In Jewish tradition, being married was considered more spiritual than being celibate. Peter even took himself a wife, “And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.” Matthew 8:14 (see also, 1 Cor. 9:5, Mark 1:29 and Luke 4:38). Mormon Theology teaches the same thing; families are essential to Heavenly Father’s plan of Salvation and Eternal Marriage is the highest saving ordinance.
The Catholic requirement of its clergy to be celibate was not officially instated until 1139. In February of 385 Pope Siricius wrote the Directa Decretal, which was the first in a series of documents and letters that claimed the Apostolic origin of clerical celibacy.
I wrote a 3 part discussion of priests and the priesthood in various religions, focusing mainly on Christianity and the differences between the Priesthood in the Catholic and LDS Church.
Please read what you can and let me know what you think. Send me your comments, questions or discussions. I’d love to keep it going.
Priests are the mediators between gods and men. They bridge the gap between our two worlds. Sometimes they act as oracles or offer sacrifices on behalf of the people. In Christianity they bridge the gap we have created between ourselves and God by our sins. They lead and guide the church and carry out God’s work on Earth. The Priesthood is God’s power here on Earth today.
Holy Arkham Finale, Batman!
I was actually sitting there, mouth open, drooling by the end of this trailer.
The first official announcement and trailer for the final installment in the Arkham series was released yesterday. This is it.
Needless to say I am super excited about this. I got all jittery listening to Thomas Wayne’s Last Will and Testament for his son, while watching all that Bruce has done with the Wayne legacy.
You can never neglect showing how Bruce’s parents and family legacy influence everything that he has been driven to do in Gotham City. I hope we get more of that in this game, more of Bruce’s psychology and inner-motivation and struggles as being the Batman.
You can read my first impression on the game and find out what we know about it so far on my blog.
Went out for sushi tonight!
It was the first time we’ve had sushi since Casey was first pregnant with Nathan. It was all you can eat. We made up for it.