[quote=maklavan]The poll which banned men from thids topic excluded 49% of the population! it was men who made the decision to ban women, and it only men who could reverse it in the future. So ladies, please step back while the males have their say.
The poll confrimed my suspicions that it is women themselves who oppose the ordination of women. Which woman would go to Confession to another woman and reveal her faults to her, or take advice from her? Now let me get my tin hat on!
I apologize if I am mistaken, but this post seems incredibly sexist and demeaning to women (I am a man). The second paragraph seems to accuse women of some sort of stubborn pride which would prevent them from seeking council from other women. This is an offensive generalization. It may be true of some women, but by no means is true of the entire gender. Some women, and some men, would not wish to confess their faults to or take advice from anybody of either sex.
Once more offering conditional apologies, I must say that it is this type of attitude which has led to so many calls for the ordination of women. For one, this post states the completely untrue and mistaken idea that men originally forbode women to be ordained. This very same incorrect understanding has led people to think that it is simply a matter of choice for the Church, and that they are in fact patriarchal, chauvanistic, or otherwise anti-women in their decisions. This is simply not true. As JPII pointed out several times, it was nor is the decision of men. Rather, it is a requirement ordained by God Himself (who despite the usage of the masculine pronoun has in fact no gender). This is the reason women may not be ordained, there is no other.
This post only serves to propogate the continuance of this fallacious claim. The truth is that men alone are to be ordained by God, for various theological reasons, which it is not the purpose of this text to explain (you may easily find the data elsewhere on this forum or on the internet).
While the idea of the women only pole may have been based on a faulty understanding (such the idea that male only vs. female ordination is or should be a democratic consensus), this post is no more appropriate or accurate.