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Of course when you put it like that…

Quite the dearth of content around here these days – can we blame the recession like everyone else?

A few moments ago I received the following e-mail from a dear friend of mine:

To: Sully

From: [removed to protect the polite]

Subject: Funny

Was gonna post this on Facebook but then realised I’m friends with a priest on it and as much as I want to bare my raging atheist soul (haha) I don’t want to offend him too much cos he’s actually quite nice!

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I reckon she ought to have posted it – if a person is offended by a rather glib summation of their belief system, then any offense they take to it would surely be prompted by their own nagging doubts being forced out into the open.

In other news, Facebook-using-priest “actually quite nice”. We’ll have more for you on this story as it happens.

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3 Responses

  1. ‘Seriously study theology’ – surely an oxymoron!

    My feelings are, that for most priests – it’s a job, it pays the bills, gives them good-standing in the community and makes them feel important.

    I don’t see how anyone can square the glaring inconsistencies of church doctrine and remain intellectually honest.

  2. I find it hard to believe that priests who have seriously studied theology could continue to believe in it. It could be that they stay at it because they believe that the morality message that goes with it is of benefit to society. in any case it’s a career and they’ve already invested a great deal of time and effort in it.

  3. It’s very good – I once heard something similar in a podcast, some skeptic getting a priest to admit that their doctrine could be glibly summarized as…

    ‘So God sacrificed himself, to himself, to save us all – from himself’

    – it has a biting satire to it!

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