Re: [steiner] (unknown)
- Dear Macannadh-
Surely, you must be aware that the Vatican has
forbidden marriage and sexual relations in the
priesthood for centuries.
Personally, I find your tone combative and your habit
of mincing words petty. I wonder from the structure
of your discourse if it is your goal to build a
broader personal understanding or to further irritate
a wound that has perplexed you for some time.
--- macannadh <macannadh@...> wrote:
> Hello Friends: I continue to enjoy the excellent__________________________________________________
> presentations by
> Starman with regard to the questions that come his
> way. But I must
> admit to some dissatisfaction with his answers with
> regard to my
> questions about the ongoing antagonism between
> Catholicism and
> I asked about a good that out of place becomes evil.
> wrote: "If you dwell on the meaning of Martin
> Luther and the entire
> Protestant Reformation, one central point is surely
> that one can
> still experience the Divine while being a sexual
> being." Question:
> When did the Church teach otherwise?
> "Ministers and rabbis are not all going to hell...".
> Question: When
> did the Church teach that?
> Re the Vatican, "...they have turned a blind eye to
> homosexuality in seminaries and pederasty among
> practicing priests in
> the name of some 'higher good'".Question: Are you
> saying that
> homosexuality, pederasty and 'turning a blind eye'
> are all evils?
> You add, "Thus does good become evil". I afraid,
> I'm not following
> you. When was any of that good?
> You state, "the vast majority of modern people need
> to have a
> spiritual path within normal life, including an
> outlet for their
> natural sexual drives." Starman, that's standard
> Church teaching.
> You add, "By refusing to recognize this, the Roman
> religion has
> worked untold evil." Can you give specific
> instances when the Church
> refused to recognise this?
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