The Civil Constitution of the Clergy: Clergy Point of View

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The Civil Constitution of the Clergy: Clergy Point of View

Post  CicelyS on Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:48 pm


March 3rd 1791
As we all know, the National Assembly has been building a force against us, the Clergy, for years now. Land has been taken from us as well as our rights, privileges and much of our income. Just recently, even the highest ranking of our men have been forced to either swear an oath of loyalty to this new constitution against us, or we become “non-juring”. This is a disgrace against God. We were given our gifts of communication with Him for a reason, and now they doubt us. Starting in 1989, land was torn from us against our will and ever since then, the National Assembly have slowly been increasing their fight against us. Apparently, these “reforms” are necessary for the benefit of the country, yet only 55% of clergymen agree to swear the oath. This could even be interpreted as an attack against us. One must not let these ungodly men take our God-given rights away from us. It is being said that these occurrences are making our King Louis XVI more alienated every day.
The Bourgeoisie men are mainly behind this attack, and more and more people are joining the cause against us. Unfortunately, these events are leading to splits in the church. It is saddening to see something like this affect Gods men so much. This all started as a way for our country to join together with the Church and create one religion suitable for all, yet by going about this is in a manner so discriminatory against the church, those against us have only made the situation worse. The changes in our salaries are drastic and even more shocking, our leaders do not have to be appointed by the Vatican or be Catholic anymore. This is truly a disgrace and is leading to shock and horror throughout the Clergy. All around France, clergymen are being affected by these changes. One must even consider a counter revolution to aid our way out of the mess the National Assembly has caused. We must join together and be strong, keep praying and always stay true to God even throughout events such as these.
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Re: The Civil Constitution of the Clergy: Clergy Point of View

Post  Mira W. on Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:09 pm

Wow, that is an amazing article, Cicely! What I liked the most is how you told the story firmly from a clergy member's point of view during the entire piece. You managed to make it believably God-centered, though many non-religious people have trouble with that. Great job Smile
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