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"And Besides The Wench Is Dead..." [Mar. 28th, 2017|01:31 pm]
Tony Grist
And the reason why I don't want to tell people what I used to do for a living?

It's because they're likely to want me to explain myself further. If you say, "I used to be a bank manager" or "I used to be a supermarket cashier" the conversation ends there. Those things don't need further unpacking. But if you say "I used to be a priest..."

When pressed further I used to say "I lost my faith." But that was a bit of an evasion. If I were to answer now I might say "I needed room to breathe".

Beyond that it gets complicated and- besides- all this stuff is so old...

From: cmcmck
2017-03-28 12:41 pm (UTC)
I'm still a priest, but then all Quakers are.

You can't be the only ex priest out there, surely?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-03-28 03:31 pm (UTC)
Oh no, there must be quite a few of us.

Technically speaking I am still a priest because the Church teaches that holy orders are indelible. If I wanted- which I don't- I could go through a bit of bureaucratic jiggery-pokery and return to the ministry.

I am also, for the record, an initiated Wiccan priest with an impeccable lineage.
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