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I am tolerant of organised religion and try to keep at least a partially open mind about such matters, so when I was talking to a Nun this morning, I got to wondering what, exactly, do Nuns do?

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old-bushman wrote:I am tolerant of organised religion and try to keep at least a partially open mind about such matters, so when I was talking to a Nun this morning, I got to wondering what, exactly, do Nuns do?

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Honestly, I have no idea....I do know what they supposebly don't do :dyinglaughing:

This is one link I found on the net....
http://www.theologic.com/oflweb/inhome/monk02.htm

So, looks like pray and teach to me....and a bit of gardening :hailjo:
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old-bushman wrote:I got to wondering what, exactly, do Nuns do?

Nun of your business.

Seriously, they hang out at churches. It's their habit.
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Come on guys, I'm trying to be serious for once. :9923:
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I think, in a round about way, both our answers are serious....

Nuns, hang out in churches and pray and teach...
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Besides hit kids with yardsticks during Sunday school, I have no idea.
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Nebula wrote:Besides hit kids with yardsticks during Sunday school, I have no idea.
Sounds like experience talking. :coffeecanuck:

I know back in the day they were also school teachers in the convents.
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Okay, I'll narrow it down a bit. Why would a Nun be involved in a couples divorce?

Serious answers only, please. You people would have too much fun with this otherwise.
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old-bushman wrote:Okay, I'll narrow it down a bit. Why would a Nun be involved in a couples divorce?

Counselling would be my guess.
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I agree with Neb...
A Nun may be used to clearify certain aspects of religion, considering they teach it...
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old-bushman wrote:I am tolerant of organised religion and try to keep at least a partially open mind about such matters, so when I was talking to a Nun this morning, I got to wondering what, exactly, do Nuns do?

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Have you ever heard of Google? Try it and you will get your answer.

Or you could have just asked the Nuns you were talking to...
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Nuns I've known do a lot, from working with troubled youth and addicts to assisting with church activities. Don't know how many take their final vow anymore. I liked it better when they wore habits and had their special names.
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I was involved with Nuns as a child and teenager … I truly believe that some of the Nuns are there to do their best … some took the part and it went to their heads and went on a power and control trip …

I also believe that Nuns having a deep belief in God have been used by the Church Heads … to work to make the church much, much richer …

A few years ago in Quebec some Nuns polled their money together and invested some $6,000,000.00 to a person to invest in a business … they were taken for a big ride and lost all the money … where did they get the money …
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normaM wrote:I liked it better when they wore habits and had their special names.


Cloistered nuns still do, but I believe because they abide by the papal enclosure, you don't see them out in the community as often. I think it depends on the rules of each particular monastery as to how 'cloistered' the nuns are.
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Sort of a girl "monk" aren't they?
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