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Daniel Dennett’s study on non-believing clergy
Posted: 21 October 2010 03:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Occam. - 21 October 2010 03:30 PM

Quoting ExMachina:

I don’t think a church can survive with ministers admitting to having doubts about their faiths. Religions (in general) rely so much on authoritarianism that any doubt is a sign of weakness.


I agree, especially if they make their views public.  However, if a member of the congregation asks to be counciled by the minister about his/her doubts and the minister admits his/her own helps the person move toward atheism, the person may feel closer to the minister and actually become a stronger member.  Who knows, after a while the whole church could become non-believers. :)

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..and we can all sing kumbaya together!  :-)

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Posted: 21 October 2010 03:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I was thinking more of folk songs   :)—and also setting up support groups for women who are looking for abortions, gays, atheists, classes in critical thinking, etc. 

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Posted: 21 October 2010 03:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Occam. - 21 October 2010 03:47 PM

I was thinking more of folk songs   :)—and also setting up support groups for women who are looking for abortions, gays, atheists, classes in critical thinking, etc. 

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It would be such a wonderful world!(PP&M’s If I had a hammer?) :-)

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Posted: 21 October 2010 03:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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OK, humor an old fud.  What does PP&M stand for?

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Posted: 21 October 2010 03:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Occam. - 21 October 2010 03:54 PM

OK, humor an old fud.  What does PP&M stand for?

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Peter, Paul and Mary of course!! :lol:

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Posted: 21 October 2010 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Of course!  I should have remembered that.  See, I told you senility is setting in. :)

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