Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Wanna be a priest?

So, how easy is it to become a priest these days? Various comedy shows have an episode where someone becomes a priest just to get an amusing storyline for that episode, and it's never mentioned again...

Is it really easy? Let's take a look.

Spiritual Humanism, right out of the gate, first page: "Online Ordination". Just fill out a form and wait by your mailbox.

The Universal Life Church Monastry once again simply says fill out a form.

Then there is Open Ordination...

Now, these churches all have a common thread of being very open and liberal and, well, humanistic. Becoming something like... a Catholic Priest is a bit trickier.

If you want to be a generic priest, go for it, it is easy! (Indeed, I'm almost tempted to be ordained more than once!) It's not like you're trying to get an actual degree or anything... (that'll be a different post!)


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