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Hypocrisy [Nov. 4th, 2006|09:43 pm]
Tony Grist
One of the reasons I became a priest was because I thought it would make me good. 

I expect lots of people do the same.

This poor, old, Haggard guy probably believed that becoming a minister would make him less gay.

Or even not gay at all.

Sorry, pal.

No-one chooses to be a hypocrite. They get suckered into it. They sign up for a life of lovely, lilywhite, psalm-singing goodness and their loins let them down.

From: sunfell
2006-11-04 11:25 pm (UTC)
I've often wondered what motivates men to become priests. There are few equivalents for women- with the exception of the Pagan paths- women are not expected to be called.

I wanted to be a priest when I was a girl- not because it would make me good, but because it would bring me closer to that divine spark I saw from time to time. I wanted to be the bringer of that spark to the people.

Then, I learned that Christian priesthood is a male-only thing. That turned me away from Christianity, and I found Paganism and Wicca. I worked my way through that, and am out on the other side. I am now an agnostic, but spiritual person. I ditched religion completely somewhere along the way.

I don't know if this makes me a hypocrite or not. I feel more authentic as an agnostic than I ever did as a high priestess.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-11-05 09:49 am (UTC)
We've followed very similar paths. I try to avoid labels these days, but "agnostic" comes as close as any. I think, like you, that one can be spiritual without adhering to any particular belief system.
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