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Go to: Church pastors become atheists

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Comment 6 by katy Cordeth :

I suppose what I'm suggesting is that some of these new converts to atheism could be persuaded to remain at their posts and act as fifth columnists, and as the modest Dr. Keith suggests "try to take others with them". That way they could still enjoy the privilege they've no doubt become accustomed to: primo parking spots, grace-and-favour accommodation, first dibs on newly arrived divorcées etc. They wouldn't have to worry about where their next meal was coming from or where they'd be laying their head the following night.

You'd think churches would try to root out atheist pastors to prevent them from taking others with them. I doubt this will happen. Church leadership doesn't want to know.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:11:52 UTC | #947035

Go to: Richard Dawkins & Daniel Dennett. Oxford, 9 May 2012

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to all about meme:

I didn't take Dennett's comments about relaxing to mean that we should stop trying to influence others away from religion.

Instead, he's saying -- Don't worry -- it's happening, and will continue to happen because of the speed such influence has now thanks to the internet (which Ingersoll did not have).

Sat, 02 Jun 2012 16:15:30 UTC | #945200

Go to: Falling from Faith: When Pastors Stop Believing

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Comment 4 by Universeman :

I scincerly wish that I could still believe in God, but I also know that because I am honest with myself I will never be able to do so....

Anyone else here feel similarly? Or am I the only one here who has a soft place in my heart for that time when I was still able to believe in God, like a cherished childhood memory.

No, I don't miss believing in God, but I do miss church sometimes, especially on the big holidays when the music is good. So sometimes I go to listen and sing along.

Sat, 02 Jun 2012 02:59:52 UTC | #945136

Go to: How the Web is killing faith

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Comment 4 by achromat666 :

Hmm, speaking of the comments section I find one response particularly interesting. There's a lengthy explanation regarding a new Torah actually putting in the modern finds and discoveries regarding their veracity.

I think I might want to find a copy when it becomes available.

That has been out for a while. It's an updated “Tree of Life” book (aka Etz Hayim) which can be found up and down the pews in synagogues. The entry about exodus archeology is on page 1343

Sat, 26 May 2012 20:14:53 UTC | #943689

Go to: Nonbelievers flex their political muscles

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Maybe she's seen the light?

It's happened to a lot of us, why not her?

Thu, 17 May 2012 01:50:47 UTC | #941952

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