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Nov 14 2012, 12:41 PM
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I'm a catholic too, but you know what I can deal with this as opposed to other stories Days has tried to sell over the years that truly make absolutely no sense.
- Nov 14 2012, 12:32 PM
- Nov 14 2012, 12:05 PM
- Nov 14 2012, 11:48 AM
- Nov 13 2012, 10:21 PM
cant some priests marry these days? What is the big deal? Its a soap. Haven't priests fallen before? Just don't make him fall for nothing, that would get me really mad!
Minister's can marry not priest - the Catholic Religion does not allow it. As a Catholic I find this whole premise insulting, to have Eric give up his belief's so he can have a relationship with Nicole is low, they are again setting Nicole up as the manipulating bitch to mock. If they had chosen a religion where he as a minister is allowed marriage it would have been fine. But as usual they think it's not a big deal, having a priest shirtless and in a sexual situation. Well sorry not all of us want to see this kind of story depicted, pick on another religion and see the out cry. If they truly wanted Eric and Nicole as a couple they shouldn't have made him a priest.
You know there have been real cases of Catholic priests that have had relationships (and even children) with women (here is one example: http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/05/28/us-usa-priest-idUSTRE54R70020090528
) , who then went on to convert and they were able to marry in their new religion and continue to serve God.
If Eric was shown not to love Nicole EVER then I can see what you were saying and even then, priests are human, they commit sins like everyone else, they CAN fall in love and have. IMHO it's a very good story to tell, very soapy and something that can touch on realism. My preference would be that they tell this story as Eric after years of feeling empty and not finding anyone who he can love as much as Nicole decided to embrace God. It gave him comfort and helped him move on with his life. Now he's back and realizes he never stopped loving Nicole and seeking God was only a way to have him forget her and it never worked. He then has to deal with not only the re-emergence of his feelings for Nicole but also his betrayal of God and the church.
Likie I said pick another religion, Catholic's are always USED for this kind of story. So in your soapy story he has to give up his TRUE religion and chose another so he can screw Nicole. Sorry again as a Catholic I find it repulsive, I don't appreciate my religion being used like this. But then again I guess some find it all soapy and want to tune in for it obviously, but then that's a topic for a whole other board - there is an old saying NEVER talk Politics or Religion it can be a very touchy subject. So if as a Catholic I don't appreciate my religion being used excuse me. :shame:
On the Eric religion thing...when was it his true religion? Why does he have to give it up? He can stop being a priest and continue being Catholic. And why did he pick to become a priest to begin with? What circumstances lead to him making that decision and why? All these questions haven't been answered yet because the story is barely starting but if his ultimate excuse for 'finding God' was that he couldn't get Nicole out of his system, and only did it by becoming a Catholic priest then IMHO I can deal with that.
Maybe it's because I've always loved Eric and Nicole and I've been a fan of them since the very beginning that I'm looking forward to this story being told. It's gives the relationship a truly forbidden love type of feel and one that doesn't make me want to throw up. Maybe it's because I think it has potential, not that I can believe that TomSell will do it justice, but that is another story.