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  •  We talk about "tradition" as being part of the (0+ / 0-)

    "three-legged stool" of Anglicanism (the other two "legs" being Scripture and Reason). I was just talking to our Cathedral's dean, Ben, the other day and we talked about this. "Tradition" does not mean--to Anglicans, anyway--"we've always done it this way", or ancient rites for "tradition"'s sake, but rather the collective experience of all Christians over the last two thousand years. That is why, for instance, the Episcopal Church could decide to allow for LGBT clergy (or female clergy back in the 70's for that matter) and bless same sex marriages. Tradition not only endures, it evolves. Tradition is not only kept, it is made.

    Food for thought.

    What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

    by commonmass on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:21:07 PM PST

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