30th December 2007

“A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.”

Carl Sagan1934 – 1996

6 Responses to “30th December 2007”

  1. Thunder Says:

    That is just as prejudicial a statment as a red neck saying that homosexuality is destined to disappear. I always thought he was a fraud but for purposes of this point I`ll say it shows that prejudice is not limited to laity.

  2. GJK Says:

    I don’t think Carl was being serious…

    He would be aware that priestly “celibacy” has so often resulted in illegitimate offspring. Until recently all the stigma for this would fall on the women and the child involved, the clergy being virtually untouchable behind a wall of silence and misplaced solidarity.

  3. Renshia Says:

    I do not think that his thoughts are in the off spring that would not be born, But of another manifestation of the falsehood of religion that would lead people to question of faith. It is hard to breed fanatics when they see the fruit religion bears . This can’t help but to create doubt.

    The closer you are to the fruit the easier to see the rot.

  4. Renshia Says:

    if you look for it.

  5. Thunder Says:

    * He would be aware that priestly “celibacy” has so often resulted in illegitimate offspring. Until recently all the stigma for this would fall on the women and the child involved, the clergy being virtually untouchable behind a wall of silence and misplaced solidarity. *

    You aren`t still laboring under the assumption that I am catholic? I`m not going to defend the concept of clerical celebacy which has its root more in an attempt to vest credibility than it does in obedience to scripture. They certainly aren`t credible when they only feign celebacy. They might as well stop trying to pretend since there is no scriptural edict for them to remain celebate.

  6. Thunder Says:

    * I do not think that his thoughts are in the off spring that would not be born *

    I beg your pardon about that but when he mentions the word heredity that is exactly what he refers to.