The Church of the Sterile Cuckoo
But when I read this interview of Mrs. Schori in the New York Times today, I realized that the degeneration is even further advanced than I'd realized. These cuckoos can't even be bothered producing their own eggs to replace those they've pushed out.
The thing about cuckoos, you see, is that they're parasites. That's even what they're called in Wikipedia - "brood parasites". Not all parasites are bad; some carry out useful functions of using up and disposing of waste material. But no matter how benign a parasite might be, it is essential that their numbers be kept small. Too many parasites will overwhelm and kill the host.
It is not surprising that a church that champions unnatural barrenness should be a magnet for selfish hedonists of all kinds. Every day we see in the sickness of TEC the signs of a host in the process of being overwhelmed and killed by its parasites. And parasites that it has eagerly invited in and welcomed.
God has a terrible reward in store for this self-infatuated church. It's interesting that the Presiding Cuckoo speaks of Genesis and the "meaning" behind the creation story, without even realizing how completely it condemns her and her church. For the first words God ever addressed directly to His creation were "Be fruitful and increase in number," and He said it TWICE - to the first living creatures, and then to Man. A people too proud and selfish to reproduce will not only expire from natural causes, they will earn the anger of God for their deliberate disobedience and sabotage of His will.