What religion is Daniel?

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    slydog75

    slydog75 Not all that sly

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    OK, he calls himself a Priest, but he's married with children? I'm no theologist, but doesn't Priest imply Catholic and aren't Catholic Priests barred from Marrying?
     
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    RegBarc

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    Episcopalian (how I was raised). Basically, the American version of Anglicans answerable to the Church of Cantebury. Their spiritual leader is the Archbishop of Canteburry and in a weird way, the Queen of England.
     
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    SullyND

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    Yeah, he is Episcopalian.

    Interesting to note that there are married Catholic Priests too... Our neighboring parish has one - He's a converted Lutheran Minister who was married before converting.
     
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    slydog75

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    hmm. I wonder if he is alowed to uhm.. perform his husbandly duties still.
     
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    RegBarc

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    Yup. Episcopalian priests can have sexual relations with their wives. In America, the Episcopalian church is more liberal than its English counterpart.
     
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    nhaigh

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    I find that a little hard to believe. I can't imagine a more liberal church than the Church of England. My uncles a Vicar (COE Priest) and believe me liberal is an understatement. I cannot beleieve how conservative American Church is - far to much for me. I'm COE byt the way :)
     
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    RegBarc

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    American Christians in general are more liberal than European Christians. American Catholics and Episcopalians top that list as more liberal than their European counterparts.
     
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    nhaigh

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    I have to say that being a European Christian living in America with American Christians I wholeheatedly disagree with you.
     
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    dswallow

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    Considering various Catholic Church scandals of late (yet another of which was just on the news today), prohibiting priests from marrying comes with a price.
     
  10. RegBarc

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    Two big transplanted Christianities in America from Europe are Catholicism and Anglican (Episcopalian). Being taught by the Catholics and raised by the Anglicans, my experience has been opposite, and many religious analysts would concur on that. I am not sure about Russian Orthodox in the United States vs. in Russia, but those two I am pretty sure of.

    Now, some Christian demoninations here are pretty conservative. Southern Baptists rank up there, but they don't have any big counterpart elsewhere in the world since there were founded here, relatively recently in the history of religions. But when comparing Catholics here with Catholics in Europe, or Episcopalians here with Anglicans in Europe, we're generally more liberal than they are.
     
  11. wendiness1

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    I always thought it was Episcopalian in the US, Anglican in Canada and Church of England in the UK. No?

    Now I'm confused as to what my cousin is. He and his family moved to England to train as a minister with the church. I'll have to ask him if he's considered Episcopalian, Anglican or Church of England over there.

    In any event, my cousin is totally liberal so I can't see him signing up for a church that isn't.
     
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    Don't forget Protestants. The Reformation started in Europe and made it's way to the "new world". Protestants make up a fairly large portion of the Christians in the USA.
     
  13. mrmike

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    I think there's a large difference between the church hierarchy and the congregants as regards beliefs and actions. You need to consider both when discussing whether American or European churches are more liberal. I have my own opinions on the subject, but they're based on too small a sample to be meaningful in the case of European Catholics and Anglicans.
     
  14. RegBarc

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    Anglicans, baptists, methodists, etc. are protestants. ;)
     
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    I understand that, and your church may be the complete reverse of the overall composition of christian denominations in the country (my church, for example, was much more conservative than its English counterparts). But when I ventured out of my church, I saw that many churches were much more liberal than I could have possibly imagined. ;)
     
  16. justapixel

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    Any further interest in the Episcopal Church or the differences in various Christian religions can be taken to google. Once the OPs question was answered, the rest of the conversation has nothing to do with television.

    The question, for the record, should have been asked in the official "Book of Daniel" thread for the week.
     
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