I hope that you understand that the remarks of one person are just that in interviews, his/her ideas. I was not privy to the actual wording of that resolution nor of any of the debate. But it's always the "wowser" quotes that end up in the papers. Wierd things and people in debate and distress make more "news"
Oh, and I understand that completely. But I'm still going to react to the wowser comment in the hopes that it will let folks who think like that know that there are some of us who think they're whacko!
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.