I still don't see a reason why the Orthodox Church should ordain women priests.
As for the foundation, yes, it is Christ.
However, you start splitting up the faithful, for whatever reason, the Church will weaken.
Why bother taking that chance?
Lisa, I'm talking about a future
Synod (as in about 300 years time) examining the issue of women's ordination. You and I and your children and grandchildren will be long dead. How can you be sure that the issue will "split up the faithful" in that time? Did Deaconesses split the Church? Did removing Deaconesses split the Church? Did reinstating Deaconesses split the Church? Did forbidding Bishops to marry even though Scripture permits them to marry split the Church? Different times, different mentalities in the Church.
What I'm really
interested in though is not "should they?" but "can
they?" and "has it happened before?". There is no assurance of "safety" in not asking questions and examining the answers- even if we don't like them. But statements such as "I think...
" or "In my opinion...
" or "I agree....
" or "I disagree....
" do not constitute answers
- they are just bloody opinion, and everyone has one- including me. So what? Where have we got to if a thread consists of:
"So do I"
Who cares? Do you honestly care what I "feel"
about any issue? Do you think that I'm the slightest bit interested in what anyone "feels"
about an issue? What I'm interested in is the issue
. I'm sensitive to people's feelings, for sure, and I try not to hurt people's feelings, but if examining issues
hurts people's feelings then I think those feelings need to be challenged.