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Women Priests, the thin end of the wedge?

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  • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Hey, I deleted that post!
    On the Internet, nothing dies.

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    • To return to the OP: female priests are not the "thin end of the wedge" with respect to talking about the divine as feminine. In fact, historically speaking, the Judeo-Christian tradition has been capable of speaking about the divine in feminine metaphors even while the priesthood is exclusively male.

      That having been said, I'll not hesitate to add that contemporary discourse about the divine feminine and about women as clergy both seem to spring more frequently than not from the same corrupted font.
      Don't call it a comeback. It's a riposte.

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      • Returning to the OP, the thin end of the wedge was probably the very beginning: a church founded solely that a monarch could marry his mistress is hardly the best of foundations to build upon.

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        • Originally posted by Paprika View Post
          Returning to the OP, the thin end of the wedge was probably the very beginning: a church founded solely that a monarch could marry his mistress is hardly the best of foundations to build upon.
          Our monarch, Christ has founded His church to marry His Bride which has played the whore.
          Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith? -Galatians 3:5

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          • Originally posted by Pentecost View Post
            Our monarch, Christ has founded His church to marry His Bride which has played the whore.
            Psst, he meant the Church of England.

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            • Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
              Psst, he meant the Church of England.
              Sometimes it's fun to be contrarian.
              Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith? -Galatians 3:5

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              • Originally posted by Pentecost View Post
                Sometimes it's fun to be contrarian.
                That's how I took it. Maybe it takes one to know one?
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                  • Originally posted by Sam View Post
                    Yes, when you think about the logic of it. Masculinity and patriarchy are concepts humans ascribe to God - and no judgement there. We need to fit the divine into a container we can even start to grasp. But God isn't male or female. He is Spirit. So calling God "She" instead of "He" changes nothing of substance. \
                    Not true, it's the other way around. Masculinity and patriarchy are divine concepts that were subsequently bestowed upon us when man was created directly in God's image.
                    "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

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