I believe that Catholicism, and indeed the vast majority of Abrahamic faiths, encourages people to do what pleases their God; from my perspective, the moral differences between them are very small and very minor. Only the most corrupt sects lead their followers away from God's grace, and those sects are rightfully condemned by nearly everybody regardless of their faith.
Bah, they should allow women to be priests and they should go back to allowing priests to be married. That one changed in the Middle Ages and was more about transfer of property than anything else.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
When in truth, it was your strawman that did. I'd go beat him up again if I were you.
Let's be specific, because that's not what I said. What I said was:What you said previously is that the Church considers women "unequal in the eyes of God."
"I will not raise my daughters to think that they are not fully and completely equal in the eyes of their God."
Notice, I'm not talking about seeing herself as equally deserving of God's love or anything related to spiritual inferiority.
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
The Roman Pontiff, head of the college of bishops, enjoys this infallibility in virtue of his office, when, as supreme pastor and teacher of all the faithful - who confirms his brethren in the faith he proclaims by a definitive act a doctrine pertaining to faith or morals.... the infallibility promised to the Church is also present in the body of bishops when, together with Peter's successor, they exercise the supreme Magisterium," above all in an Ecumenical Council
The idea that women are excluded from acting in persona Christi Capitis is considered the infallible word of God because of John Paul II:
"...in virtue of my ministry of confirming the brethren, I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women and that this judgment is to be definitively held by all the Church's faithful."
The Church has no authority to make women priests. The only reasonable assumption to make regarding this lack of authority is that GOD does not want women to be priests. The parts of those two quotes that I bolded tell the tale. This claim is considered Infallible and, thus, it was God who made the claim.
So, even though I didn't actually say the "Church considers women "unequal in the eyes of God." (although for some reason you've said that I did), I've just proven that the Catholic Church has taught that it must be God that doesn't want women to become priests, because of a statement that boils down to: 'don't blame us... our hands are tied on the issue'.
This means that when my daughter is taught that she is equally capable to acting in persona Christi Capitis, it is because God has decided she is not [I]equally capable[/I by preventing the church from having the authority to grant her that capability.
So yeah. Even though I didn't say that before, the the Catholic church does teach that women are unequal in the eyes of the Lord. It's not my fault they did that.
If I don't want my daughter to think that, then I have to raise her not to believe the Catholic Church and papal decrees and such.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
So as I said, she isn't required to do ****.
Bully for you.just like, I don't need science to prove my faith. I have sufficient evidence to take what is unproven and unprovable on faith.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
Perhaps your vitriol is warranted, like I said, that is your business, but you are nevertheless mistaken. The Catholic teaching is that God regards both men and women equally.
Last edited by Guy Incognito; 07-16-10 at 12:50 PM.