celibacy

A Quote by Mary Doria Russell on celibacy, priesthood, and vows

It would not have suprised Emilio Sandoz that his sex life was discussed with such candor and affectionate concern by his friends.  The single craziest thing about being a priest, he'd found, was that celibacy was simultaneously the most private and most public aspect of his life.

Mary Doria Russell

Source: The Sparrow, Pages: 159

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A Quote by Robin Morgan on birth, catholicism, celibacy, change, church, control, evil, fear, life, myth, organize, power, religion, and women

Although every organized religion works overtime to contribute its own brand of misogyny to the myth of woman-hate, woman-fear, and woman-evil, the Roman Catholic church also carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion, and by its use of skillful and wealthy lobbies to prevent legislative change. It is an obscenity--an all-male hierarchy, celibate or not, that presumes to rule on the lives and bodies of millions of women.

Robin Morgan (1941 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carl Edward Sagan on celibacy, fanaticism, good, and ideas

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.

Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Source: Contact

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