When I read the response of TECs House of Bishops to the Primates, I was struck with an image of a shoal of bishops, swimming six foot under, unwilling to come to the surface for air, and at the same time unwilling to commit to the dive to the murky bottom.
However, dithering in the refracted light six foot under is as much a death sentence as dwelling in the gloom sixty foot under. Either way, death is what comes. So it seems also for those bishops who cannot seem to choose life, not will they commit to choosing death.
If you will not come up for air, it does not matter how far underwater you are.
Deuteronomy 30 v19
This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.