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Old 08-05-08, 11:02 AM
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One of my good friends has asked me to officiate at her wedding, to which i have agreed. Now i need to find out how to get ordained. i googled this and found no lack of sites that will ordain me online, but i really do not trust any of them. Also, my spiritual beliefs are a syncretization of W. African and Afro-Caribbean spirituality, with some N. and S. American indiginous thought sprinkled inas well, so i am not really sure that a bible based, non-denominatioal organization would be my huckleberry. Has anyone here ever been ordained??? Any thoughts??? Should i just start my own church/cult and go from there??? Tnx.
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Old 08-05-08, 11:09 AM
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http://www.ulc.org

I've been ordained by them for many, many years and have officiated many, many weddings.

Enjoy!

EDIT: I am not religious in any way, shape, or form. I'm just an officiant, but the ULC fought to the Supreme Court and won in order to freely and legally ordain people.
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before the internet, I was ordained through an ad in the back of the national enquirer. i still would need to register with the state to be able to legally marry anyone.

why be dogmatic about it--- just pick a site and go for it
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this thread is not happening.

http://www.bikeforums.net/report.php?p=7209954
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At one time I was also ordained by World Christianship Ministries (or something like that) but that was done by mail and I never pay attention to that credential. Never hurts to be redundant.
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Hah. No doubt.

So far, from the ULC, I am a Reverend, I hold an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree, and I'm a Saint because I had 15 other people ordained.

I'm like... Saint Doctor Reverend Tim or something.

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Reverend Gregory Terry at your service of the Universal Life Church.


www.ulc.org is the place to make it happen.
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Don't be dumb. He labeled it off topic.
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it's getting moved to foo. i'm not worried about it.
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it's getting moved to foo. i'm not worried about it.
Ruht roh. Sounds like somebody needs to call the waaaaaaaaaahmbulance.

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I've been ordained by them for many, many years and have officiated many, many weddings.
How could you do that to your fellow man?
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How could you do that to your fellow man?
Hah!

Hey, to each their own. *I* can't make a marriage work (2x divorced) but if other people want to give it a shot, well, I can facilitate that.
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Hah!

Hey, to each their own. *I* can't make a marriage work (2x divorced) but if other people want to give it a shot, well, I can facilitate that.
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I'm an ordained Branch Davidian
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For reals?
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it's getting moved to foo. i'm not worried about it.

Do you need some cheese and crackers to go with your Whine???
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Hah. No doubt.

So far, from the ULC, I am a Reverend, I hold an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree, and I'm a Saint because I had 15 other people ordained.

I'm like... Saint Doctor Reverend Tim or something.

I dont know where to put "saint" but Ive heard people refered to "The Reverend Dr so-and-so"
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I dont know where to put "saint"
By Catholic dogma, if memory serves, one cannot be a Saint until one has passed on. So I'm all cool with NOT tacking that one on to my name. At least not yet.

Not that I heed Catholic dogma myself, but there's no harm in covering all my bases. Heh.
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Let's do try to keep this out of P&R. I think you guys can discuss the merits of getting frocked as a minister without it turning into an argument (I hope!). I'll trust you. If it turns into a this religion vs that one thread, though, I'll be forced to move it.
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Let's do try to keep this out of P&R. I think you guys can discuss the merits of getting frocked as a minister without it turning into an argument (I hope!). I'll trust you. If it turns into a this religion vs that one thread, though, I'll be forced to move it.
, he said frocked
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, he said frocked
Pff. Frock him.

Eh, just kidding, Tom.
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When I was still working as a social worker for the mental health service I became an ordained minister of the ULC. At the time it was a well considered and seriously made decision to become a minister and I must say that the ULC's spiritual principles are easy to live with and are wonderfully inclusive.
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