Why are priests referred to as father?

Why are priests referred to as father? If god is our father why are priests regarded as such?

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Alex Coulter
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what you want to prove or realize

Shah Riley
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I don't understand why you call a priest father, is that not kind of strange? Why should i refer to any human as my father besides my own father? Are they not equal to us? It implies submission and respect greater knowledge.. But when did god sign off on their priestlyhood?

Alex Coulter
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calling father is protocol, honor, respect

Shah Riley
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Why? What have they done that makes them worthy of the same title that we use for god?

Alex Coulter
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they devote their life to become symbol of religion

Shah Riley
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All of them? What about the ones who fail to be that symbol of religion? Do you still call them father?

Alex Coulter
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personally im not comfortable in calling father to anyone except my dad ( even in case of God...)

Bablu Means 3 years

How would you feel if a little girl or boy was calling you father? Would you not correct them and show them you are no different than they are? It seems like a manipulative thing to do to make people call you daddy...

Alex Coulter 3 years

examples of good and bad or many around

Shah Riley
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Because they are fool

Sahiyad Kirkland
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Sorry for these words but they are

Sahiyad Kirkland
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Is it a fool who wishes for unconditional respect, or the one who gives it?

Alex Coulter
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No their thinking is foolish that's why my dear friend

Sahiyad Kirkland
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Whos thinking?

Alex Coulter
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giving respect dont cost

Shah Riley
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We all have a big brain why we here others words this is our life not his

Sahiyad Kirkland
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Who i give respect only to those who really deserve it

Sahiyad Kirkland
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My respect is unique okay and I never waste it upon any other who doesn't no me

Sahiyad Kirkland
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you should respect all

Shah Riley
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Do you respect a killer? A rapist?

Alex Coulter
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No

Sahiyad Kirkland
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should

Shah Riley
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That's why who ever i don't know why i give respect

Sahiyad Kirkland
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No, not the same title as God, no, but I think we call priests FATHERS for the following reasons: 1st RESPECT 2nd the Church, apart from the fact that it is the symbolic representation of Jesus, is similar to a FAMILY where believers need quidance and support which they can expect from priests. Without priests, the believers (like small children in an average faimily) could be easily lost ....

Tonya Cramer
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fresh born child is always an angle

Shah Riley
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If prest try to kill me so what am i do i provide him respect ha

Sahiyad Kirkland
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My respect is for only my parents teachers my elders only and my friends too

Sahiyad Kirkland
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Who has bestowed these humans with the social status to be respected as a father?

Alex Coulter
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What do u think

Sahiyad Kirkland
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we are doing text about normal conditions

Shah Riley
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It is normal to call a man close to god father? How do you know if he is not evil and using his position to hide from suspicion

Alex Coulter
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Are u saying to me

Sahiyad Kirkland 3 years

No but it would apply to you too, what do you call an elder that is wise in their teachings?

Alex Coulter 3 years

I called him guru

Sahiyad Kirkland 3 years

They teach me lots of things

Sahiyad Kirkland 3 years

They formed me wise

Sahiyad Kirkland 3 years
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word of respect

Shah Riley
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If your dad is a priest is it father father?

Jeremy Tobin
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When a girl calls me daddy i have to take a step back and say now hold on a second.. İs it really respect for an individual or respect for their social status?

Alex Coulter
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Dude she loves u yar

Sahiyad Kirkland 3 years

I'm talking about a woman. Not a child.

Alex Coulter 3 years

Oho provide them respect okay

Sahiyad Kirkland 3 years

All the time

Sahiyad Kirkland 3 years

baby may have many good reasons for calling you daddy....

Shah Riley
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I'm talking about a full grown woman not a baby my friend

Alex Coulter
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omg full grown woman calls you daddy strange and depends

Shah Riley
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Ill give you a hint they usually want sex

Alex Coulter
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oh so it is down town street syle

Shah Riley
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Its a submission thing. Yes shah. Downtown street style.

Alex Coulter
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social life in different styles

Shah Riley
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I know right! Shimmy sham shamey sham shame shame.

Kyle Crawford
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and then

Shah Riley
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'Jesus is Lord'. Just the latest bumper sticker to piss me off.

Kyle Crawford
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Idiots

Kyle Crawford
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I saw a bumper sticker that says pray and i could only imagine a fiery wreck and the only thing remaining are two bodies and the bumper sticker that says"pray"

Alex Coulter
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Dang good question bro

Veasna Gomez
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Father of all fathers

Rakesh Haney
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Good question... !!

Et AZe Barton
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