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OUTSIDE OF SOCIETY - THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO BE
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26th-Mar-2009 02:03 am
He's Towin' It
An Atheist in the Pulpit
Public identity and private belief are never more at odds than when a preacher loses his faith.
"We spend our lives impersonating who we think others want us to be," he says. "And we end up as living impostors. So, when someone comes to me and tells me they're losing their faith, I congratulate them. You're starting to embrace your own thinking self—the essential, immutable, immortal self— as opposed to the accidental criminal you have been made to think you are."
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26th-Mar-2009 11:39 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing that... Interesting indeed!
26th-Mar-2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
Profound wisdom in just that paragraph.
26th-Mar-2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
The pastor of New Dimensions in Tusla (the one who no longer believes in Hell) is the subject of a piece on NPR's "This American Life." I'm sure you can find a stream of it online. I found it fascinating.
26th-Mar-2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
I love that icon!
26th-Mar-2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this! Forwarding it on to some agnostic priests I know!
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