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Should Catholic Priests be allowed to marry ???

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Kay????

Kay???? Report 26 Feb 2013 20:34



a LIKEWISE with out question,

Dermot,,,,,,,Oh no I wouldnt like to be married to a priest I'd be scared of him turning out like Father Jack....... :-D.

I know Hayley,,,,,,,,my Christain friends wears a bit thin,,,,,,,but then thats what comes with trying to appear one step above us heatherns...

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2013 20:45

Lordy

how these heathens do get upset :-D


I'm a heathen ................ have been for more years than you have been alive, probably


Never ever call me a religious type!

That's a derogatory term for anyone, let alone a heathen!!


I was answering a legitimate question asked by John


so no need to get sarky!

Kay????

Kay???? Report 26 Feb 2013 20:50

Sylvia,

you are off the mark by a long road flower..........

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2013 20:53

never knew I was a flower before :-D :-D :-D


You can put down what I posted on the Nicene and Apostles Creeds to the fact that I have never ever lost my interest in research ....... which is why I so enjoy genealogy.


I was intrigued by what John asked ............ and was rather amazed to find that I could sit here and recite the Apostles Creed almost perfectly ..............................

that tells you what being taugth religion 5 days a week form age 4 to 11 can do for you.


I certainly never expected to be called a "religious type.


or get involved in the flack being thrown at John.

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 26 Feb 2013 21:00

I didn't realise that *Religious type* was a derogatory term !!!!!!

Do we have to say *person with religion* now???

I have to admit when I looked in earlier I did go and check which thread I was on as I thought I'd opened the Christian one by accident.

Of course folk are free post as they wish.......but I'm equally free to comment upon it :-D

**edit...my post makes no sense now as previous post has been edited*

Kay????

Kay???? Report 26 Feb 2013 21:08


My post had nowt to do with Syliva at all,,,,,

As always refers to his friends? as------***Christians*** as though the very word holds a tremendous high status,,,,,,,perhaps us mere mortal athiests could be heathens,,,,,,,,perhaps we are...... ;-) :-D

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2013 21:10

errrrrr ..................


Muffy


not sure what you are talking about when you say "previous post has been edited"



If you are referring to either of my two postings at 20:45 and 20:53 .................. neither has been edited or altered since I posted them.


Nor has the earlier one posting about the Creeds.



so I am not guilty






supercrutch

supercrutch Report 26 Feb 2013 21:21

I can still recite all the books of the Old Testament :-P

that just makes me an atheist with a really good memory :-D :-D :-D :-D

Gins

Gins Report 26 Feb 2013 21:25

As a RC....nope!

I have a faith, but would not want to marry a priest, in the sense of today's 'priest'

.....he cant have sex!

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2013 21:34

actually I prefer to call myself an a-religious person ..................


I'm not religious

I'm not really a heathen

I'm not agnostic

I'm not athiest.


I just do not get the happiness, comfort and, pleasure might be the word, that lots of people do get.


Nor do I like the bitchiness that goes on within the church community in so many cases ............... OH comes home from church, and talks about Mrs so-and-so, and Mr this-and-that, and how he dislikes it.

He stays because he literally loves church music ............. if the choir director were ever to leave, then he would also stop attending.

For full disclosure, he was raised in the Methodist tradition, his grandfather was a Welsh Methodist, and he went to a Welsh Methodist school.




But that does NOT mean that I do not believe that religion is extremely important to very many people ........


and I will not denigrate anyone on the basis of their religion or their beliefs ..................


and I do not believe that they should be denigrated by anyone else, of the same, a different, or no religion.




and I do realise that this is way off the topic of the OP!



but that is the way conversations, in real life and in the internet world, sometimes go.



To go back to the topic ...............

.............. the Catholic Church will elect a new Pope in a couple of weeks time, and I am certain that the question of priests being allowed to marry will once again be asked within the Catholic church .........


........ and they really are the only people who should have any say in the matter!

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 26 Feb 2013 21:44

I do hope Syvlia you are not referring to me as a heathern as I'd be very hurt and very offended and even though I often find your posts agressive and feel you are talking at me rather than to me I know you dont normally go out of your way to offend anyone.

I am just tired of debates threads being over run with people insulting one and another for believing or not believing the question is simple " do you think priests should be able to marry....the answer should be yes or no and a reason if you choose to give one, we dont need pages and pages C & P from the net or bible quotes ,how often people attend church or giving sermons that is not debating its preaching and thats why people are getting annoyed or simply cant be bother posting.

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 26 Feb 2013 21:48

Absolutely spot on Hayley. Well said.

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 26 Feb 2013 21:56

no I was not calling you a heathen ......


I do try not to be aggressive, and not to bully, or even seem to be bullying

the posting where someone said they were heathen has disappeared


as it was also the post that used the phrase "religious types" ..........


..... my posts also sound irrelevant.


I do love people who post, run, and then return to delete their message .. NOT!




I posted on this thread simply to answer a question posed by John re the two creeds ................


.......... and I guess I should apologise to the rest of you who seem to believe that research and interest aroused by a simple comment should not be part of posting on any thread.



I had not previously posted on this thread, because I consider the question to be a non-question.


Yes, priests should be allowed to marry


BUT ...............

No-one other than the members of the Catholic Church should have any say in the matter

JackBunion

JackBunion Report 26 Feb 2013 22:01

A lot have posted on this particular thread, Hayley :-D :-D

Had no idea anyone was having a go at me either. I just put my four pennyworth in and, if it looks a bit religious, maybe (just maybe) it is because I am. 36 years as better heathen and atheist that anyone on Genes, 30 years with a committed and deepening faith.

I am now the boring old religious freak that I used to poke fun at for most of my life!!!!!

Many thanks for comments about the Creeds, Sylvia. This was about prayers that Catholics and Protestants can say together. I suspect there is so much more we can agree on.

And it is important, because people outside Christianity don't understand why we have two main strands. One strand with married priests, one strand with celibates. Same way many do not understand why there has to be two main strands of the Islamic faith.

And Catholic priests did marry and have families until less that 500 years ago in UK. And I expect they get married in parts of world today - just don't tell the Pope.

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 26 Feb 2013 22:15

I don't necessarily see why people outside christianity would not understand. Of course they would!
Bit of a fatuous thing to say in my opinion and antagonistic on this thread.
John, try and join in informed debate without goading please!

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 26 Feb 2013 22:16

Sylvia I did not refer to you as a bully or felt I was being bullied I just want that noted.

As a child of a C of E mother and RC father but brought c of e I feel I have a half a say on this :-D Not that I think the Pope will take notice, as a child I desperately wanted to be RC I would of sold a kidney for a white holly communtion dress and vail and white gloves I wanted the pretty beads and then be parading round the streets with me mates and everyone said awwwwwwww ....

I dont think Priest should marry and to answer your earlier question No I wouldnt like to be married to a Priest I am not needy but I dont ever want to be the other women :-D

JackBunion

JackBunion Report 26 Feb 2013 22:23

Errol. Behave.

I have had conversation after conversation with Muslims, Sikhs, Taoists, Atheists you name it. To them we follow Christ. One Muslim said to me "Catholics are not part of the Christian church, are they?".

People are confused why Protestants and Catholics are so far apart on some things. I am often confused myself :-S :-S

If anybody else says I am goading, insincere, condescending - I think I will explode all over the internet. It is making me very very crabby, to be honest. :-(

Kay????

Kay???? Report 26 Feb 2013 22:24


I fully understand,

to assume is to presume is to get it wrong......

Gins

Gins Report 26 Feb 2013 22:25

Yes, priests should be allowed to marry


BUT ...............

No-one other than the members of the Catholic Church should have any say in the matter

_____________________



Absolutely


Until you have been there!

Gins

Gins Report 26 Feb 2013 22:30

And Catholic priests did marry and have families until less that 500 years ago in UK. And I expect they get married in parts of world today - just don't tell the Pope.


Please, ref your source?