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[–] VeryOffended 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I sort of think there should be push towards ending the celibacy requirements of catholic priests. If the current pope can come out against "discrimination" or abomination, maybe a movement ending celibacy could end the attraction of pedophile predators. Idk, is this a movement others have tried? It's interesting that JFK was hated by many for being catholic. He was scum in so many deviant ways, but his religion wasn't what got him killed. How about a social media movement ending celibacy in the catholic church? They hide behind it and they use it.

[–] Vindicator 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Are you thinking married priests will be less prone to degeneracy? The church used to have married priests. They ended up trying to pass on their positions to their kids, and trying to amass wealth for their heirs from charitable contributions. Also, as vicars of Christ, who did not marry but gave himself completely, they can't be an ideal stand in if they have a family.

[–] VeryOffended 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm not saying it would end degeneracy, but I don't think celibacy helps either. You can't only think of the big fish. The small ones can be attracted for degenerate reasons. Are you telling me pedophile priests are devout Catholics? Women and marriage tame moral men. This is for the purpose of having good and competent children to pass on their genetics and values. Men protect and provide in so many ways. How does promising a degenerate person a pass from a traditional relationship and family not attract degenerates from flocking and abusing just bc they can and get away with it?

[–] EffYouJohnPodesta 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Perhaps a reexamination of the Bible would answer this question. No man comes to the Father except through Christ, not except through a priest standing in for Christ.

[–] carmencita [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Hi there! The RCC has refused to grant the priests celibacy before. They have been pressured by the flock and to no avail. I think it is a great idea, but knowing the pope he will come up with the wonderful idea of granting marriage to all of them which would bring up the problem with the gay priests. Hah. Can you imagine married gay priests in the Church. LOL.

[–] VeryOffended 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I feel like that's where this guy is heading.

[–] EffYouJohnPodesta 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

@carmencita I actually can imagine married gay priests, they have married lesbians in the Lutheran / Episcopalian / Methodist etc. denominations if I'm not mistaken. That would never be permitted in the Baptist church. Those guys have to hide it.

[–] EffYouJohnPodesta 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Celibacy is a really really stupid idea. Sex is in human nature, and regarding it as a bad thing causes all kinds of problems. People need to get married and be faithful to their spouses, priests shouldn't try to be celibate. The first two people created were husband and wife, and God commanded us to be fruitful and multiply. Not to pretend we're God.