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Nov 14 2012, 01:04 PM
- May 5, 2012
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I do get your point nolagirl but, to be honest, it's not that unusual for a young to join the priesthood and then fall in love with a woman and struggle to decide between the two. I personally know three guys who have left the priesthood to get married. Of course, because it takes about six years to train, they usually work out their woman issues during their seinary training years, which brings up another point. An important part of priest training is spending time with family and friends and working through past issues to make sure you are not just running away from your problems. How did Eric become a priest without returning to Salem and discussing it with his family?
- 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: