Archbishop of Canterbury forced to defend himself
You could proof it a dozen times and never catch it. It just takes a fresh set of eyes. Loved the story ! You have a way with words . . .
If you're interested in how people like Meghan can lie so well on TV, watch this analysis from the Behavioral Panel. I learn so much from these guys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYyEx20DiKU
Many people in the Anglican, Episcopal and Catholic Churches have multiple ceremonies one of which is not the official, legal ceremony and it is neither considered a rejection of faith nor a lie when many of them choose to view the non legal one as the day the were married. Nor is it considered a rejection of marriage as a sacrament. Neither Meghan nor Harry said the private “ceremony” was the legal one or the official one and this point was clarified the next morning. Which many journalist including yourself fail to report. In fact on their first anniversary they posted pictures of themselves signing their official registry on their wedding day. So obviously they honor and respect that moment. To call this a lie and to present it as an affront to Christians or to Christianity or Christian faith seems extreme. Faith ultimately is about belief in Christ as savior and God as the Father and the everlasting presence of the Holy Spirit. Many Christians believe that heavenly blessings can be received anywhere. In those first days of Christianity, there were no churches or rules. Christians carried their faith with them. Saint Peter spread the faith without the benefit of a church or church rules governing sacraments. It may not be legal but if your faith says God is with me and your belief says God blesses me and my union who are you or anyone to judge what she said as a lie. Calling someone a liar in print is defamatory. Since your article emphasizes the legality of what marriage is ; Does what she said meet the legally defensible definition of a lie. If not you are commuting the same offense that your are claiming Meghan is committing. Also, the fact that you are promoting body language experts for support of your article delegitimizes it. Body language analysis is dubious at best and completely dismissible at worst. By the way, Prince Andrew in an interview said due to his military service he could not sweat in attempt to suggest a picture of him with his alleged victim was faked and said he was going to cooperate with the FBI. Two. CONFIRMABLE lies. I’ll be awaiting your article on him and the horror of sex trafficking.
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Those of us in the Catholic, Anglican and Episcopal churches view the sacraments as “outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual —-> (gace),given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace.” (BCP p. 857) And grace is defined by the church as “God’s favor towards us, unearned and undeserved.”