Haha. Luther was a nice man (to some extend by the way), but my hero is John Calvin.
Calvin made people shit in their pants because of his doctrine of predestination, but of course, times have changed, and today Calvinist Dutch people don't seem much different from Lutheran Scandinavians, and we all enjoy beer, and some of us prog.
>Can you explain this a bit to me, if you want to?
Well, celibacy here means that priests (men) can't marry (which doesn't mean that they don't screw off the record), and we can see that that doctrine is going haywire today. Heteros stay away from the call of Catholic priesthood, and the homo priests fiddle around with the altar boys. (I'm a bit straightforward here, that's the way I am, hope I'm not offending anyone.)
Why women shouldn't have the abilities to be just as excellent priests as men, is beyond me; ask the Pope about that. In the Danish Lutheran Church, which I'm an enthusiastic member of, we now have as many women priests as men, and in general they're just as wonderful.
> I can always appreciate someone's talents, but the "produced output" wouldn't have my appreciation per se. For example: I definately appreciate the skills of Dream Theater, and I love their music, but that doesn't mean that I won't place my questionmarks on some of the output. (Their new album is very difficult to me lyricwise)
I'm a Lutheran, but my Commandment is: Love God, love yourself, and love your next. So if someone else has a different take on the nitty-gritty, that's fine by me.
> I'll take your word for it, my history wasn't that good! But I'm catching up.
I spent eight years with Anthroposophy, read 200 volumes of Steiner's Gesamtausgabe in depth, plus lots of other stuff, so I think I know a thing or two about Anth. That also improved my German, by the way.