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Nictuku Donating Member (907 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 10:43 PM
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22. Actually... it is all about money
My understanding is that priests (in the olden days), ended up being the most powerful and wealthy people in a community, and the Church did not want that wealth to pass on to progeny. They wanted it to go to the Church.

And thus, they banned sexual intercourse with their wives in the first quarter of the 4th century:

Which is unnatural. What we see today is a result of that. God (if you believe in her), gave us sexuality. It is the natural order of things. To force people away from it, causes shame (for natural feelings they have been told they should not have), which leads to depravity, and worse.

All for the love of money.

Love of Money is the Source of All Evil.

The earliest known is that of the Council of Elvira (c. 306):

Bishops, presbyters, deacons, and others with a position in the ministry are to abstain completely from sexual intercourse with their wives and from the procreation of children. If anyone disobeys, he shall be removed from the clerical office.

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  -Catholic Church should establish an order for priests who want to marry victoryparty  Mar-31-10 09:21 PM   #0 
  - +1000  goclark   Mar-31-10 09:24 PM   #1 
  - Well, they can always be "Episcopal" as in Father Alberto CUTIE (below)  UTUSN   Mar-31-10 09:24 PM   #2 
  - Or was we used to call the ones like Cutie "Father What-A-Waste"  Nikki Stone1   Mar-31-10 09:27 PM   #4 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-31-10 09:35 PM   #11 
  - How about  Old Troop   Mar-31-10 09:27 PM   #3 
  - The Church had married priests for the first few hundred years.  onehandle   Mar-31-10 09:28 PM   #5 
  - The Vatican already has - it's called the Greek Catholic Church  derby378   Mar-31-10 09:29 PM   #6 
  - That's true -- but let's not pretend that marrying keeps men from raping children.  Brickbat   Mar-31-10 09:29 PM   #7 
  - I think the point is that allowing married men to serve as Priests  Love Bug   Mar-31-10 09:40 PM   #16 
     - Sure -- I just chafe when I hear it in conjunction with discussions about the sex abuse scandal.  Brickbat   Mar-31-10 09:45 PM   #17 
  - Why don't they ordain women who want to maintain chastity  Doctor_J   Mar-31-10 09:29 PM   #8 
  - They are eventually going to have to face the fact that natural law is a crock of shit.  closeupready   Mar-31-10 09:30 PM   #9 
  - Not a bad idea, but that won't stop pedophiles. n/t  Wilms   Mar-31-10 09:31 PM   #10 
  - pedophiles is pedophiles, married or not.  rurallib   Mar-31-10 09:36 PM   #12 
  - That's ridiculous... you can't marry an 8-year-old!  gmoney   Mar-31-10 09:37 PM   #13 
  - How about they just stop raping kids?  Canuckistanian   Mar-31-10 09:38 PM   #14 
  - or at least let them have Sex with someone of age once in a while.  Therellas   Mar-31-10 09:39 PM   #15 
  - People like this are so funny  skepticscott   Mar-31-10 09:47 PM   #18 
  - In other words...  get the red out   Mar-31-10 09:54 PM   #19 
  - ...and END the sick male fetish that women are not qualified to be priests, cuz  Peace Patriot   Mar-31-10 09:58 PM   #20 
  - Actually... it is all about money  Nictuku   Mar-31-10 10:43 PM   #22 
  - Sexual abuse is not about marriage, homesexuality or herterosexuality.  MichiganVote   Mar-31-10 10:17 PM   #21 
  - info. posted already n/t  orion007   Mar-31-10 10:45 PM   #23 
  - Well, if we're playing the Catholic Church Should . . . game -  donco6   Mar-31-10 11:01 PM   #24 
  - shoulda coulda woulda...  victoryparty   Apr-01-10 03:42 AM   #25 
     - Ha! The King of Glory.  donco6   Apr-01-10 08:06 AM   #28 
  - Drop the celibacy requirement alltogether and ordain women priests!  DailyGrind51   Apr-01-10 06:26 AM   #26 
  - Those greedy fuckers at the world oldest corporation  malaise   Apr-01-10 06:27 AM   #27 

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