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    Quote Originally Posted by brownsugar View Post
    No the priesthood should stay as it is. Priests have a special 'calling' and consider themselves 'married' to God if you will.
    There are plenty of married men and women doing the work of the Catholic church in all kinds of roles and this may better suit those who wish to be married and procreate.
    We see it as unnatural and an incredible sacrifice to be celibate but Catholic priests and nuns who have the strong yearning to do God's work to the utmost level humanly possible don't think the same way.
    I believe a married man cannot devote his time to prayer and give of his time to his parishioners the way a catholic priest can. It would be unfair on his wife and family. Priesthood is not just a job.
    But are you suggesting that an Anglican priest or a Rabbi are somehow less devout because they may be married?

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    I wonder if someone can link to info about Kevin lees, the original op topic? Couldn't find anything last night online although didn't look to hard lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twotrunks View Post
    I wonder if someone can link to info about Kevin lees, the original op topic? Couldn't find anything last night online although didn't look to hard lol.
    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/church-dum...501-1xxh7.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    The Catholic church is very big, with a lot of money. Would be interesting to get records from every known peadophile to see if any were an active part of any religion, and what that religion is.

    A lot of them are married, I really do not think that it's because they can't marry. That's like saying "oh we locked him up for messing with kids but it's ok now, he's married"
    No these stats were of priests, not parishioners. As I said, married people abuse children too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    But are you suggesting that an Anglican priest or a Rabbi are somehow less devout because they may be married?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    But are you suggesting that an Anglican priest or a Rabbi are somehow less devout because they may be married?
    That was my point earlier. Being married doesn't mean you love god any less or can do the job any worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownsugar View Post
    Yes.
    Wow, that's a big assumption.

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    The focus on sex, mastur bation and marriage within the Catholic realm really baffles me personally.

    I don't agree with the restrictions they place on people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveInTheBed View Post
    The focus on sex, mastur bation and marriage within the Catholic realm really baffles me personally.

    I don't agree with the restrictions they place on people.
    Feel free not to take part in it

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    Meh, at the end of the day, it's a choice. A decision someone makes. The only person keeping them from marrying is themselves. You want to get married? Have s3x? Then don't be a priest! If their numbers dwindle and the Catholic Church collapses, then that's of their own doing isn't it!


 

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