[quote=BM5]The answer is yes.
Does it make any sense to take the best and lock them up in a holding pen or corral ? Because that basiclly is what it is.
And I wouldn’t be bringing Our Lord into this at all if I was you. He is way above anthing to do with this stuff.
And as for the celibate clergy issue, the quote keeps coming about how Our Lord indorsed it with the eunnuch comment. Its written there and the Church and its members keep bringing it up so all I got to say is “If ya wanna talk the talk then lets see ya walk the walk” or “lets put your money where you mouth is”, The clergy want to be the distinct group of God, they give it all up for Him walk the narrow road, follow Him and do what He says etc.etc.
ALL FOR THE SAKE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD: RIght?
Now being a eunnuch isn’t just being celibate is it ? If you don’t know it look it up ! If you think that God sanctions this then why don’t ya start lobbying for a castrated priest-hood ? I can just see the headlines now : " C.W.L and Knights lobby for a sexually dysfunctional priesthood " Actually it might be a good idea at that because it would certainly protect the children and drive those homo’s out. They would run like hell !
Why not take a poll of Clergy and see how many have actually followed this alleged instruction from Our Lord ?
Jesus was celibate. He was certainly capable to produce children since He is God and man, yet He did not. A priest’s job is to emulate God (not all do all of the time, because they are human too), and in this way they try to do so. St. Paul himself was celibate and spoke highly of celibacy. Please see 1 Cor. 7:8-9. Again, not all Catholic priests are celibate, just look at the Eastern Catholic churches which are in full communion with Rome and are fully Catholic. Celibacy is a discipline, not a doctrine and it stems from trying to emulate Christ. It is not “unnatural”. Are you saying Christ broke His Father’s commandment when He did not procreate? Maybe you should think of the implications of your words.
[quote=1 Cor 7:8-9]I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
St. Paul’s suggestion here is that if you cannot contain your sexual desires, that you should get married to avoid fornication which leads to death because it is sin and all sin leads to death. But if you can contain yourself, then you should do so, as to emulate Christ.