Monday, June 18, 2007

More on the Muslim Episcopal Priest

As a follow up to my previous post on this subject...

Shortly after noon on Fridays, the Rev. Ann Holmes Redding ties on a black headscarf, preparing to pray with her Muslim group on First Hill.

On Sunday mornings, Redding puts on the white collar of an Episcopal priest.

She does both, she says, because she's Christian and Muslim.

Redding, who until recently was director of faith formation at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, has been a priest for more than 20 years. Now she's ready to tell people that, for the last 15 months, she's also been a Muslim — drawn to the faith after an introduction to Islamic prayers left her profoundly moved.

Her announcement has provoked surprise and bewilderment in many, raising an obvious question: How can someone be both a Christian and a Muslim?

The answer of course, is that you can't. Being an Episcopalian however negates both. Liturgical unitarianism strikes again.

Read the rest here.

Hat tip to T-19.

1 comment:

Death Bredon said...

How can someone be both a Christian and a Muslim? The answer, of course, is that you can't. Being an Episcopalian, however, negates both."

At once, tickling, true, and tragic.