The journey from priest to atheist

The journey from priest to atheist

There are 4 comments on the Mano Singham's Web Journal story from Nov 15, 2011, titled The journey from priest to atheist. In it, Mano Singham's Web Journal reports that:

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Since: Nov 11

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#1 Nov 16, 2011
I can't help but think that the priests who are atheists but don't say anything to protect their jobs until retirement

are a lot like the American generals who waited until retirement to say that Don't Ask Don't Tell wasn't a good policy

and the police who only after retirement say the war on drugs was wrong

if these people want to step up and be meaningful, then say these things when you're still on the job and do the right thing then

not on your way out the door

rn
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Since: Sep 10

United States

#2 Nov 16, 2011
random ntrygg wrote:
I can't help but think that the priests who are atheists but don't say anything to protect their jobs until retirement
are a lot like the American generals who waited until retirement to say that Don't Ask Don't Tell wasn't a good policy
and the police who only after retirement say the war on drugs was wrong
if these people want to step up and be meaningful, then say these things when you're still on the job and do the right thing then
not on your way out the door
rn
http://ntrygg.wordpress.com
While I don't think anyone would become a priest who didn't believe in god in the first place, I'm sure there are a lot of them who have a change of heart over the years as they read more and more on the subject. I heard that on her deathbead, Mother Theresa said that she doubted god actually existed.

I may be to apologetic to them, but I have at least a little hope that they aren't speaking out about their religion's lies because they don't want to be the cause of people's disillusionment. Who knows how many people would kill themselves if the pope and a bunch of cardinals said that god was a myth....

Since: Nov 11

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#3 Nov 16, 2011
Insane messiah wrote:
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...I may be to apologetic to them, but I have at least a little hope that they aren't speaking out about their religion's lies because they don't want to be the cause of people's disillusionment. Who knows how many people would kill themselves if the pope and a bunch of cardinals said that god was a myth....
I think a lot of them stay on to slowly introduce that very disillusionment

after all, when you know it's a crock, it's hard to sell the product

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#4 Nov 16, 2011

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