Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Priestesses?

As I have mentioned before, on occasions I accompany my wife to the local Episcopal church. The Episcopal church ordains both men and women to be priests.
I have attended several times when the services have been led by female priests. It didn't seem very weird to me, perhaps because the services are so different from the Mormon ones.
This leads me to my question: what should we think about female priests in other denominations? Should we support it since they don't have the real (in our opinion of course) priesthood and it doesn't make sense to discriminate? Or should we oppose it so that it doesn't add societal pressure on the Mormon church to open up the priesthood to women?
Obviously, it is none of our business but I still think it is a valid question.

4 comments:

m said...

mormon women are ordained to become priestesses in the temple fwiw.

but it doesn't matter what you or anyone else says or thinks, mormon men will always run the moshow.

NFlanders said...

I wonder if female priests become commonplace in other sects (including Catholicism) we would not follow suit? Maybe in another hundred years or so?
I think polygamy showed that the church is not immune to societal pressures.

m said...

we'll be lucky if they let women wear pants in 100 years.

NFlanders said...

Ha!