One of the great mysteries of life is why bishops behave in the way they do. And indeed, why there are bishops at all. Are they part of God’s design for the Universe? Did they just evolve by chance? Is our culture “just right” for them to exist, and that’s that? (I suppose that ought to mean that they are superbly adapted to it …).
So do we just shrug our shoulders? Sounds intellectually defeatist to me. Or do we buy the God-did-it idea? But can we really believe that if bishops? Just look at them. No: there is only one answer. There must be a multitude of universes in which bishops exist and do not exist in a multitude of ways, and we just happen to have been landed with the pointy-hat ones we’ve got.
And remember: next time you disagree with the Bishop, there are a multitude of other Bishops out there who agree with you instead.