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Who is a minister here?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by therev, Aug 9, 2012.


  1. therev

    therev

    Apr 28, 2012
    Pittsburgh
    i am currently ordained non denominationally through Universal Life Church in Modesto, Ca. I am going to persue ordination with the Episcopal Church. I currently am a member of an Episcopal church.

    If you are a minister, please share your denomination. i am curious to see how many bass playing ministers we have on here.
     
  2. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    You mean the $15 online ordination novelty? I did that years ago.
    I believe the Episcopal Church has more a more stringent ordination process.

    Are you going to incorporate the life insurance license that you were pursuing in another thread?

    :p
     
  3. therev

    therev

    Apr 28, 2012
    Pittsburgh
    No. That is the Universal Church monastery. Which ordains anyone. This is a legimate church.
     
  4. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    No it's not. It is a mail order church. "Legitimate" might be a legal term.
     
  5. I am not, but my father, father-in-law and wife are all ordained. My wife and father-in-law are ordained with the Pentecostal Church of Canada and my father is ordained with a non-denominational group.

    lowsound
     
  6. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I may or may not be ordained in the OTO: Ordo Templi Orientis
     
  7. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Which may or may not exist...hmm
     
  8. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Oh, it absolutely exists...

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordo_Templi_Orientis

    oto-usa.org/
     
  9. What about Sinister Ministers?
     
  10. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    What are the qualifications needed to be a minister, anyway?
     
  11. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I have a good friend who's deep in the OTO. Cool stuff.
     
  12. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Really? That is cool stuff! I am not actually initiated... yet.
     
  13. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Would this fall under religious discussions that are not allowed at TalkBass?

    -Mike
     
  14. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    I know. I've read up on the Templars and offshoots for years. Just being coy. What near mythical history, eh?
     
  15. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Yeah, we talked about it on occasion, but he couldn't give me too much info unless I was interested in a more in depth experience. He is a cool guy, brilliant, talented musician, and fun. He was pretty heavily into the academic side of the occult world.
     
  16. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Cults, shams and underground societies are excluded. They are more like cigar clubs or floating gambling games.
     
  17. therev

    therev

    Apr 28, 2012
    Pittsburgh
    Whatever!
     
  18. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Hi Rev, I am not a minister but I am a part of the Four Square orginization that was started by Amy Semple Mcpherson. Some people have called her a sham and what she started a cult so I guess that exempts me too. I am a pastor which as you probably know is a heart matter more than anything else. No one calls me by that title, I don't have a diploma or anything I just love people and Jesus with all my heart. Well I try anyway. I also play bass in a worship band. We play a lot of Jesus Culture, Misty Edwards and spontanious Spirit led worship. As you can see already there are all kinds of different people here and that is a great thing. Take things lightly and you will have some great discsussions. We are not supposed to talk about religion, so go gently and give people lots of space to express their views. Welcome and congradulations on your ordination.
     
  19. TNCreature

    TNCreature Jinkies!

    Jan 25, 2010
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Did you go to seminary? Bible college?
     
  20. I'm a Minister in the Church of the Almighty P-Bass! ;)
     

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