Originally posted by FlyersFan
- Catholic Priests Not Being Married ... this is one of the laws that can change because it's considered based on suggestions in scripture. Matthew
19:10-12 and again later St. Paul said that it's better to remain single when in the service of The Lord because then the person serving won't be
distracted by having to deal with family issues.
- Catholic Priests Can Not Be Women ... this is one of the laws that is considered to be 'not able to change' because it's based on Christ
ordaining only men at the last supper as his first priests. No women.
If people don't like those interpretations ... then don't be Catholic. It's just that simple.
Thanks for explaining this, as I'm sure many of us had no idea exactly from where this prejudicial policy originated. And thanks for at least
admitting that it's an interpretation, and not Stated-Directly-By-God Truth. A bad interpretation, IMHO.
Of course, there is no evidence whatsoever in all of the early christian writings that there were ever female disciples, or that females played any
kind of role in the religion, right?
What is that saying a lot of the wealthy conservatives use in their whining? "Rob Peter to pay Paul?" Is that how it goes?
Well, in this case you're robbing Mary
to pay Peter.
But I'm sure Mary M was just some skanky harlot who jesus was nice enough not to backhand straight into hell, right? That old gem.
(At least it
proves that disinformation is not a modern invention.)
Let us also not forget that the modern canon was chosen by a group of "Roman" Men
but I'm sure there was no agenda other than making
an awesome religion. No ulterior motive.
I find it funny that some people can be very highly intelligent in certain regards, and even very skeptical and critical, but when it comes to
religion they believe whatever the official story is, just because they've been told that's how it is and they should.
Originally posted by Gregorian
reply to post by Julie Washington
In the not too distant past they would have been burned at the stake - together. What a pity that the Catholic Church has lost sight of "doing the
right thing" Hopefully the pendulum will 'swing' back to the right in the not too distant future.
Heart-warming to see such moral upstanding in one thread. I'll bet they give extra awesome
rewards in Heaven for those who condemn, in act or
word, their fellow man. Torch a few suspected witches for Sky Mansion 2.1 upgrade. Oh, sorry, wait.... I was actually thinking of "hell" and
"satan." They're the ones that reward cruelty. Or at least, that's how I would imagine it if I believed in Satan / Hell the way some do.
As Eric D above me points out, I hope all of the moral cheerleaders and regulators aren't fornicating out there. I find it amusing how many
christians I've seen who would condemn a homosexual to hell, and yet themselves fornicate like it's going out of style.
Maybe they're just trying to put the Hip into "Hypocrisy"