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I've been a priest for 8 years. Sadly, I only believed in god for the first 5. I just can't switch professions.

I've been a priest for 8 years. Sadly, I only believed in god for the first 5. I just can't switch professions.

 
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I think that's incredibly brave of you to say. This life is about being happy. Even if you have to work at McDonald's, get out of the priesthood and live your life!!! Above all else, be happy. You'll be on my mind.
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The only thing holding you back is fear!
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How can you act as a spritual guide and confessor when you can't find your own way or the courage to accept the things you can't change and change what you can. Pray for the insite to know the difference. I know you will do what's right.
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being a prest isnt about faith in god though, its about faith in people
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You know He exists... don't kid yourself. What have you been doing? Kidding yourself so you could do something you desired? Don't listen to the Devil's schemes. You know! You know! There is absolute truth, it is within Jesus Christ, Gods only begotten Son. DONT LISTEN TO THOSE LIES!!!!
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You need to see a psychiatrist. You sound slightly crazy.
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It's okay. According to how you now believe, for the first five years, you were guiding people to a god that doesn't exist. You're doing the exact same thing now.
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You're in good company. Mother Teresa didn't know if she believed in God - she admitted it.
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Leave the priesthood. Your not the first to leave and you won't be the LAST! I have a couple of friends that left the Nun hood and stayed in town and are very happy. And no one has crucified them. One is very active in the church now as a lay person.
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You are accountable for all of the lives you touch...right or wrong. God does not call liars to the pulpit. Ask for forgivness and repent. Jesus will forgive you and has bought your pardon with his blood. Never forget that.
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If this is true, it is incredible. I was raised Catholic and grew to understand that it did not fulfill me spiritually. It would take an immense amount of bravery, but I urge you to leave your church and give those you have touched the chance to question religion. I do not blame you if you don't, though. I still can't tell my parents I don't believe in God.
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We all know there really is no god, so what!
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Wow, if a priest is confessing that...
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I don't think he's crazy at all. I think it's amazing that he's admitting that.
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God exists, you just need to find a BETTER way to find/worship Him. As you already know by now though its not through Catholicism!
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I'm not sure that "sadly" is the correct word. More like "sensibly".
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That's got to be tough. Other people count on you for their spiritual beliefs. Find another profession.
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If you're not sure you want to leave then just get on your knees and pray the prayer of Jabez, word of warning though, when you do, hang on............
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Shucks there must be another job that requires so little time and still gives you access to young boys... hmmm maybe not.
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f***ING HYPOCRITIC!!!
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As a pastor, I can feel for you. Everyone wants certitude from you, but the last thing the Bible teaches is certainty. It's more about mystery, doubt, and ambiguity. Follow your own path, wherever it leads.
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Stay right where you are in life. Try to find some humor in it. Feed on the irony. Write a book about it.
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LOL...not funny. I feel for you, but am happy you've joined the ranks! Gods/Religions cause wars, one less "believer" means one less battery to fuel the hate.
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You should be ashamed of yourself.
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One of the Ten Commandments it "make no image of Me," and your image of God has been shattered. This will be replaced with more images until you achieve a union with Him. The purpose for religion is to help facilitate this "initiation" so that priests are no longer needed, but one is born-again into a life of spirit, of constant endeavor to achieve a perfect union. Have you read Plato? Moses Maimonedes says that belief in God is a negation of our knowledge of him, a void, not an assertion. Thanks for being honest with yourself, now get through this forest to the other side with a fuller understanding and more ability to help others.
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Wow this is very unfortunate. I would rather you give up this profession and find yourself, then continue to lead others in a direction that you yourself don't believe in. I believe in Christ, but you don't have to. It's a humans choice. But what you are doing is wrong.
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Oh! The humanity! This represents something beautiful to me.
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You SHOULD write a book about it!
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Faith No More was a great band!
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You are a man first.
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This is common-crises of faith. Talk to your spiritual advisor or bishop. If you leave remember that the world needs social workers, family advocates and counselors in all sectors of the economy.
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You can do anything you want to do. Face your fears and be who you want to be. You are lying to yourself and others. Think about how happier you would be if you followed your dreams.
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It's not too late to switch jobs........I worked with a mortgage loans guy who graduated from seminary school......don't worry about believing in God.....God will believe in you.....just switch......it will all be behind you in about one year....
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Looking at this world, anybody that says they haven't at one time or another at least 'doubted' God is either a fool or a liar. Just stay "in character". Help those that youcan, give hope where there is none. If there is a God and ge is truly merciful, he will surely take your good deeds into account.
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