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Almost Agnostic 9781599715018

Almost Agnostic

A Humanist Priest

ISBN-10: 1599715015
ISBN-13: 9781599715018
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PUBLISHER: Aardvark Global Publishing
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Product Description: This is the story of a 73-year-old Catholic priest with many doubts, but a passion to serve his parishioners. He believes the legends and myths of religion help people, and he will bend dogma and rules to help his people. Father Kevin Reilly believes the priesthood should be open to women, he provides communion to gays, and he conducts parish forums where his parishioners freely express their views on Catholic doctrine and discipline. His belief in the sanctity of life extends to fellow creatures; he condemns hunting and killing for sport, and even adopted a pet goat from the pound. The priest has a mystical sense that spiritual energy survives the grave, rejects the idea of everlasting hell, and knows that thoughts of heaven help people in time of grief. He sees Jesus as a great prophet who demanded a world of mercy and justice and was martyred for his teachings. Father Reilly does not challenge the rule of celibacy for priests, but an affair when he was a young priest has brought some stunning, life-changing revelations to his senior years.

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