Talk:Religious leaders

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Cut this, even though it's kinda fun. maybe someone can fit it back in? "A High Priest is a stoned holy man." Pink mowse.pngGodotSome would use a tautology to describe it ("The way things are done around here is the wa 18:28, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Is there any worth in perhaps contrasting "religious leaders" with political leaders? Not entirely sure how to go about that, it's just a half-baked suggestion that seems like an idea to try. The interface of the two is certainly on-mission. Scarlet A.pngbomination 19:05, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
I"m not sure about the title in general, anyhow. I just wanted one page to bring all our stubs together, and also explain some things like Imam, which didn't need their own page, but needed something. The problem I have with the title I wrote, is you might be thinking "Billy Graham" "the Pope" etc. I could of course add some of those people. hum. don't really know. Like I said, it was just an attempt to de stubify some stuff that really wasn't valuable as independent articles, but did have some value.Pink mowse.pngGodotSome would use a tautology to describe it ("The way things are done around here is the wa 19:17, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

I'm totally ready to snark this up. -- Seth Peck (talk) 19:18, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

just curious, but why? Pink mowse.pngGodotSome would use a tautology to describe it ("The way things are done around here is the wa 19:30, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
Just some of the references you make. Nothing blatant, just subtle things. I will "wait" for you to add more. -- Seth Peck (talk) 19:51, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
If it's minor, have fun. I just am not a fan of snark for snark's sake. but sometimes its very warranted. sides, i'm not the best writer around here.  :-) Pink mowse.pngGodotSome would use a tautology to describe it ("The way things are done around here is the wa 19:56, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Hinduism[edit]

Not sure if i should just say "swami, yogi, etc.," or just do "hinduism" with: Hinduism is a loose collection of religions tied together by a single concept of a "unified cultural people" or some such. There are priests, there are ministers, there are yogis, there are swamis, there are Rajs there are Ratests... suggestions?Pink mowse.pngGodotSome would use a tautology to describe it ("The way things are done around here is the wa 19:47, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

an asside, but in trying to figure out how to make a sub cat, i was reading about atheist hindus. There has been a school of thought of "no lord" "no god" for about as long as Hinduism has existed. That's kinda cool. It is still considered a path of spirituality, because you are focusing on the world as "what is, and nothing else" (a sorta philo precursor to Therevadic buddhism, perhaps?). Pink mowse.pngGodotSome would use a tautology to describe it ("The way things are done around here is the wa 19:50, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Judaism?[edit]

Rabbis? The Bris, the Yesheva, the Bar Mitzvah? Oy! -- Seth Peck (talk) 21:12, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

oh duh.Pink mowse.pngGodotSome would use a tautology to describe it ("The way things are done around here is the wa 21:22, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Catholic and Orthodox[edit]

This section clearly was written by (former?) Evangelical. Smug and clueless. "Only" Catholic and "Greek and Russian" Orthodox? First of all, I'm Orthodox, but certainly not a Greek or a Russian, thank you very much. Second, OK, you don't know about 12 of the 14 EOC Churches, not to mention the Orientals (including Coptic and Ethiopian Churches - rather high profile) or the Nestorians (Assyrian Church). But what about Episcopal Church, and Anglican Communion in general? Also, some Lutherans? Finally, saying "only" about effectively half a Christendom is incredibly arrogant. As for "magic", please do educate yourself about Sacraments - on this very wiki, if you'd like. Also, while discussing religious leaders in Sacramental churches, you really should mention Bishops and Deacons, three-part priesthood being an important part of our teachings dating back at least to St. Ignatius the God-bearer. OrthodoxBeliever (talk) 05:25, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Sounds like you know what you're talking about - why don't you help fix the article?--ADtalkModerator 05:28, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
I'll do some quick changes now and may return later. OrthodoxBeliever (talk) 08:06, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

pulled from another article[edit]

"Priests are always priests, even when they become atheists. Some atheist former-priests still administer confessions when they are asked to, especially to people who are dying (i.e. in the only form that would be approved by the Catholic Church)" didn't know if we could work this into the article on priests. --Green mowse.pngGodotRIP original "muahahahah". 1...2....3...4...muahahahahah 17:54, 2 September 2012 (UTC)

What a poorly written bunch of crap.[edit]

What it says on the tin. ħumanUser talk:Human 03:37, 10 June 2013 (UTC)