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I'm really struggling to muster much empathy here. You did, it seems, systematically deceive these people, standing in front of them and lying to them week after week. I just had a bit of a quick read through the article and clergy project site to make sure I'm not being unfairly critical and I don't think I am. You even said "I feel like a fraud.". That's because you were a fraud.

Now I'm all for people leaving the folly of religion behind, it's a great thing - but did you really expect your flock to just shrug it off with a but of 'shucks, you caught us out there' good humour after the colossal deception you perpetrated against them?

If I found out someone had been deceiving me week in, week out I'd be pretty damned annoyed too.

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:35:23 UTC | #933612