What is your guys opinion about this discussion?!

@qouniq (1968)
Malaysia
May 10, 2007 5:08am CST
I was reading the religion discussion and was came to this discussion which asking why Christian peoples or Catholic peoples call their priest 'father'. I would like to see others peoples opinion towards what they have discussed in that discussion especially when they don't even know the reason why they need to call the priest a father?! Please don't get me wrong here, I just would like to see what others think about this discussion?! Thanks for your yous respond.
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@nevandaar (140)
• Philippines
10 May 07
ok, heres my opinion why we Christians call priests father and of course we call nuns as mother...ok father because in a Christian (Catholic) pardon me, take for example in our home, its our parents that teaches us the very lessons we need in life to survive, our parents explains to us things that we sometimes can not comprehend and our parents are the first hand help that we can get, its also the same in Catholic Priests and Nuns, Father because they act us our guides and in poor communities the priests acts like the protector of the people not just to those oppressing them and also the priest organizes helping the community like during calamities etc. They act as shepherds of the people, well supposed to be...but this thing is really i believe they earned the Father thing. not just custom or its forced. it is earned...
@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
11 May 07
What I mean was what is your guys opinion towards the peoples who got lost on why do they call the priest is a father? Is that mean that there is something which is missing or confusing with the Christianity or the Catholic it self? Is it from the human/mankind or from the religion it self which makes the follower get lost with that matter?
• Philippines
10 May 07
the catholics are accustomed to calling their priests 'father' because they have it traditionally. it is embodied in their cathechism teachings that that's how the priest shall be properly called. it will appear to us, that they are regarding their priests as the father of their religion, as they address the priests that way.
@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
11 May 07
What I mean was what is your guys opinion towards the peoples who got lost on why do they call the priest is a father? Is that mean that there is something which is missing or confusing with the Christianity or the Catholic it self? Is it from the human/mankind or from the religion it self which makes the follower get lost with that matter?
• United States
10 May 07
i am catholic myself and I actually don't believe in calling them father to me there is only one father and that is in heaven, i just call them the priest, but that is a good question why do they call them that? to me its almost like the same question i read yesterday on why do people treat the pope like he is god http://latestrevolution.blogspot.com http://musicfusion2day.blogspot.com
@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
11 May 07
What I mean was what is your guys opinion towards the peoples who got lost on why do they call the priest is a father? Is that mean that there is something which is missing or confusing with the Christianity or the Catholic it self? Is it from the human/mankind or from the religion it self which makes the follower get lost with that matter?
• China
10 May 07
OH,,,OH ...OH ...i will give a reply and as a first one .heheh .lol. call their priest father,that's a custom.there is no national belief in china .so we do not call someone father. a part of people believe there is a god and there is a regional person with a great strength