Should it be a requirement for Priests to be married?
Eastern Orthodox Christian Priests are required to take a wife, and in my opinion this is a great idea, because I believe that by taking a vow to remain celibate could be detrimental to a person psychologically. In my opinion, there would be far fewer molestations of children in the Catholic churches.
The same could also be said about the Nuns. My reason for including Nuns is because I remember walking past a Nunnery, and as I looked up, there was a Nun looking at me, which isn't a big deal, but as I looked closer she seemed to be extremely attracted to me. It was to the point that I became a liitle uncomfortable.
People have a strong biological urge to ****. No vows of celibacy will ever change that. I think it would be wise to allow priests and nuns to marry than to place such strict and unrealistic expectations on their sexuality.
Well, following the bible means that fornication is strictly forbidden, so being married would likely be the only way for clergy members to actually have sex. I believe that Priests, and Nuns alike have taken it way out of context, because the bibles urges those that are not able to abstain from having sex to take a spouse. Something has to be done, because we weren't meant to go through life without sex. We are only human. I'm betting that the vast majority of Priests that molested children abhorred such behavior prior to serving Christ, because I believe that being alone for too long can have detrimental effects on a person psychologically. It would be like placing a person in solitary confinement for 2 years and expecting them to be the same person that they were prior to being shut off from any human interaction, just to a lesser degree.
This is something that should be brought to the attention of the World Court, because due to Catholic Priests unknown need to ignorantly bypass the bibles edicts, it has placed a negative opinion upon the religion itself, especially since Christ never told anyone to remain celibate. He said that he would prefer it, but if you could not remain celibate...
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Last edited by Stoic on Feb 18th, 2019 at 11:49 AM
I think it was Colin Quinn the comedian who had a theory that priests are basically little gay kids growing up but since they're Catholic going into the priesthood is a convenient way to avoid the fact that they are sissies