by Stan Bennett

by Stan Bennett

Friday, March 6, 2015

Yes, I'm Still Here

Yeah, it's me and I'm still here. Still in the same town, same job, and as before, saying and doing things I no longer believe in.

It has been difficult to find different work but it's hard to find the time to search. More importantly, I  no longer want to do the things for which I'm qualified.

But I'm going to speak up a bit more. I still have things to say, so stay tuned. 

10 comments:

  1. Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?

    Ralph: That about sums it up for me.

    My favorite quote from Groundhog Day (the movie) Kind of describes how I feel about being a pastor too

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    1. I like Groundhog Day, too. Hang in there, friend!

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  2. I'm eagerly awaiting retirement in Dec. 2016 after 35 years as a pastor in a mainline denomination. I CAN'T WAIT!! Tired of the bullshit, the back-biting, the meaninglessness of what passes for theology, although I do love the pastoral care aspect. I can do that, though, without bringing gawd into it much just being a caring, compassionate individual. I've thrown the doctrinal baby out with the dogmatic bathwater and find that if I preach forgiveness, mercy, love, compassion, and all the good of the human spirit, then I can maintain in the pulpit awhile longer. If I could afford to retire today, I'd do it. I feel your pain...your deep pain. It's a con game...and we've been conned, but be compassionate with yourself. You are still Love and Compassion without a Xn label. We need a hell of a lot more of that.

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    1. Congratulations on looking forward to retirement. In your place, I'd stick it out! I preach about those things too--mercy, love, compassion--they're more important than ever. Yes, it's a con game, and I don't like being part of it, but it's very complicated to get out. Good luck.. you'll make it, and so will I.

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    2. Yes, you will. Yes, indeed, you will.

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  3. Some don't believe in God. I find it impossible "NOT" to believe in Him. Because it is impossible for there "NOT" to be a God. I'm gonna trust him.

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  4. Stan owes it to the people he's deceiving to just get out of his church. The people deserve better than that.

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    1. Anonymous, I agree that I need to leave. It's way past time. As for what the people deserve, I have a number of thoughts on that. Thanks for an idea for another article.

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