W Culler

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Re: Election of 1st Veep
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2013, 11:36:06 AM »
Washington's communion practices are simply a sidebar to my point, which is that the founding of this country was not driven by a Christian vision.

BTW, how did this discussion get put under another heading?
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Re: Election of 1st Veep
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2013, 04:38:57 PM »
Pastor Culler writes:
BTW, how did this discussion get put under another heading?

I comment:
It is another manifestation of the cyber-weirdness happening in the forum.

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Re: Religious Liberty: American and Spiritual Legacy
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2013, 04:52:41 PM »
  Washington too spoke of the faith, but he refused to receive communion.



Interesting factoid about Washington's communing practice. The reason he did not commune during the war years was that he was in rebellion against King George, who was the head of the Anglican Church. He communed prior to the war and again after the peace, but while in rebellion against the head of his church he did not think it appropriate to kneel to the man he was in rebellion against. This says something about his integrity.


A leader in the AFLC shared this with us last week when we were at Mt Carmel in Alexandria, Minnesota.


Lou

And the "leader in the AFLC" knew this how? I've never heard it, and I've read a bit about Washington's life and religious faith. Did he explain why Washington's non-communing persisted after the Episcopal Church was founded?
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Re: Religious Liberty: American and Spiritual Legacy
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2013, 06:32:15 PM »
  Washington too spoke of the faith, but he refused to receive communion.



Interesting factoid about Washington's communing practice. The reason he did not commune during the war years was that he was in rebellion against King George, who was the head of the Anglican Church. He communed prior to the war and again after the peace, but while in rebellion against the head of his church he did not think it appropriate to kneel to the man he was in rebellion against. This says something about his integrity.


A leader in the AFLC shared this with us last week when we were at Mt Carmel in Alexandria, Minnesota.


Lou

And the "leader in the AFLC" knew this how? I've never heard it, and I've read a bit about Washington's life and religious faith. Did he explain why Washington's non-communing persisted after the Episcopal Church was founded?


The Speaker was a fellow by the name of John Eidsmoe. He has written several books on the subject. I believe by vocation he is an attorney (a specialist in constitutional law). He was making a presentation to military chaplains in conjunction with our gathering. We are the endorsing agent for military chaplains for NALC.


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Re: Election of 1st Veep
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2013, 08:06:08 PM »
I hope we can get off the particulars of the 1st President's faith and get back to the topic at hand. 
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Re: Election of 1st Veep
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2013, 11:23:30 AM »
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As I said in 2010, all lists are a bad idea.

I do not like the lists either but I wonder how you prevent it from becoming a familiarity or popularity contest since a goodly number of lay folks and some clergy do not know the names, the men, or what they stand for?
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