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Why don't they just let Roman Catholic priests marry again?
by ben at 24 September, 2014 - 4:49 AM
Every time I hear of yet another outcry over this priest or that bishop who is involved with a sexual scandal, several things go through my head... eventually I'm just bewildered and wondering "why boys? and why little boys at that?" Psychological issues aside for one moment (power, control, etc.), I just think that this is a perversely logical course for them, in their heads. I mean, pretty much all the external reasons why they started disallowing marriage in the first place are gone1. And I think, barring a few other possible (though hardly plausible) conspiracy theories, It's pretty much been shown that making a man of God celibate just really doesn't work all the time. So why not let them choose? Every other religion allows it (even promotes it... even Judaism which, you've got to admit, has WAY more rules, except this one), and even Eastern Orthodox & Eastern Catholics allow it... Seriously, think of the children here... let priests marry. 1 E.g.: we're no longer in feudal times, where the 3rd son of an earl joins the church and then, poof, his brothers are killed in the latest crusade without heirs! So now you have a priest in charge of an earldom and as a king with a vassal loyal to the church and not you... your power is diminished greatly.
Latest comment: 08 December 14, 9:25 AM

Happy Birthday Stu!
by ben at 15 September, 2014 - 5:38 AM
BIRFDAY! WOOO!!!
Latest comment: 24 September 14, 4:19 AM

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