Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

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What we call the ordained in CFSM?

Cap'n
5
24%
Reverend
2
10%
Irreverend
8
38%
Minister
0
No votes
Monister
3
14%
Pastor (Paaahstor)
2
10%
hey you
1
5%
 
Total votes : 21

Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby Cap'n Tedward on Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:01 pm

Okay, So, I recently got my ordination plaque in the mail from bobby, and I've started notifying people that I'm open for legal and "spiritual" marriages under the CFSM. But some of the paperwork asks for an honorarium, and I'm not sure what a CFSM minister(?) would be called. A different thread went on about the position of a "Cap'n" so I adopted that for now. But I thought the community should decide.
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Re: Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:26 pm

Actually, I'm a fan of not having the title be "Cap'n," though if that's what a particular clergy person chooses, then that's fine by me. But a Captain generally needs a ship to be a Captain, and that's how they're able to perform marriages, though they may not be able to perform other spiritual duties.

But most of all, I'm all for personal choice and the ensuing variety. So I will abstain from voting since I think all can be valid honorarium (especially Irreverend), except perhaps "hey you." Whatever floats your boat. Er, ship.
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Re: Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby Ubi Dubius on Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:42 pm

Congratulations, Cap'n Tedward! Let us know how your weddins go.
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Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:59 pm

I sort-of like 'Monister' and 'Irreverend' just because of the rebellious nature of them, but I'm not sure that the paperwork gurus will.

I'd prefer 'Pasta' or 'Pastaaarrrgghh' to 'Pastor' or 'Reverend' or 'Minister' but then I don't much like any variation on protestant Christian titles (I know it is just prejudice from my upbringing).

I think I'd go for 'Cap'n' just because it is a recognised title and I think that people who are wed by a Cap'n won't have so much (potentially embarrassing) explaining to do, so are more likely to opt for a wedding officiator with that title.

There would be no point in being a wedding officiator with a title that is so weird that no-one opts to be wed by them!
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Re: Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby Cap'n Tedward on Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:20 am

I also came up with
Fryer
Flyer
Fodder
Mutter

I like Pastarrrr
I feel like I'll be dipping between Cap'n, Monister, and Pastarrrr as the occasion fits.

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Re: Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby Bug on Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:47 am

I will refrain from voting since every option is based on a Christian alternative. Cap'n is too close to "Chaplain" for me. And "Hey you" just won't work.

So I'm officially not casting a vote. Let the other parts of the community decide :fsm_float:

Edit: Some sort of version of "Flyer" might get my vote :haha:
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Re: Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby Tigger_the_Wing on Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:13 am

Oh dear, I forgot about the ESL people!

'Cap'n' is, and always has been, a contraction of 'Captain' and nothing at all to do with religion. Ship's Captains have traditionally been allowed to conduct marriages.
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Re: Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby Bug on Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:33 am

Tigger_the_Wing wrote:
'Cap'n' is, and always has been, a contraction of 'Captain' and nothing at all to do with religion. Ship's Captains have traditionally been allowed to conduct marriages.


Since it isn't a short form I'm accustomed with I'll make my own associations, thank you.
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Re: Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:38 am

Bug wrote:I will refrain from voting since every option is based on a Christian alternative.


That is a good point. Can we perhaps come up with riffs on other religions? Imam comes to mind, but I have no idea how we would pastafarianize that. Also: Rabbi.
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Re: Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby Cap'n Tedward on Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:52 pm

Some Other religion names...:
Shaman
Kahuna
cleric
elder
venerable
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Re: Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby Cardinal Fang on Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:39 pm

I like "Irreverend" as a title. Kinda sums up a lot about what we're about.

Plus in my favourite books by Jasper Fforde, Thursday Next's brother Joffy is an ordained minister of the Global Standard Deity (basically a merger of all the religions so people can just go with what works for them) and his title is "Irreverend". If it's okay for Jasper Fford, gotta be okay for us.

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Re: Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby pieces o'nine on Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:50 am

'Irreverend' has some precedent as a clerical title.
When I decided to leave a diaconate program, I still met up with former classmates on a regular basis due to other obligations. Jazzy introductions (when needed) would go: this is the 'Rev.' X, the 'Rev.' Y, the 'Rev.' Z, the 'ir-rev' pieces, the 'Rev.' ... :lol:
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Re: Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby black bart on Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:48 am

Good luck to Cap'n Tedward...will you be serving Fish Head Stooo to thee guests?
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Re: Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby Cap'n Tedward on Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:09 pm

Well, my first wedding is a burningman. So, not a lot of ways to cook playa fish there... :lol:
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Re: Rev? Cap'n? Fr? FSMin?

Postby Ubi Dubius on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:39 pm

Cap'n Tedward wrote:Well, my first wedding is a burningman.

It is better to marry than to burn.
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