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April 22, 2005 at 6:02 am #4284AnonymousInactive
Fred, perhaps what confused me was that you said:
[quote:2lqkovnw]It is not okay to question everything about the Faith.[/quote:2lqkovnw]
And later you said:
[quote:2lqkovnw]If we are to question our Faith, or any part of it, I would suggest only after prayer, reading of the Gospels and Scripture should one question the faith[/quote:2lqkovnw]
So is it ok to question?
I guess at this point I don’t see Candleflames “curiousity” as damaging or sinful….or maybe I misunderstood.
~VictorApril 23, 2005 at 3:19 am #4320AnonymousInactive
I do not mean to be trite in my statement- ( I feel like I am shouting and running off- but I will be back)
One thing I have never heard men in the church complain about is that they were not chosen to be the Mother of God. Why are they not rebelling about that? I mean what role could have been more important than that?
I can see as a woman- loving God so much and wanting to serve the church, but I don’t feel I am missing a thing just because I can not be a priest.
I do not know if this analogy explains the way I just don’t see why this is an issue. It’s like how realize how much my husband loves me and treats me fine and cares for me
I make a joke
if he has time left over from THAT to have another wife- let him! You see he fufills his role to me, and hopefully I bring enough joy to him that “wanting something more”—-even tho I say he can have it just is not even an issue.
Why do folks interpret not having the right to have something as not being respected? I suppose God could have created a world of clones,,everybody ‘gets’ exactly the same.April 23, 2005 at 6:07 pm #4322AnonymousInactive
Pamela, you made a very interesting point and very true. I hope I don’t offend anyone but I think the whole “female priest” thing is for the most part a western complaint (US to be more specific). I have spoken to many Indian, Latin, Asian, etc. female catholics that have no problem at all with them not being able to become priest. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure you can find some women in India, Latin, Asian countries that will question male dominated priest but my only point is that the numbers seem to be much higher in the US. Could it be this view of women wanting more because they somehow feel they have to do everything men do?
~VictorApril 25, 2005 at 10:28 pm #4339AnonymousInactive
*mumbles the mumble of someone working through Mulieres Dignitatum in her free time and will emerge from exams sometime in mid-May with new information*April 27, 2005 at 6:01 am #4355AnonymousInactive
Candleflame, are you still not at peace with this? Just curious.
What if the answer was as simple as “God wanted it that way”.
An answer like that does not fulfill you right?
~VictorApril 27, 2005 at 6:15 pm #4361AnonymousInactive
I’m on my way to being peace with it; but simply saying “God wanted it that way” doesn’t fulfill me–I will abide by it because I’ve promised to, but what joy is there in a religion you don’t even understand the basic tenets of? It’s not possible to comprehend the Mysteries, to find complete wisdom, no, but it goes against my nature to not even try. I mean, saying “Woman was created for man” raises many, many more questions than it answers. God willed the world to be a certain way, but what is that way? How do we live it?April 27, 2005 at 11:26 pm #4366AnonymousInactive
I have been reading George Weigel’s book, [u:nltv5dm8]The Truth of Catholicism: Ten Controversies Explored[/u:nltv5dm8], and his section about the male priest and his role as icon makes a lot of sense. Perhaps you could find this at your local library? Actually, I’ve been really surprised by the book, and have stuck it on my Amazon wish list, even though I’m reading a library copy.
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