Since I am not Catholic I will defer to your explanation as to the origin of celibacy, since this practice is of no consequence to me.
That being said, since the Roman Church divorced itself of all things Jewish to the point of killing Jews en masse over the centuries, I find it hard to believe the celibacy requirement has anything to do with Old Testament Hebrew rituals. True, Catholics love ritual to the extreme. I am just not buying that.
I think the better explanation, which I have heard multiple times, is this is more closely related to the Roman concept of celibacy, meaning, single or unmarried in the actual Latin as it related to the Roman legion.
Many times during the Empire various Emperors required their foot soldiers to be unmarried as an economic concern. It was too costly to maintain a large followers camp which was always with the legion at any given time. The followers camp was supplies, the food preparation services and maintenance like blacksmiths to repair weapons and such. Spouses and children, when marriage was allowed, were often attached to these camps since the soldier’s pay was rarely enough for him to support a family remotely.
It was more cost effective for the Empire for the soldier to remain unmarried. Since the Roman Church is the last of the Empire on Earth, the attitude is the same. The soldier’s ultimate job was to allow the Roman government to obtain more property on which to levy taxes for tribute to build the Empire.
 October 3, 2015 at 1:20pm
Whether or not the guy is attracted to the same gender is an irrelevancy. Sec outside of a marriage of a man and a woman are forbidden and viewed as sin by God. That isn’t my idea. That is God’s idea.
That being said, he needs to remember his vows as a priest. I am not Catholic. I don’t necessarily subscribe to the Catholic tradition of priests remaining celibate. That concept is nowhere in the Bible. It is NOT an ordinance of God. It is a leftover from imperial Rome. The Roman church being the only vestige of the Roman Empire still in operation today.
I have heard many discussions regarding this throughout my lifetime. It is funny how these “gay” priests don’t consider sex with a man as actual sex. It is the semantics of the left agenda. Things mean what they want them to mean at whatever given time even if they mean the exact opposite in the real world.
The requirements of celibacy have their roots in the Jewish tradition of being ritually cleansed in preparation for offering sacrifice as demonstrated in the Old Testament. Since they re-present the sacrifice as prescribed by Jesus to make the sacrifice present to the current time, they need to be "clean."
from what I understand, (I could be wrong), The discipline of them not being married arose out of that tradition of offering the celebration of the Mass on a daily basis. At least in part, anyway. In the Latin (western) rites, it is discipline for priests to be unmarried, but they can be with approval from the Bishops in some circumstances. This could change if the Church decides to, since it is a discipline and not doctrine or dogma.
 October 3, 2015 at 1:04pm
How did you arrive at that statistic? Statistics are valuable tools when presenting factual information. I often use statistics. I use statistics that can be verified. Many on the left argue about the statistic but the statistic remains.
To gain any traction, please validate your statistic.
October 2, 2015 at 2:52pm
I suppose it depends on your definition of ineffectual. My point was the current president has been ineffectual in the execution of his Constitutional duties to protect and defend the country and its citizens.
 October 2, 2015 at 8:41am
I knew the guy had to be black. They never identify anyone nowadays if they are not easily contained in their narrative. I doubt he was a conservative republican. That is a statistical improbability. Most biracial persons identify with the minority parent. (unless they can “pass”) That is a social norm. So keeping that in mind, let’s do a little fact checking. Blacks vote 98% for Democrats. Blacks therefore support liberal policies. So the concept of a young black man being a conservative Republican is just not easily understood.
The profile also indicates he is in the magic and occult group. Pushing aberrant religions is the work of the liberal Democrat Party. Again hard to understand a political leaning of conservatism. Perhaps he doesn’t know the meaning of conservative. Statistics also reveal that 67% of blacks in this country have a below average IQ. That is a verifiable fact as well.
I am waiting to see how the press runs with this. They will obviously take the lead from the current president. We already knew there would be a push for gun control.
Another interesting fact if we are comparing things is during the Bush Presidency there were 33 school shootings. During the current administration there have been 115 and running. It seems weakness perceived is weakness indeed. The current president is not only a weakling and inept president abroad, he is considered as weak and ineffectual here at home.
Let us not forget, under blamas DOJ gang murders are reported as school shootings
Ineffectual at home ? This where he has done the most damage as we sink further and further into the abyss . You name any issue and he has gotten everything he has wanted and the Republicans have given in without a fight at all . Wy do you think the people are so pissed off with Washington Republicans they simply have been ineffective and inept . Sorry I just do not agree with your statement .
 October 1, 2015 at 8:32pm
Prayers indeed are not enough when you are praying to a rock orbiting the Earth. That is what Muslims do.
The currents president’s remarks are those of an unintelligent uniformed ideologue. I can statistically prove he probably doesn’t even know the meaning of that term.
There is one certitude. Everyone who is pro gun control is actually saying they are pro crime. It is that simple.
 September 29, 2015 at 7:31pm
I know a lot of gay men. They are howling about serving pizza at a wedding. This is so funny. These must the the ever present trashy gays, your mother warned you about. They have so little class they serve pizza at a wedding. How declasse!
September 29, 2015 at 7:25pm
You notice she says “baby”. They know full well they are killing babies. They have known all along. They have now taken off the mask. They no longer use the euphemisms like product of conception or fetus or cellular mass. They call it what it is…a baby. They are reveling in their brutality of murdering innocent children.
I have said this before. I will say it again. According to the DOJ, women outnumber men in the instance of infanticide or filicide. I know most won’t believe that but look for yourself. Mothers do indeed kill their children more frequently than do the fathers. When you factor in abortion, the statistics inflate to such a degree that men would never be able to catch up.
In this country alone, 52 million babies have been slaughtered by their own mothers. Worldwide the abortion toll is in the hundreds of millions. That is only statistics from countries that keep such statistics. Dozens of countries are so nonchalant about dead children, they don’t even care enough to keep tabs on how many they kill.
As a Christian, I have a very definite view. According to the Bible, the shedding of innocent blood is an abomination to God. In the case of King David, a man after God’s own heart, God counted everything as righteousness for David except the blood of Uriah the Hittite. King David killed an innocent man, and that mark remained on his name.
King David didn’t kill Uriah with his bare hands. He did it by proxy as does every woman entering an abortion mill.
September 29, 2015 at 3:34pm
I think Dr. Carson is a good man as well. I also KNOW there is a cultural bias that will never be overcome in my lifetime. I doubt it will ever be overcome. These people are what they are. I don’t see that changing any time soon.
We have to remember that these people were preliterate stone age savages when brought to these shores centuries ago. Go to the root. Sub-Saharan Africa still has preliterate stone age savages TODAY…right now…in real time. Look at that in totality. Africa is the murder, rape and AIDS capital of the world. It is the continent with the most countries with an unemployment rate of 50% or higher. Facts are always the enemy of the liberal ideologue.
Despite his accomplishments, which may or may not be 100% valid, his brain is still wired the same way. Even if he did actually earn very single thing he has gotten in life, which is highly unlikely due to the giveaway programs of the Democrats, he is a surgeon.
My personal experience is that surgeons are horrible administrators. They are horrible managers. They are horrible economists.
In the dire circumstance in which our country now flounders, we cannot afford another president that thinks he knows what he is doing. We need someone that can actually do something.
DR. CARSON IS NOT THAT MAN.
September 29, 2015 at 3:20pm
The current president is the perfect example of AA gone awry. This administration is the most incompetent in history. They have repeatedly admitted to being incompetent or uninformed. No one says anything. If the current president was a white Republican he would be repeatedly crucified in the media.
We have years of AA incompetence. What has that yielded? Jobs going overseas and the shrinkage of the American economy. A basic economic principle is that you cannot subsidize nonproductive behavior. We have done that very thing for decades much to our harm.
The reason I have issues with AA is that when I was a TA in grad school, I was routinely told to change grades of the black students. I was told to not tell them what had occurred. They were to think they knew the material. That isn’t fair not only to he persons that actually did the work and earned the grade but to those receiving grades they did NOT earn.
Sooner of later those people will be called upon to actually perform. There is no question that this practice is the cause of elevated rates of malpractice in most all fields here there is a high percentage of minorities. In fields that don’t have many minorities, these problems just do NOT exist. This is a fact of reality.
In my current career which is merit based, I don’t have to work with any minorities at all. They are just not in my field in any large number. If you cannot perform you do not get work. That is very telling.
 September 29, 2015 at 9:34am
Here again is the liberal unconscionable media trying to chose the Republican candidate. They managed to do it the last two times and we see the results of that….the worst president in US history. I don’t necessarily like Mr. Trump. I think he says what people want to hear. If he ever does put any substance to his dialogue, then we will have a better idea as to where he is going with all of this.
That being said, Ms. Fiorina, while being a very good candidate so far, would not be my first choice for President.
Dr. Carson, I’m thinking, would be just a variation of what we have now….same song second verse. Call me racist if you will but being a black man in this country with a degree in higher education, he has benefited from affirmative action. That means he got grades he did not earn, degrees he did not complete and jobs for which he was not fully qualified. That is a statistical certitude. In other words he has been told lies from the outset. He like the current president has been told he is something he is NOT.
We don’t need another president that thinks he can do the job. We need someone that actually completed something on their own merits without deference. Unfortunately the only person that fits that description is a white male. They get NO deference. They get NO exceptions. They get NO freebies or do overs or sliding scales. They actually have to earn it. That is a statistical certitude as well.
I take acception to your comment about Ben Carson. He's knowledgeable, has his heart in the right place, loves America, and is strong enough to do what's right. Comparing him to that "thing" we have in the WH is like comparing apples and nuts. Totally opposite! You better rethink that Fiorina, she's a phony conservative. Just another GOP they'd love to get in so they can continue the same old, same old careers.
Spin and Kathy, you both bring up very good points. If Dr Carson did get to the professional level he attained on his own then he is a victim of the AA, quota curse. Of course there are blacks who have earned everything they have but society believes otherwise because of the govt controls. I personally don't care for Fiorina either but do think and certainly hope Dr Carson is genuine. I have been a victim of AA, quota promotions twice, once in the military and once recently at my work. Both times it was blatant, in your face discrimination that all could see but what do you do? My commander in the military told me if I pushed it he would not support me because he has his own career and I didn't even fight it at my current civilian job although everyone knew it. I knew early in life that it was not fair, would not meet you halfway and am better for it. It has cost me thousands of dollars in pension and salary but I will move on. Spin, I think you were/are a victim of it also judging from your post.
 September 28, 2015 at 3:12pm
I find it interesting the all of a sudden a politician’s views on Islam, especially one running for president, are of importance to the media. When the current president was running for office, Islam was a taboo subject to mention in association with him.
When is the “mainstream” media going to be totally over. No one with a scintilla of sense accepts what is put out by these guys as honest, objective or in many cases even believable. They have gone far beyond spinning a news story. They now fabricate their own version of any given subject. It is no longer news. It is a narrative.
News personnel, aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer. This is becoming more and more apparent with every minute. As a clarification, I use the term “news” as a default term. These people are not professional journalists. They are ideologues with an agenda completely devoid of veracity and objectivity.
Yeah, because we KNOW that Carson is NOT a Muslim.
I believe that Dr.Carson said exactly what the great majority of Americans would have liked to say!
So true, so true.
 September 28, 2015 at 3:02pm
The US Supreme Court made a decision based on nothing. It grabbed a “right” out of thin air as it has done on several occasions. This is NOT the end all of this issue. The Supreme Court has been reversed numerous times. It is NOT impossible to do. It will take members of Congress with a backbone. It will take public servants with integrity. It will take an actual president with some sense and morals.
Most important of all, it will take a bunch of bigots to usurp the Constitution, and openly supported by you insane folks.
 September 26, 2015 at 12:53pm
The current administration has armed the Islamic extremists far better than they ever could themselves. Gives one something about which to think.
 September 25, 2015 at 6:53pm
The Pope as well as all of those in the Catholic Church government are hypocrites. Anyone who knows a scintilla about the Bible knows how Jesus felt about hypocrites.
If the Pope is so loving of and and wants to be so giving to immigrates, then let him authorize the Roman Catholic Church to sell off all of its holdings, all of its artifacts, all of its art, all of its golden altarpieces and religious vessels. Then he can give all of the proceeds to the immigrates everywhere. The Vatican Bank has billions upon billions of dollars. Let them spend it on the immigrates. Let them build houses and supply food and jobs for all immigrates everywhere.
One interesting statistic is the Roman Church owns one third of all property on planet Earth. Think about that for a minute. One entity owns ONE THIRD of this world. There is not other entity even close to that percentage….none. That sure puts the whole climate change jargon into perspective. Does it not? How fabulous to advocate others (country’s taxpayers) pay to manage your property. The Catholic Church doesn’t pay taxes in many areas…of course.
I’ve heard it said this is a holy man. The Bible clearly states that every man thinks he is righteous in his own eyes. So I’m sure he does think of himself as holy. Most people do.
Jesus spoke very clearly when he said to render unto Caesar what is his and unto God what is His. It is clear unto whom this Pope is rendering his time, thought life and allegiance.
September 19, 2015 at 1:51pm
This makes prefect sense. According to the CDC, homosexual activity is at least 70% in the black male demographic as opposed to 1.98% of the population in general. Think about that statistic for a minute. That is more than 3500% higher than the general population. This number includes all black males, even those that self identify as heterosexual. Homosexual activity is wholly embraced by the black community in this country. When the current president was called the first gay president it was more than likely a very accurate statement when looking at these numbers.
That being said, I don’t think the man being gay is necessarily a bad thing when applied to the military. We have to remember the Band of Thebes, which was configured completely of homosexual men and or those participating in homosexuality, was a fierce fighting machine which was finally overcome by Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great. There was also the Mamluks. These warlords, which too were openly homosexual, and yes within a Muslim construct, were in power in various configurations for about 800 years.
Homosexuals are not the faint of heart as depicted by Hollywood. True, there are those involved in fashion and make-up and drag and such. I work with these guys every day. The greater truth is that most gay men are NOT like the stereotype. They are very masculine, by any standard, and very aggressive. My own personal experience is that gay men are very brutal when pushed into a physical assault.
Great post, your historical references and arguments are well founded. Still, this seems to smack of the liberal agenda to keep slapping us hetro white males in the face with the current LGBT schtick.
That was 2,400 years ago. My frame of reference is a confession by a fellow soldier that he is gay and therefore would not have been any help to me or the other women in the dust-up at the bar we had been at a couple months earlier.
 September 2, 2015 at 3:46pm
This is nothing new. This has been going on for some time now. This is, in actuality, what MLK wanted before he was dissuaded by the communists to pursue the “nonviolent” plan. That is why those within the civil rights movement had MLK killed.
That being said, Jesus said that there would be race wars in the eschaton. I personally believe us to be in the eschaton. There two points I’ll make concerning this. Firstly, the US is NOT mentioned specifically at all in the end time prophecies, contrary to what many televangelists say. They usually reference the same 4 verses. Something of this importance would not be left to only 4 Bible verses. That is foolishness to think so.
As an American I can see why they desperately grasp at anything even vaguely resembling a mention of the US in Bible prophesy. No one likes thinking of the US going into oblivion except the current president. He is the one driving us there.
Secondly, sub-Saharan Africa is not mentioned either. Furthermore the coming world dictator will be a Caucasian. Some say he will be European. Some say he will be middle eastern. Either way, the certitude is that he will NOT be an Arab or a descendant of the sub-Saharan indigenous tribesmen. So the notion of world domination by blacks is simply ludicrous.
My opinion is when the US implodes, Africa will as well. Africa is on the brink on any given day right now in real time. China is already bailing on Africa. If the US goes, then it will be curtains for sure.
 September 1, 2015 at 1:58pm
There is a simple solution to this. Have the government mandate a DNA test for the student, when this issue arise,s and have it as part of their permanent record. Surgery can change the outside of the body. It cannot change that which really matters.
August 29, 2015 at 4:51pm
I like Ted Cruz. I think he is “trying” to be a good responsible conservative man. I also know the son cannot be judged for what the father is or has done.
That being said Mr. Cruz scares me. He is in the Dominionist group of the NAR movement. Since all current government is of man, this is not the way to go. Even those with the best of intentions can stumble. The Bible says all power comes from God. That is true. The Bible also says God sets up kings and takes them down. God has often used heathen kings and governmental officials to accomplish His will.
I personally think the current president was raised up by God as a precursor to the anti Christ. I believe us to be in the eschaton. I would hope God tarries and has mercy on the US and allows us to have a godly man as President. I don’t know if we are too far gone for that. God’s mercy is eternal. However, God’s longsuffering is NOT boundless.
I see too many conflicting and dangerous things swirling around Mr.Beck. My dad used to say if things don’t pass the smell test then beware of that smell. He also said always trust your gut. My gut is screaming…”There is something rotten in the state of Denmark.”
One promise I can make is this, God will call his elect from the four corners of earth and gather them together. But Glenn is not it. His religion and what he does comes straight from the pits of hell. If you've seen Glenn enough, you can tell by looking at him. He's losing his mind.
August 29, 2015 at 2:22pm
I think you mean Evangelicals are the most non Mormon Christians around. I would agree with that statement.
I have talked to missionaries many times. None of which knew very much of the Bible at all. I would quote scripture and they would swear it was NOT in he Bible. When I showed them where it was they were surprised. So I am thinking your assertion that the KJV of the real Bible is the Mormon Bible is just not accurate or honest.
I got one of them really questioning his allegiance to the spurious doctrine of Joseph Smith. I know this because one of the older main guys came out to my house and was VERY hostile towards me. He did not listen to anything I had to say. He kept referring to the book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is fiction. That I have always known.
I did learn a few things from them however. Things that changed my mind about a few misconceptions I had harbored. I thought of Joseph Smith as a misguided foolish man. After learning the “history” of Mr. Smith from the missionaries, I now know he was beguiled by Satan himself much like the guy in a cave in Arabia. He later became a disciple of Satan and spread his lies much like the counterparts in the middle east are doing today in real time.