>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kenneth Gauck
>Sent: Wednesday, 7 July 1999 0:42
>-----Original Message-----
>From: GeeMan
>Date: Monday, July 05, 1999 7:38 PM
>>Sure, why not? Henry VIII started his own church, and he was a pretty
>>unpriestly dude.
>Before his breech with the Church, Henry was awarded the title Defender of
>the Faith because of a theological tract he wrote opposing Luther. The
>Crown of England still possesses this title as head of the Church of England.
Before his elder brother died, leaving Henry VIII a throne that he wasn't
expecting, Henry was in training to be an archbishop or similar. Despite this,
it's still my belief that anyone above the level of priest is so because of the
politics of religion more than religious belief.

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