Priest or Not?

As you may know, we allow only DOCTORATE level titles next to an author’s name.

Here is a question: Should we allow priest, pastor, rabbi, minister, shaman or any other spiritual level title?

The upside is that legitimate authors who are ordained can have their legal title respected.

The downside is that it’s a slipperly slope and there are many levels of legitimate religious people vs. those who buy a religious title via mailorder.

My gut decision is no, but I’m second guessing myself so I thought I’d put it out there and ask for your help.

Should we allow them or not? Any suggestions?

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Glennys writes:

A spiritual level means different things to different people. So my gut-level answer is “no”.

Instead, if they want to establish credibility in being a spiritual advisor, they could mention their “spiritual level” in their article(s).

Comment provided March 1, 2005 at 7:02 PM

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