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Fri Aug 4, 2017, 09:23 AM

2. Wow...just wow.

On the other hand, I knew a retired minister who did lose his faith in fairy tales - all of them including the one he made his living from for 40+ years. He admitted to becoming an atheist some years before retiring. Can you imagine! How, I wondered, could he live with his hypocrisy? It was like something from Bill Maher's Religulous movie.

I'm rambling on now...And, forgive me, off the subject of the OP a bit...

Surprisingly he admitted this to hubs and me after only a couple of long visits to our house when he came to pick up his grandson, our son's playmate. This was the early 90's.

Why tell us, we wondered? Was it the fact that we were honest about never attending church and/or the fact that hubs is a physicist? (Well-known that most all of them are atheists.) I susposed he was just playing his hunches.

His honesty was shocking, yet he was quite humble and contrite with us. This was *with us*. He also confessed that he'd never told his family or any church members, not even his wife who later invited me to church! It's hard being an atheist near the thin edge of the RW buybull belt. I can imagine his intellectual loneliness.

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