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04 April 2006 @ 12:05 am
Another Religious Oddity  
Yes, you two can become a monk, even if you are married, even if you are female, without the bothersome details of living in a monastery, taking vows, or any other of a monk's requirements.

Yes, these guys offer "full monk status" to anyone who agrees to follow their order's dictates, pray on a regular basis, and pay them $30. You can even get a certificate and wallet card that says so. So much for dedication.


---WARNING--- ... this site has been programmed by someone with more software than skill, so not only is it hard on the eyes, it tends to cause Firefox to crash if you scroll back and forth through the pages too much. Just sayin'.
rhystuckrhystuck on April 4th, 2006 09:33 am (UTC)
There was another website like this where you could fill in a form to be an ordained minister in the Universal Unitarian Church (or similar). You print out a certificate from their website or something.

Isn't this kind of pointless? Anybody can just wear their bathrobe and slippers around the backyard garden thinking spiritual thoughts and say they're a monk. That doesn't mean you're really a monk.

If I was going to start my own religion, I'd go the full hog. None of this "we accept anything, no requirements" nonsense. L Ron Hubbard had the right idea (Not that I'm into that Scientology thing, I just think that at least it gives silly bored hollywood people with too much money something to do).
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Burn The Worldarchmage on April 4th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
You're probably thinking of the Universal Life Church. true, it is similiar, in that anyomne could become a minister with them, but the difference there was that they don't require you to follow any particular way of thinkiing, in fact, they encourage you to keep your religion, whatever it is. Their thinking is to advance the spread of spiritualism, not any particular religion.

'Course, I only know this because I've been a registered ULC minister for over a decade. ;)