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Encouragement toward Uniformity in Worship Fails at SID Convention

It's amazing how the opponents of uniformity in worship are so predictable.  Their tired arguments never change, which makes it all the more clear that they just aren't listening.  They prate about legalism, complain that encouragement amounts to the use of a club, warn against compulsion, etc.  The only sensible explanation I can muster for their contortions is that they are very urgently needing to shore up their rationalizations for their own departures from the common service, departures perhaps conscience is already telling them they shouldn't have made in the first place.

Anyhow, kudos for Fr. William Weedon for trying again, at the Southern Illinois District Convention, even though his resolution failed. To read all about the effort from his own helpful perspective, have a look the latest entry at his blog.