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Re: Priests who lose their faith
« Reply #45 on: August 15, 2016, 08:17:08 PM »
Why not?  I call them like I see them.  The human being is an insignificant insect mammal.  If you don't like the way life is,  too bad.

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Thanks,  but I was using the term in the most demeaning way possible. I know humans aren't literally insects,  but cosmically speaking, it describes them pretty well.  Actually, if you think about it, they are straight up microscopic.
I got your point. Couldn't keep my inner geek at bay.
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Re: Priests who lose their faith
« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2016, 08:22:14 PM »
Sometimes my points are like a thorn in one's side.

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Re: Priests who lose their faith
« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2016, 08:49:18 PM »
Sometimes my points are like a thorn in one's side.

Always question all authorities because the authority you don't question is the most dangerous... except me, never question me.

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Re: Priests who lose their faith
« Reply #48 on: August 15, 2016, 08:55:39 PM »
Are you laughing with me,  or at me?

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Re: Priests who lose their faith
« Reply #49 on: August 15, 2016, 09:09:09 PM »
I'm laughing at your statement.

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Re: Priests who lose their faith
« Reply #50 on: August 15, 2016, 09:10:10 PM »
Because I'm so rosy?

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Re: Priests who lose their faith
« Reply #51 on: August 15, 2016, 09:26:25 PM »
Because your statement was hilarious.

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Re: Priests who lose their faith
« Reply #52 on: August 16, 2016, 01:52:24 AM »

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Re: Priests who lose their faith
« Reply #53 on: August 16, 2016, 09:14:47 AM »
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It is easy to sit back and judge. However, these people are leaving the only life they have known for years. It is not done easily or lightly. If keeping a job that provides food, clothing, and shelter for me and my family requires faking it for a time, then so be it. Heck, it is not like the flock is living in the light of truth as it is.

I agree.  Also, is there really a clear point in time when faith must be considered lost?  Or rather, would there not be a fuzzy area in which nothing is clear enough to make  life-changing decisions?
And as with any break with a deeply held belief, admitting to one's self that, "It is all over," can be a life shattering event, full of guilt. It is natural for some to attempt to maintain the status quo, put it off.
That first moment I realized I was an atheist was a bit scary. Actually, my first thought was, "Oh my god, I'm going to hell!" Then I laughed very hard at myself and went to get the laundry out of the dryer. After that, I had no guilt, just some scars and issues to deal with. That took a few more years and is another story entirely.
Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of the astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.~Carl Sagan

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Re: Priests who lose their faith
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2016, 10:26:13 PM »
I think I was about 8 or 9 when I realized that I didn't hold the same beliefs as the birth givers.