Originally posted by Zabilgy
I ask this question because, the catholic priesthood is the only vocation that doesn't allow it's members to marry (nuns included). This seems
right out of the dark ages.
In fact the rule is pre-dark ages. Heck, christianty is pre-dark ages also, so that be eliminated?
Back in the dark ages others weren't allowed to marry like teachers and doctors, etc...because they thought giving in to their mortal lusts
would damage their abilities to do thier jobs properly?
As a rule, no I don't recall that occuring, but there was probably a perception that a single person was better at it than one with a family.
How does this make sense.
Why should it make sense? Does a virgin birth and removal of sins by dousing in water make sense? Does transubstantiation make sense?
And because of this, the priesthood is attracting all kinds of sexual deviants and homosexuals, some trying to hide from the truth (some gays
are not happy being gay, etc.) and they hope hiding in the priesthood will somehow make the problem go away?
That doesn't make sense, why would a pedofile become a priest, rather than say, a day care worker?
But instead, their sexual frustrations come out in very bad ways
So a person that is sexually frustrated, rather than having sex with a woman, is going to abuse children? That hardly seems true.
I live in Massachusetts which seems to be the pedophile priest capitol of the USA.
Maybe its got more to do with massachusettes than the church.
I know the Pope when he first took over the postion, discussed allowing priests to marry, then it quickly and quietly got squashed.
Yeah, by the pope.
Why is allowing priests to marry (like any mortal man should be allowed to) such a hot topic with the Vatican? Even Jesus was
Priests need to be allowed to be married, period!
Since you are not an authority in the RCC your opinion is pretty meaningless. Furthermore the state will never force any church to adopt anything
Jesus, a Jew, formed the Catholic church? Where does it say that in the bible?
Jesus made peter the rock on which the church of jesus would be built. Peter was 'bishop' of rome, ipso facto, jesus established the Catholic and
Apostolic Church. Does it matter if you agree? No.
So every other Christian on this planet (the non-Catholics) are worshipping Jesus incorrectly because they are not Catholic
No, because the RCC has promoted a ecumenical movement wherein the RCC is the continuation of the church of jesus but not strictly necessary for
YOU SHOULD READ THE BIBLE!
You should be well aware of the verses that the RCC uses to maintain its legitimacy and addressed them.
thought it was written by Jesus's apostles?
No, the NT was not written by the apostles. John, the writer of revelation, was not an apostle. Paul never met jesus. Various other books in the NT
were not even claimed to have been written by apostles. Of the ones that are claimed to have been written by them, none are actual original
documents, none exist before something like a hundred years after the time the events happened, several tht claim the same author are written in
different styles, and some of those are even thought to have been written by people who spoke different native languages (but, for example, wrote it
What is up with that? What kind of signal does that send to members of the catholic church and to every human being on the planet?
He was not pressed with any charges also. Obviously, a lot of people just don't care.
They do that out of choice and out of their beliefs and aren't going around molesting young boys.
What preists have been forced into being preists? Demonstrate that there is no abuse amoung buddhist monks. If you do, then your rationale for the
presithood attracting perverts falls apart.
The Catholic Church is a disgusting farce that came out of Christianity.
You are a digusting farce that disfigures christianity.
Why is it the Catholic church is the only religion that has a King?
What are you ignorant, or just stupid?
This (I mean your idea) is one of the worst ideas I have ever heard, not only from the ethical point of view
Why is it unethical for preists to marry? Protestant ministers can marry.Jewish rabbis can marry. And, importantly, some preists are infact married.
IF they are married before becomming a preist, they don't get a divorce, they stay married. No one claims that they aren't as competent.
That is why priest have problems with sexuality, that is not sain!
It does not follow. Sex is a sin for everyone in the RCC, except married couples. For the above to be true, single catholics would have to be on the
verge of pedophilia. Also, why would an abstinent preist choose to molest a child, rather bang a female parishoner, or whore?
Because the Catholic Church wrote the New Testament
The pre-schismatic church was responsible for the new testament.