A friend on facebook the other day shared a link to his official certificate that he was an ordained minister of Dudeism.
There are a lot of non-mainstream religions that offer online ordination, which is perfectly legal in many states regarding the power to perform legal marriage ceremonies (where the minister signs the marriage paperwork). Some states, however, require that you have an active congregation (for the purposes of performing marriage ceremonies and signing the related documents).
I guess if you didn't care about the ability to perform ceremonies or not, it might be neat to be able to say that you are ordained, although you probably couldn't put that on a resume if you didn't want to give potential employers unnecessary information about your religious beliefs and practices.
For mainstream religions, the ordination process usually involves some sort of formal training or even a degree from an institute of higher learning, at which point you're probably going to be putting that information on a resume because you're probably going to be pursuing a career in the field.
Are any of you mommies also ministers, priests, or anything along that vein? Did you go through a formal training program, get ordained through a website, or does your chosen faith not require anything formal?
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