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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.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synod_of_Elvira

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.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clerical_celibacy

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