[Merged] I'm gonna have to agree with the church on this one / Atheist Minister
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10-09-2016, 12:48 AM
'Crossed' the Line? (pun intended)... "Atheist" Minister to be defrocked
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/09...urges.html

Read this in the paper today at work. I admire her progressive approach. Just thought others might get a kick out of this.
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10-09-2016, 08:50 AM
RE: [Merged] I'm gonna have to agree with the church on this one / Atheist Minister
(10-09-2016 12:48 AM)Johnny Wrote:  https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/09...urges.html

Read this in the paper today at work. I admire her progressive approach. Just thought others might get a kick out of this.

I disagree about this being a progressive approach, I think it is actually harmful to the atheist position because she is "mudding the waters" and may actually reinforce the general public stereotype that atheist is a "belief" just like other religious belief.

What I would have considered a progressive approach is if she would have come out with a public statement something like "after years of deep religious study and personal struggle I can no longer fulfill my duties as a minister of this church as I no longer believe in it's basic tenants", and then left the church.

Right now she's just making a mockery of both atheists and the UCC.

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