Are you orthodox?

Note: I am fully expecting some of the conservative bloggers who have kindly linked to this site over the last few days to declare their blogs out of communion with mine following the publication of this cartoon. Some may even go as far as to request alternative episcopal cartoonage, I don’t know. But please at…

Note: I am fully expecting some of the conservative bloggers who have kindly linked to this site over the last few days to declare their blogs out of communion with mine following the publication of this cartoon. Some may even go as far as to request alternative episcopal cartoonage, I don’t know. But please at least have a read of what I’ve got to say.

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By ‘orthodox’ here I am referring to “Adhering to what is commonly accepted, customary, or traditional”, rather than the Orthodox church, which is different altogether. It seems to me (though I am just the guy who draws the funny pictures) that maintaining that because your position is ‘orthodox’ it is therefore right is a bit of a dangerous thing to do. What if there is the slightest possibility that the orthodox position is wrong? What if (to take a random example) it is ok for Gentiles to be Christians and for Christians to eat hooved animals? (Sorry, that will make no sense to people who are unfamiliar with the Bible and in particular Acts chapter 10)

Who knows, perhaps sometimes, just sometimes, God takes the unorthodox position. Perhaps we’d all do well to acknowledge that we can’t be 100% certain we are right.

I’d like to stress once more: I am only the guy who draws the funny pictures. I could very well be wrong.

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<p>Cartoon by <a href="http://www.cartoonchurch.com/blog/">Dave Walker</a>. </p>

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