Alright, well here’s the thing about branding my beliefs as mere opinions:
This reduces everything down to opinion. Taking a rationalistic approach involves looking for the evidence and reason behind adopting a certain belief. I use that to establish my viewpoint on the role of men and women from a secular perspective.
I don’t think people should follow my opinion simply for the sake of following what I believe, but I do think that people should do that which is right. I believe that that which is right is above human, subjective thought. As a result, I make a habit of trying to go beyond subjectivity and getting into objectivity. Since I beleive that what I’ve established is objectively true (through rational reasoning), it would only be natural for me to want my views to be followed, not for the sake of the fact that they’re my views, but because my views are formed by truth, not vice versa.
Furthermore, I’m not “anti-equality”. Do I think men are superior to women? No. I think they’re both equal under God. However, “equality” today seems to mean that Men are the same as Women, and that’s proposterous. Their brain chemistry and emotional development is fundamentally different, and ignoring their physical differences is just absurd.
When you say “freedom”, do you mean freedom to do what is right or freedom to do whatever? I do not have the freedom to kill, for example. But that’s something that affects someone else negatively, so I’ll go beyond that.
Do I have the “freedom” to consume heroin? I know it’s an extreme example, but we’re talking about the human ability to do that which they want to do, rather than that which they should do. If the government is not a moral agent and just exists to keep a degree of order, then why not lift all moral restrictions in the name of freedom?
Now, if you’re referring specifically to my point concerning women Priests, I don’t think I need to explain that Christianity is not a religion that depends on human subjective thought for its moral compass. Christianity bases its belief in Holy Scripture and Holy Tradition. Both are considered to be of God. Therefore, if God is the ultimate source of morality, who are we to reject that?
There are no “human rights” apart from God’s Will. There is no “morality” apart from God’s Wishes. God is the only reason that mankind is not a mere collective of walking sacks of cells that rape and kill each other simply because it’s a natural product of their evolution.
And this logic applies to every other moral understanding of mine as well. Gender roles are a Christian-given concept that needs to survive. Just as every other moral ruling you and I take for granted depends on Christianity to survive.