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Go to: Unbelieving preachers get help to 'come out' as open atheists

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Positions Held: Pentecostal Minister From Aug 1990 - April 2012 Reason for leaving: Realized God doesn't exist, too honest to lie to congregation. Skills: Motivational speaker, persuasive, good writing skills, adept problem solver using logic and reason, excellent management and people skills. (this is hypothetical btw)

Actually it seems to me that a typical preacher turned atheist brings a lot to the table a potential employer would be interested in in spite of the fact that his diploma is from a religious university. There is also the possibility of going back to school to learn a new profession which is what I am doing myself after 20 years of military service.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 17:46:56 UTC | #947430

Go to: Petition to defend Indian rationalist from false accusations

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Signed, I'm just surprised that this sort of thing doesn't happen here in the US, but hey one can always hope.

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 05:21:25 UTC | #946267

Go to: Will we ever clone a mammoth?

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How about creating a human from chimp DNA, how freaky would that be, or genetically tweaking animals or even humans, I mean I would hate to see the kind of discrimination depicted in Gattaca but cloning offers some interesting possibilities which would fly in the face of religion, we could really start playing God in a few years. As if we don't already.

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 03:14:37 UTC | #946030

Go to: Falling from Faith: When Pastors Stop Believing

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I did however attend my first Mormon temple endowment session as an atheist last week, at the Salt Lake Temple no less (my wife asked very nicely with the hope of reconverting me, but my atheist mojo was far too strong for the Mormon mumbo-jumbo to have any effect), but boy was that a freaking bizarre experience.

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! The Great Oz has spoken!"

I was like WTF the whole time but I was surrounded by devout believers so I kept my head low and played along for appearances sake. I wonder what the dudes reaction at the vale would have been had I mentioned that I didn't really believe in any of that shit.

Sat, 02 Jun 2012 04:08:32 UTC | #945142

Go to: Falling from Faith: When Pastors Stop Believing

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Its a double edged sword of sorts, there are pro's and con's to both sides of belief and non-belief, its not that I regret having rejected the notion of God, I am far better off now for sure. Its just that in spite of the guilt and the tens of thousands in tithing and the mental gymnastics religion was such a huge part of my life for such a long time, and because of a desire to keep the peace at home it still is a big part of my life, I simply approach it from an entirely new point of view. Having pulled back the curtains exposing religion for what it really is has also eliminated its power to control me, that's the aspect of atheism which means the most to me.

Sat, 02 Jun 2012 03:40:35 UTC | #945138

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