Throughout history, only men have been allowed to become ordained (Catholic) priests, leaving the women-folk to remain on the "nun" side of Catholicism. Many Christian, Jewish, and other religions have little problem with ordaining females as religious leaders. Why should the Catholic church change its policy regarding women as Priests?
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pagesvoice~ Now this is the most honest answer I have yet to see. Thank you for being a reasonable voice on the question posed. I appreciate your comments.
If the Catholic church followed Christ and the Biblical standards He set in place, they should have no room to "decide their church tenets and doctrines...What works for me may not work for you." Sorry, but this sounds like moral relativism to me.
Great answer, I agree so much.
Again, truth passes over your lips like sweet honey. :0)
Yeah, and just look what they've done with it.
Tonipet~ Hmmm...I am pretty sure my mom ran our family, regardless of what my father said. I have always felt that families with strong matriarchal leadership do much better in life. I really appreciate that you share your feelings here. --cheers--
K9: It looks like Adam allowed Eve to dictate the pace in the Garden of Eden and look what she did with it. Matriarchal societies may work in the animal kingdom, but they don't work with human kind. Women pretty much run things now...to our detriment
@CJ Sledgehammer~ May I point out the health of world economy, war, and religion gone-a-muck these days? Pretty sure a dude has his hand on the tiller for this one, my friend. Sorry, I have to respectfully disagree with you on your point. Cheers~
Thank you CJ, Mazzy and K9.
Hello Mananita44-- I'm not religious, and I like your comments. Good women and good men have much to offer.
manatita44~ What a great answer! "A saintly woman will offer as much as a saintly man." Very well said!
Manatita: Your philosophy that "God is male, God is female" is not Biblical, hence it is lacking truth, and without truth, there can be no wisdom. Your words may seem wise to the unknowing, but it fails the Litmus Test for truth. Jesus is the truth.
+1 for your very thoughtful and excellent post. I agree wholeheartedly with everything you said.
Garlonuss, I appreciate this well thought out response to the question. Particularly liking, "Neither sex is intrinsically better. Just different." Great stuff! Thanks for playing along.
Thanks for the comments, guys. Now I'm not Catholic, and there are several religious organizations out there with whom I disagree. But, personally, I respect those who stick by their claims and are consistent in their efforts.
Good answer and good questions. :0)
Why shouldn't all of them do it?
rosariomontenegro~ No fair answering a question with more questions! --he-he-he ;)--
Mazzy: The Bible forbids women teaching at this capacity. If we follow mankind's, twisted desires, we may come to different conclusions. But, if one is serious about following the Word of God and His will, then we must fight the temptation to be "PC"
Ciel Clark~ It is a shame that the good-guys out there must pay the price of ridicule due to the pitifully sexual-deviant few. It's like blaming all men drivers for the few guys who drink and drive. It's not fair. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Does the Bible say paedophilia is OK? I must have missed that verse.
CJ Sledgehammer~ It sounds as if you have a very passionate view on the topic. Thanks for commenting.
Mazzy: Please advise. I do not understand your reply in relation to my post. If we have learned one thing from the Catholic church, is that they do pretty much what they want, and Christ is nothing more than a selling point not unlike the LDS church.
Fine CJ. I would rather feel compunction in my heart than speak of it. I would rather embody truth than fuss over the pages of a book. I would rather love and feel God's presence and serve my fellow man