GothicScrybe Posted May 25, 2010 Report Share Posted May 25, 2010 (edited) I hope I have this in the right thread...Just because I like to have all angles covered (read: deal with people who like to poke fun of ULC ordained members) I'm curious about this now too. I know that ordination is for life. Says so in all the information I've read and even on the back of my clergy card that I carry in my purse.But someone who thinks it's funny to poke fun at my ordination (and refuses to believe it's real) asked me some (in my opinion) insulting questions and I answered as best I could but now I'm curious as to how others have handled boors such as this person. The first question was about ordination and if it really was for life.I explained that it is, as is stated very clearly in everything I've read. The next question was..."Yeah, but are you certain it can't be taken away from you?"I once again explained that ordination is for life and that I had seen nothing anywhere, not even on the forum information listings, that stated otherwise. Their answer was, "Yeah, okay, so they have a forum too? What if you make someone mad on the forum?"My answer was, "You'd probably get banned, just like any other forum if you're obnoxious and a hindrance to thought-provoking discussion, rather than a useful contributor."To that, their retort was, "Yeah, but if you get banned on the forum, apparently you've made someone really mad. So can they convince the powers that be to take away your ordination?"I answered that being thin-skinned and "pitching a temper tantrum" was something that mainstream churches do in pulling power trips and that the ULC is far above that kind of juvenile childishness.I once again reiterated that nothing on the site lists anything that can have your ordination taken away.I think I held my own (being so new to everything - yes I was ordained in 2009 but have done nothing with it until now so I'm still learning the ropes so-to-speak) but has anyone else encountered such questions and if so, how did you handle them or boorish people similar to the one I had the misfortune of encountering? I like to draw from real-life experiences (especially if they help quiet naysayers) so I'll be interested in hearing what others have to say. Edited May 25, 2010 by GothicScrybe Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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