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    We will never agree based on our basic beliefs that dictate how we approach religion.

    Which is why I never get into religious discussion on here, lol, so I'll leave it at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    We will never agree based on our basic beliefs that dictate how we approach religion.

    Which is why I never get into religious discussion on here, lol, so I'll leave it at that.
    Agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    We will never agree based on our basic beliefs that dictate how we approach religion.

    Which is why I never get into religious discussion on here, lol, so I'll leave it at that.
    What religion are you Blissed Out? I always assumed you are Christian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Yeah....ok (that's right, I wheeled him out).


    I find it really interesting that some people seem to be threatened by the idea of a priest being married. I believe that if the Vatican relaxed/removed this requirement of priests they would attract far more people to the role. They might also like to consider accepting women too.
    A passive aggessive AND a all in the one thread!!

    I LOVE religious threads!!!

    Sorry, but SOMEBODY needs to keep the mood light in here!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Refresh View Post
    Agreed
    Lol!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jakois View Post
    What religion are you Blissed Out? I always assumed you are Christian?
    Have PMd you.

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    I always find disagreements between varying sects of Christianity intriguing.

    ..makes me think of this quote -

    "No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means." - George Bernard Shaw



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    yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OJandMe View Post
    yes.

    Paul (in the b.i.b.l.e ) basically said.... if you want to stay single, stay single, if you want to get married, get married..... just whatever you do, don't be a man-slu.t...

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    "No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means." - George Bernard Shaw

    I find that so frustrating because alot of the time it is true I think Christianity is about searching the word for God's complete truth....rather than following religious rules you have been taught in church.

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    I found these on a Catholic site

    (yep - am researching the history of ceibacy whilst I wait for the washing machine and fold a mountian of clothes..should be gwtting quotes for under floor insulation - but anywhooooo...)

    Scripture verses valuing celibacy:

    Matthew 19:10-12
    ...his disciples said to him, "If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry." But he said to them, "Not everyone can accept this teaching, but only those to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone accept this who can."

    1 Cor 7:6-9
    ...This I say by way of concession, not of command. I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has a particular gift from God, one having one kind and another a different kind. To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is well for them to remain unmarried as I am. But if they are not practicing self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame with passion.

    1 Cor 7:24-35
    ...In whatever condition you were called, brothers and sisters, there remain with God. Now concerning virgins, I have no command of the Lord, but I give my opinion as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy. I think that, in view of the impending crisis, it is well for you to remain as you are. Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife... Yet those who marry will experience distress in this life, and I would spare you that. I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, but the married man is anxious about the affairs of the world, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. And the unmarried woman and the virgin are anxious about the affairs of the Lord, so that they may be holy in body and spirit; but the married woman is anxious about the affairs of the world, how to please her husband. I say this for your own benefit, not to put any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and unhindered devotion to the Lord.

    1 Cor 7:38-40
    ...So then, he who marries his fiancée does well; and he who refrains from marriage will do better. A wife is bound as long as her husband lives. But if the husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, only in the Lord. But in my judgment she is more blessed if she remains as she is.

    (Eunuch is a man who has been castrated, or who's testes don't work properly ~ I learnt this fact watching Game of Thrones ).
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