Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Ordained

Posted by codemorse

Well, almost, anyway. In a day or two I should have the physical documentation to prove it. I can now perform Weddings, Funerals, and baptisms. I'm also able to perform "spiritual counseling."

Plus, I'm apparently qualified to open my own church. I'm tempted to make some lame jokes but I'm actually sincerely stoked about this.

14 Comments:

At 8:35 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Huh?

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

Jesus: "There goes the neighborhood."

Actually, that's pretty sweet.

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

I move that we name this church "Our Lady of Perpetually Flowing Beer" or perhaps "The Reformed Temple of Juvenile Happiness". Okay so seriously who's ordaining you and how much did you pay?

 
At 12:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF? You serious?

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

Dead serious. And very sweet.

You can be ordained through several channels. Those of you who know me know that I've had a life-long interest in religion and in the Ministry.

So this is a natural progression of sorts.

I'm being ordained by Universal Ministries, and I paid nothing. Under the law, I'm able to perform all the functions of a Minister though I shouldn't and won't refer to myself as "Reverend" (god, how I want too, tho).

I've wanted to be a Minister since High school. Now I am. Or will be, when the physical documentation arrives.

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

I can vouch for the fact that he has wanted to be a minister since high school, although high school students will always face such things with a relative amount of skepticism.

Meanwhile....

I'm calling you The Reverend from now on. It's too cool to pass up.

 
At 2:02 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Took a look at their site. That's pretty cool. I second Jabs desire to start calling you The Reverend or maybe just Rev.

 
At 2:16 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

Well, I'm certainly not going to object.

They're legit, or at least as legit as you consider this sort of thing to be.

I may not believe in the absolute Truth of the Bible, but I sure as heck-fire believe in Ministering to those who need it.

-The Right Rev. Codemorse

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

So are me and Jabs your altar boys?

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

I prefer "apostles."

If you asked Libertas, they might suggest "fellow Horsemen of the Apocalypse," which is actually cooler.

Altar boys just has creepy connotations, now.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

Oh, and not that I need to add this disclaimer, but I should say that despite the ha-ha commentary, I take this extremely seriously.

It's a calling.

So no going to their site and signing up as "Reverend William Wallace" or "PeeWee Herman."

:)

 
At 3:25 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Oh I assumed you were taking it very seriously. So my question to you then is, how far do you take this? I mean would you actually perfrom a ceremony of asked? Would you publicize this in some fashion? What are your plans? I ask these questions out of honest curiosity.

 
At 4:13 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

If asked? I'd absolutely perform a ceremony. I'd be thrilled to be involved in a friend or family members wedding, and humbled by the notion that I might be desired at a funeral.

Not that I expect this to happen.

As far as publicizing it goes, this is really the extent of any publicity I plan to give it. I'm excited, and wanted you folks to know, but I'm not going to be starting my own church.

Yet.

What this comes down to for me is a lifetime spent fascinated by religion, and an honest desire to bring the word of God to people that might need it.

I made a conscious decision not to attend seminary after college because I didn't honestly feel that I could preach the "truth" of Christianity. I love my faith, and I like to think that (some days) I do it semi-justice, but I believe that faith is what's important, not necessarily what you have faith in.

This ordination legitimizes, however marginally, a lifelong passion.

And if I only use it to remind myself of a commitment I've made to listen to others, and to try to help them through difficult and/or wonderful times?

Well, that's just fine by me.

How's that?

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Very cool and the sort of response I expected/hoped for.

 

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