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Should Catholic Priests be allowed to marry ???

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JustJohn

JustJohn Report 25 Feb 2013 00:15

"John nearly broke my Geordie heart in his last post. The scars will never heal. The damage has been done unless someone says a PRAYER for me.GP"

This is the sort of post you have been contributing to this thread, GP. Why you have bothered when you are clearly upset that we can discuss Catholic priests fairly sensibly and you are more interested in poking fun and proving just how funny you are :-S :-S

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 25 Feb 2013 00:11

Stalking!!!!......WTF?

come on...perspective anyone? CAn we not stop using such immotive language? It's hardly stalking in the real sense of the word !!!!!

GP's comments weren't exactly relevant and I don't necessarily feel they were pertinent but stalking? PLEASE !!!!!!

is he sitting outside Cynthia's house...logging her every move?

NO

BLIMEY...over reaction.com.

Mind GP ...your comment was a bit *odd* but I don't think that classifies it as stalking.....

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 25 Feb 2013 00:02

"This" being the question asked ...........



GeordiePride Report 24 Feb 2013 22:19

Cynthia - do you ever let your hair down and break away from religion and join people like me for a great night out. Come and join us.

GP

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People who know Cynthia, and she has been posting for many years, know that she very rarely talks about religion, and then only on certain threads.



the rest of the time, one can never guarantee what she is going to say, but it is usually funny!




............... and there is of course, also the suggestion in that posting of GP's, that any one who is talking about religion does not know how to have fun



whatever "fun" might be



I have to say that my experience with religious people is completely the reverse .............. they do know how to have a good time :-D

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 25 Feb 2013 00:01

John

GP is just having a go at the very nice, friendly, uncomplicated person known as Cynthia.


I find the question he asked unnecessary, has nothing at all to do with the question posed on this thread, and thus off-topic.


I don't know whether he finds it "funny".


I think it is out of order .................... and the type of question that might be asked by a stalker.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 24 Feb 2013 23:59

Certainly ....................


if you will explain why you made the posting about Cynthia, and why it was not a completely unnecessary question


The optics, the optics, are not good

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 24 Feb 2013 23:56

Sylvia - I think you are out of order of accusing me of stalking any memember on GR. I have never starlked anyone in my life and never will so I would ask you politely to retract that statement.

GP

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 24 Feb 2013 23:56

GP. I have no idea what you are on about. Are you saying you don't believe in God and your idea of a good time is to drink a lot, crack a lot of jokes. And you feel that Christians don't enjoy their lives and are miserable people.

In which case, why contribute to a thread about whether Catholic priests should be allowed to marry? Presumably you couldn't care a fig one way or the other.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 24 Feb 2013 23:40

???????????????????

GeordiePride Report 24 Feb 2013 23:35

Sylvia- I'm sorry but thats the way I feel about this situation and I will not change my mind.

GP

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there is no situation


you asked a very personal question about another poster on this thread


a question that has nothing whatever to do with the topic, or with any other posting


in other words, a completely unnecessary question



and you asked it of someone who will not be posting at this time of



which begs the question ..................




why did you ask it???????

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 24 Feb 2013 23:35

Sylvia- I'm sorry but thats the way I feel about this situation and I will not change my mind.

GP

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 24 Feb 2013 23:31

Errol. There was a long and very comprehensive post earlier in this thread that would answer all your questions.

This tradition of priests being celibate really stems from the Council of Trent in 16th century.

Some priests were celibate before that. But not that many . And thank goodness. My earliest ancestor in the male line was a Vicar (incumbent) in Worcestershire in 1299. Now the church was all Roman Catholic in Britain then (long before Henry VIII fell out with the Bishop of Rome) and my 18 x gt grandfather was a married man with family. So were most priests at that time.

The Roman Catholic Church will revoke this rule about single male priests soon. Simply because the right men will not come forward. So to maintain the priesthood they are going to have to come to terms with married men, and - dare I say it - women. Most Catholics would readily accept that sort of change - and those that don't can be accomodated and kept in the flock by careful management.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 24 Feb 2013 23:29

RR


so that was up you, was it ???


i wondered about all the laughing!! :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 24 Feb 2013 23:21

I let my hair down with Cynthia, we were climbing a tree together :-D

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 24 Feb 2013 23:18

Sylvia I agree - sounded slightly harsh but not unnecessary - maybe sometimes people get a little wrapped up in threads

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 24 Feb 2013 23:14

GP


I have no idea why you are asking C that question ...... it sounds rather sarcastic and sardonic to me.

as well as completely unnecessary and off topic


BUT, I can assure you that C does indeed forget about religion and let her hair down ................ with people who she knows are her friends.



sylvia

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 24 Feb 2013 22:23

ok Cynthia although I do think Catholic beliefs are pertinent as far as this thread is concerned.
Thread title is "Should Catholic Priests be allowed to marry" so just maybe maybe discussing Cartholicism has some relevance but hey ho - will talk on your religious thread about it if you so wish.
Sleep well and will look forward to good, informed, accurate and adult debate tomorrow

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 24 Feb 2013 22:19

Cynthia - do you ever let your hair down and break away from religion and join people like me for a great night out. Come and join us.

GP

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 24 Feb 2013 22:06

Yep, born into SA.....but moved to C.of E. 45 years ago. As for the Catholic beliefs, we'll be going off topic if we discuss that here Errol and I don't want to upset OFITG......but I'm willing to chat on the Christian thread. Could we make it tomorrow please? Have been up since around 6.30am and am rapidly losing whatever mental powers I posses.... Thanks. :-D

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 24 Feb 2013 21:57

I would have liked to have observe that Errol :-D :-D

GP

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 24 Feb 2013 21:49

Cynthia I think you said you were C of E.
How do you reconciliate with Catholic beliefs? I do understand there is a lot of cross over but there must be some issues that are contradictory.
Glad the vicar/priest gave you a good service today.

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 24 Feb 2013 21:37

Ann ;-) ;-) ;-) :-D