1. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    08 Mar '07 15:52
    Why aren't there more of them? It sure seems like there aren't that many.
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    08 Mar '07 15:59
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Why aren't there more of them? It sure seems like there aren't that many.
    I'd much rather have my children molested by a woman, if I had to choose.
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    08 Mar '07 16:01
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Why aren't there more of them? It sure seems like there aren't that many.
    What about Madonna?
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    08 Mar '07 16:04
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Why aren't there more of them? It sure seems like there aren't that many.
    In the Church’s latest statement on this matter, Pope John Paul II, using his full authority as the successor of Peter, states categorically that the Church cannot — not will not, but cannot — ordain women, now or in the future. The Catechism of the Catholic Church sets it out clearly, quoting the decree Inter insigniores:

    Only a baptized man (vir) receives sacred ordination. The Lord Jesus chose men (viri) to form the college of the twelve apostles, and the apostles did the same when they chose collaborators to succeed them in their ministry. The college of bishops, with whom the priests are united in the priesthood, makes the college of the twelve an ever-present and ever-active reality until Christ’s return. The Church recognizes herself to be bound by this choice made by the Lord Himself. For this reason the ordination of women is not possible.

    http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/apologetics/ap0001.html

    Tradition, baby! Bigots and religious numbskulls can get away with just about anything by leaning on tradition.
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    08 Mar '07 16:101 edit
    Originally posted by TheSkipper
    In the Church’s latest statement on this matter, Pope John Paul II, using his full authority as the successor of Peter, states categorically that the Church cannot — not will not, but cannot — ordain women, now or in the future. The Catechism of the Catholic Church sets it out clearly, quoting the decree Inter insigniores:

    Only a baptized man (vir) re ...[text shortened]... Bigots and religious numbskulls can get away with just about anything by leaning on tradition.
    Jesus will straighten this mess up when he returns at the end of this cycle of the Mayan calendar.
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    08 Mar '07 16:125 edits
    Originally posted by TheSkipper
    In the Church’s latest statement on this matter, Pope John Paul II, using his full authority as the successor of Peter, states categorically that the Church cannot — not will not, but cannot — ordain women, now or in the future. The Catechism of the Catholic Church sets it out clearly, quoting the decree Inter insigniores:

    Only a baptized man (vir) re ...[text shortened]... Bigots and religious numbskulls can get away with just about anything by leaning on tradition.
    Ridiculous. "For this reason" -- what reason? That Jesus chose men, and those men continued to choose men?

    How many white men did Jesus choose? How many white men are priests today?

    How many Chinese people did Jesus choose? How many Chinese are priests today?

    How many speakers of German did Jesus choose? How many speakers of German are priests today?

    How many people named Robert did Jesus choose? How many people named Robert are priests today?

    How many child molesters did Jesus choose?

    If there are now whites, Chinese, Germans, Roberts, and child molesters in the priesthoood, none of which were part of the original makeup, why not women? The cited argument obviously can't be the real reason, for under it, there could be none of the sorts of priests mentioned above.


    What happens if an ordained priest gets a sex change?
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    08 Mar '07 16:23
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Jesus will straighten this mess up when he returns at the end of this cycle of the Mayan calendar.
    Hypothetically, if Jesus were alive today and had 12 disciples (perhaps they would be called executives today) with the same evangelical agenda, would they all still be men? I highly doubt it.
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    08 Mar '07 16:27
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Hypothetically, if Jesus were alive today and had 12 disciples (perhaps they would be called executives today) with the same evangelical agenda, would they all still be men? I highly doubt it.
    Each woman would only get around 70% of the bread given to men at Last Supper events, though, and they'd sue Jesus for sexual harassment every time he wanted a hairy pedicure.
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    08 Mar '07 16:34
    Originally posted by TheSkipper
    In the Church’s latest statement on this matter, Pope John Paul II, using his full authority as the successor of Peter, states categorically that the Church cannot — not will not, but cannot — ordain women, now or in the future. The Catechism of the Catholic Church sets it out clearly, quoting the decree Inter insigniores:

    Only a baptized man (vir) re ...[text shortened]... Bigots and religious numbskulls can get away with just about anything by leaning on tradition.
    If this can't be changed, surely we are mistaken about the Earth revolving around the sun and not being fixed in place as well?
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    08 Mar '07 16:37
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    If this can't be changed, surely we are mistaken about the Earth revolving around the sun and not being fixed in place as well?
    What's this "we" crap? Ya got a sock puppet friend?
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    08 Mar '07 16:43
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    What's this "we" crap? Ya got a sock puppet friend?
    Yes, his name is Jimmy. Wanna see a puppet show?
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    08 Mar '07 17:091 edit
    Originally posted by TheSkipper
    In the Church’s latest statement on this matter, Pope John Paul II, using his full authority as the successor of Peter, states categorically that the Church cannot — not will not, but cannot — ordain women, now or in the future.
    By “full authority,” I suppose that means ex cathedra?

    Well, there it is then. A Catholic who is committed to the belief in Papal infallibility, needs no further argument. It seems like a pretty closed system, with more and more articles of belief to which one must commit—beyond, say the Nicene Creed and the Definition of Chalcedon—accruing across the centuries. Part of my debate with LH over Papal infallibility touched on how open one thinks a religious system can be, his view being that Orthodoxy is far too open a system.

    But I’m not Catholic, and I had my brief say on the other thread.

    EDIT: Some people have greater tolerance for more closed systems, some have greater tolerance for more open systems. And, if they are intellectually honest, they believe that their chosen system in some way (not necessarily in all ways) represents an appropriate expression of what is true...
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    08 Mar '07 18:54
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Ridiculous. "For this reason" -- what reason? That Jesus chose men, and those men continued to choose men?

    How many white men did Jesus choose? How many white men are priests today?

    How many Chinese people did Jesus choose? How many Chinese are priests today?

    How many speakers of German did Jesus choose? How many speakers of German are ...[text shortened]... sorts of priests mentioned above.


    What happens if an ordained priest gets a sex change?
    And it follows that if you ordain a woman as a priest, what prevents you from ordaining a dog as a priest?
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    08 Mar '07 19:11
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    And it follows that if you ordain a woman as a priest, what prevents you from ordaining a dog as a priest?
    Or Blacks and Hispanics? I don't remember the Last Supper having any Black disciples. This is a flawed argument.
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    08 Mar '07 19:57
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    Or Blacks and Hispanics? I don't remember the Last Supper having any Black disciples. This is a flawed argument.
    Where would Jesus have gotten the ribs and watermelon?
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