Backroads Posted June 25, 2014 Report Share Posted June 25, 2014 Wow. I don't know what to say, I'm actually having MAJOR second thoughts as a member of this church over this whole ordaining women issue. Some of my views about this are based on personal experience (I've been part of too many churches in which men make all the decisions and in which women are considered "better seen and not heard"). That being said, I don't personally want to be a priesthood holder. Some women do, and I don't see why they wouldn't want that. To me that's absolutely normal. To me, it's not a deal breaker. But the response from the church on this issue might be. Why excommunicate someone when it seems apparent to me that all they are actually trying to do is begin a dialogue with the leadership of the church? I thought we were supposed to be led by the Holy Spirit, yes? The men AND the women in the church? The message seems to be that the male leadership will keep the women quiet. I'm just saying - that's how it comes across to me. Let's not discuss this, let's just keep them quiet. I think this has less to do with ordination, at its root, and more to do with women who feel they are essentially lesser human beings because men make all the decisions within the structure of the church. It's no wonder to me at all that they took this and made it public. If they hadn't, other women who are members of the church and who have been wondering why they cannot be ordained priesthood holders would never have a chance to voice their very sincere desire to understand why they are essentially left out. Publicly raising to the issue seems the only way these other members who are wondering about this would know that, yes, other women in the church feel the same way they do. Okay, now, stack up that kindling, I'll give you the lighter... just conveying to you how all this comes across to me, in my spirit, my heart, my mind, in everything. I'll get over it eventually. Unless I'm all crispy after the fire goes out. Sorry, but it is thoughts like this that bug me to no end. Kelly inniated a dialogue. Believe it or not, she succeeded on that front. BUT she didn't like the answer and kept going. Therefore, we can only assume she wasn't looking for a dialogue. That, or didn't properly understand what a dialogue is. Once again, she didn't "just want to start a dialogue". She wanted ordination. That's it. Stop making up stuff about what she wanted. Leah, Gretchen and jerome1232 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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