Certainly, Bp. W is somewhat flexible and undogmatic on the issue.
I know you think the worst of everyone involved in "organized religion", you being a dogmatic home aloner, but I think that's one of Bishop Williamson's greatest virtues in this crisis.
He knows how to distinguish between dogma and opinion.Are you saying he should seize an authority that isn't is, or raise his opinions on the Crisis in the Church to the level of dogma? Are you serious?
I clarified with him about this very point. He doesn't say "who knows? any of us could be right." He says, "I believe the Archbishop was correct, it's the safest, most Catholic position in this Crisis. Nevertheless, there is no authority to condemn those who take a different stance.
"Because unlike those who deny a dogma of the Faith (where we have a clear authority -- the Church -- to condemn them as heretics who have denied part of the Faith), we have no such authority when it comes to the nuances of the Crisis in the Church.
God hasn't directly intervened yet, and all authority comes from God. Jesus Christ gave the authority to Peter and his successors, and that is where all Church authority comes from. But now, in this Crisis where we all live in lifeboats, where can we get some authority to start authoritatively sorting this mess out? Only from God. And he hasn't given any yet.
We can only do the right thing -- good things -- and hope that some will follow us. We can be holy priests, bishops, laymen -- create new retreat centers, organizations, charities, schools, chapels, websites, books, forums, and do good for the Church, hoping others will cooperate. But which traditional bishop can say, "I command you to follow me, in the name of God." That would be wrong, since God hasn't personally given him a commission.
Best not to alienate potential supporters!
Best not ever give anyone the benefit out of the doubt! You cynical son of a...
How about "Best not to curse those whom the Lord has (potentially) blessed."
"Best not to excommunicate those who might be in the State of Grace."
"Best not to confuse opinions on the Crisis with dogmas of the Faith itself."
The thing you cynically condemn him for, I wholeheartedly praise God for.
You just hate the good Bishop because he's balanced and not extreme like you.
But the fact is, your charge that +Williamson is some kind of politically-savvy Bill Clinton or Bishop Fellay is ridiculous. +Williamson has strong principles and has alienated everyone except a very small crowd. He appeals to just one type: serious Traditional Catholics who are quite separate from the World.
Any woman who has the least bit of Feminism isn't going to like +Williamson right off the bat. He is against feminism, women going to college, and women in pants.
Do you know what percent of human beings are women? Do you know how many women wear skirts/dresses these days? Do you know how many women in First World countries aren't feminist? Use your brain, man.
Those principled stances weren't designed with "maximum donations" in mind. Most of his positions are about as unpopular with the Modern World as you can get. The idea that you (and others) would suggest he's playing all sides for maximum donations is LAUGHABLE.