If people say they can't because they're "married to god"... isn't that gay marriage? (Ok, poor taste gag there).
I stopped going to church years ago, even though I'm technically "catholic" but I choose to not get too involved in any church issues as it gets me angry. I do think ANY person should be free to marry ANY other person. (Adults, obviously) and that covers all religion, gender, race, all that jazz.
Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using BubHub
+ Reply to Thread
Results 81 to 90 of 158
03-05-2012 11:39 #81Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jan 2010
The Following User Says Thank You to Bellaxo For This Useful Post:
03-05-2012 11:40 #82
Last edited by FiveInTheBed; 03-05-2012 at 11:48.
03-05-2012 12:13 #83
When I studied sociology at uni one of the courses discussed these kinds of issues in detail. It was very interesting and made me reevaluate my ideas about organised religion.
I don't agree with the restrictions either.
03-05-2012 12:16 #84
It's so not biblical for them 'not to be allowed to marry'.....some people are called to be single forever but that is between them and God and it doesn't just apply to church leaders.
03-05-2012 12:24 #85
I believe the bibe encourages church leaders to be celibate but states so clearly that if it is too hard then the should marry!
03-05-2012 12:27 #86
03-05-2012 12:28 #87
priests may be a different thing, but i can kinda see the point for nuns and brothers... we have nuns at work and the level of dedication they show to their work and community would be extremely difficult if they had children of their own. Either the kids would come second, or they would come first, meaning less to give to everyone else IYKWIM. I wont give specific examples for privacy but there are many. And of the ministers in other religions i know, most of their children would say they came second to the community in many ways, and didn't enjoy it.
03-05-2012 14:05 #88
03-05-2012 14:18 #89
Seriously -- I poppped into this thread to answer the OP when it came up in 'new posts' ...just as many other people have done.
Lovin' all the personal digs people -- how about you get back on topic?
Personally -- I think the guy mentioned had a human right to marry...
I think it is a form of discrimination to only 'employ' people who are willing to sacrifice certain human needs and desires.
Last edited by FiveInTheBed; 03-05-2012 at 14:22.
03-05-2012 14:27 #90
I don't think a married man can do the job of a catholic priest in the same manner. In Marriage a couple's commitment is primarily to themselves and the family they raise, whereas a priest stands alone and is not clouded by his wife or the anguish and trials that raising children brings.
How is society to confess to a priest (catholic reconciliation) who is to go home to his family at night? Does it not make a priests job all the harder if he had a wife to keep things from?? We all know how us women want to know everything about everyone! lol I certainly won't feel like telling a married priest what my sins are. This is just an example...
Everyone has the right to be married if they want to. And any man also has the right to choose to belong to a small minority of people called catholic priests and vow NOT to be married and remain celibate. It is their choice.
Catholic priesthood numbers are dwindling in western society for many other materialistic reasons our advanced world brings us however Asia, South America & Africa have plenty of clergy pouring through...
By faroutbrusselsprout in forum Family & FriendsReplies: 35Last Post: 20-09-2012, 16:24
By FiveInTheBed in forum Social IssuesReplies: 14Last Post: 07-07-2012, 23:05
By Jen1234 in forum Preschools and SchoolsReplies: 7Last Post: 31-03-2012, 08:30
Maternity ClothesLooking to buy maternity clothes? :: Check the bubhub directory of local & online maternity clothes shops :: Find ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Chickenpox after being immunised?Pro-Vaccination
PCOS, atypical hyperplasia and one loss post IVFPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Chat
Would you delay TTC because first child is starting first year of school.General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Dr Antony Lighten - Appreciation threadpregnancy and babies through IVF
The Not So Serious Vent Thread #7General Chat
Egg Donation in South Africa #14Egg Donation