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Message 1245491 - Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 18:33:26 UTC

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/13/unbelieving-preachers-get-help-to-come-out-as-open-atheists/?hpt=hp_t2

It seems there are a lot of people, previously with faith, that observe and learn such that the faith disappears. Bart D. Ehrman, a Biblical scholar with a Phd is a great example. I have referenced him several times before. The more he learned, the less he believed.

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Message 1245509 - Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 19:39:57 UTC
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He isn't just Athi, he's the Athiest! :^D

<<<ducks>>>

Dan Barker is another noted example (author of "Losing Faith in Faith" and with the FRFF.) It would seem that the more passionate believer, the more passionate the disbeliever when they lose it.

//dispassionate disbeliever
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Message 1245512 - Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 19:47:50 UTC

My wife has read books about several nuns that had the same thing happen. Mother Theresa herself was said to have gone that route, as well as some of her nuns. They spent their whole life trying to help, and at the end, nothing had really changed.

Mother Theresa also accepted several million dollars from a man who embezelded it from innocent people in a way similar to Bernie Madoff. When the man was caught and on trial, Mother Theresa sent a letter on his behalf to the court. The court sent back a letter asking her for the money to be returned, as many people lost everything they had. Mother Theresa never replied.

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Message 1245578 - Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 21:47:28 UTC

Matthew 7:21-23
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Message 1245667 - Posted: 14 Jun 2012, 1:42:59 UTC - in response to Message 1245512.
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Mother Theresa also accepted several million dollars from a man who embezelded it from innocent people in a way similar to Bernie Madoff. When the man was caught and on trial, Mother Theresa sent a letter on his behalf to the court. The court sent back a letter asking her for the money to be returned, as many people lost everything they had. Mother Theresa never replied.



Hadn't read about that before... thanks.

"Mother Theresa was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction."
--- Christopher Hitchens

Side note: One of the interesting celebrities who recently "came out" as a non-believer is Morgan Freeman... interesting because he played God twice. :^)
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