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The Athiest Priest

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http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/features/can-you-be-an-atheist-priest
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/losing-my-religion-clergy-who-no-longer-believe-gather-online/2014/04/24/401e07d8-cbcf-11e3-b81a-6fff56bc591e_story.html


The idea of an atheist priest sounds like an oxy-moron, but it is not. It all depends on what you see as the function of a priest.

On the one hand, you have to deal with the issue of whether religion is real. Is there a God? Does he command you to do X,Y,Z? Is there hell? Is there a heaven?

Let us use the term used in the article. Let us use the term used in the article to refer to the approach to religion acknowledging it is not true. Non-Realism.

Non-Realism Remove all the talk of God, hell, heaven, and crazy study on the bible, and you still have a very useful functions for the priest and the church.
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