Beliefnet has a decent article on an Episcopal Bishop-elect in Michigan who is also a Buddhist. Check it out here: “One Priest, Two Faiths.”
Essentially, some Episcopalians are angry that this Bishop-elect holds what they view as competing beliefs and thus is unfit to be a bishop. This is called syncretism meaning “holding multiple religions.” To those who believe in the exclusivity of their religion against all others, this is unacceptable for a bishop.
Let’s make this an open weekend conversation. What do you think?
- Can people hold tenets of different faiths in our culture which is increasingly blending even as it is separating?
- Can religious leaders find meaning in two separate paths without losing their way?
- Does this really matter unless it is affecting their spiritual leadership?
Discuss and enjoy the weekend!